On this page, you will find 20 unique balloon coloring pages that are all free to download and print! After hosting my youngest son’s birthday party over the weekend, it occurred to me that I hadn’t yet included some balloon coloring printables. I, of course, had to rectify this by creating some!
For this series, I illustrated many types, sizes, and styles of balloons for all ages and skill levels. Included are traditional-looking balloons with fun patterns, love heart-shaped balloons, Disney-themed balloons, happy birthday balloons, plus many more that you can see below.
To use any of these free printables, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!
All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
10 Craft Ideas To Do With Balloon Coloring Pages
Here are 10 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
Have your children or students make beautiful mosaics out of my balloon coloring pages.
Give them scraps of construction paper – the older the kids, the smaller the pieces – and have them fill in the lines.
Let their creativity shine through by encouraging them to create patterns or pictures with the scraps of paper.
9. Expression Illustrations
Sometimes kids can’t put their feelings into words, but they can draw or otherwise artistically represent how they’re feeling.
Encourage them to do just this with my balloon illustrations by inviting them to draw on or just color in the balloons.
Let their pictures or colors do the talking as they express themselves through art.
8. Birthday Cards
Of course, my balloon illustrations are perfect for turning into birthday cards.
You can either print it off on the half-page or the quarter-page (folding as necessary), write Happy Birthday on the front, and include a sweet message on the inside.
This is great in a pinch, like when you forgot your mother-in-law’s birthday (bonus points if her grandkids color in the picture!) or your kid springs another child’s birthday party on you.
7. Textured Balloons
My balloon illustrations are the perfect blank canvas for textured fill-ins.
That can range from candy to beads, to feathers, to pom poms, to glitter sticks – the possibilities are endless.
Consider mounting the illustration onto construction paper to “frame” the artwork and hanging it somewhere prominent in your home.
6. B Is For Balloon Posters
For students learning their ABCs, consider having them make this B is for Balloon poster craft.
Have the kids color in the balloons on the illustration of their choice and then cut them out.
Next, you’ll need poster board or construction paper; they’ll write in (or you can, depending on their age) “B Is For Balloon” onto the page.
Then they can paste on the balloons in whatever fashion they want.
5. Hot Air Balloons
To turn one of my balloon illustrations into a hot air balloon, you’ll need to cut out one that slightly tapers at the bottom and cut off about half an inch from the bottom.
Have your child color it in however they want, and then paste it onto a piece of construction paper.
Then you’re going to make straight lines from the bottom of the balloon and draw in a basket (which your kid can also color in!).
4. Finger Paintings
For the preschooler and younger crowd, why not set up your kids at a table with a drop cloth (or vinyl tablecloth), some finger paints, and my balloon illustrations?
You can find good, non-toxic finger paints from Crayola and let your kids’ imaginations take center stage.
3. Stand-Up Place Settings
If you’re hosting a birthday party, these stand-up balloon place settings would be ideal for welcoming everyone to the table.
You’re going to color in the balloon of your choice and cut it out. Then you’ll trace the balloon cut-out onto a piece of construction paper and cut that out, too.
Paste the two pieces together so that you have one sturdier balloon cut out.
Next, you’re going to take two pieces of pipe cleaner and wrap them around the bottom of the balloon (the “neck” or “inflation outlet”).
Then you’ll make a swirl with the pipe cleaner on the other end so that the balloon stays upright.
You can write people’s names on the balloons, so they know where they’ll be sitting!
2. Thumbprint Balloons
For a fun and different take on “coloring in the lines,” get your kids finger paints and have them press their thumbs against my balloon illustrations repeatedly.
You’ll want them to fill in the entire balloon, using different colors for different objects.
To make balloon mobiles, you might want to shrink the illustrations just a bit or pick images where the balloons are on the smaller side.
You or your kids can then color in the shapes and cut them out. You’ll prick holes into the top and string up the balloons on different lengths of string to an embroidery hoop.
Then, you’ll tie ribbons to the neck of the balloons so that they dangle prettily and festively.