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NBA & Basketball Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

On this page, you will find 30 action-packed basketball and NBA coloring pages that are all free to download and print! Like many sports enthusiast families, we immerse ourselves in the exciting world of professional basketball, following our favorite teams and players. If you, too, are looking to join in on the basketball fever, you’re in for a real slam dunk!

For this series of illustrations, I created various styles and themes within the basketball and NBA realm that I think will appeal to all ages and skill levels. Included are simple-to-color basketball elements for kids, more detailed and realistic NBA players, legendary basketball stars, team logos, iconic arenas, and who could forget the thrilling moments of intense gameplay!

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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 Basketball Coloring Pages

Basketball is popular among boys and girls of all ages. But try some of these craft ideas if those coloring pages are piling up. 

Here are 10 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!

1. Create a Unique Toy

This enjoyable classroom craft starts with each child decorating a plain styrofoam cup with basketball coloring page cutouts. 

The children should then make a “basketball” by embellishing an orange pom-pom with black yarn.

The pom-pom is then attached to a long string stapled to the cup’s bottom. 

When a strong craft stick is pushed through the cup at its base, the youngsters can toss the ball into the air and try to catch it in the cup!

2. Make a Keepsake Handprint Poster

Begin this craft by giving each youngster fingerpaints with which to make handprints on a piece of poster board.

Using white yarn or puffy paint, a basketball hoop should be drawn toward the top of the poster.

When a basketball is colored and cut from the page, it can be centered between the handprints as if it is being thrown into the hoop.

The children can write their names on the top left corner of their posters and the year on the right for an adorable keepsake.

3. Decorate a Basketball Hoop Backboard

If your child has a basketball hoop at home and it’s mounted on a backboard, he or she can have fun decorating it with items cut from finished coloring pages.

Your child can color several items, such as basketballs, players, and basketball hoops. 

The youngster can create a specific pattern or just add the cutouts in a random design.

When they are attached to the backboard with craft glue or Krazy glue and sealed with acrylic spray, your child’s work will be preserved in an original way.

4. Make a Unique Door Sign

Pages featuring a large basketball work best for this craft. Once the basketball is colored, the page should be glued to cardboard and the basketball embellished.

Give the youngster orange streamers to shred and paste to the cutout. This creates a fun 3D texture for the art.

Black yarn can then be used to make stripes on the ball, and the youngster’s name and “star player” can be added with black puffy paint.

This terrific sign can then be displayed in the child’s bedroom or anywhere he or she prefers.

5. A Fancy Basketball Key Ring

Have each child choose a basketball-themed coloring page, and select an item as the “keychain.”

Once it’s colored, it should be glued to thick cardboard, cut out, and laminated in glassine or contact paper. A small hole should then be punched at the top of the cutout.

Craft rings and yarn are perfect for completing the keychain, and the youngsters have a cute gift for mom or dad.

6. Make a Game Day Banner

Fans of basketball will love this simple craft, and it’s a great classroom activity.

Have each child color and cut out a basketball, and together, decide on a game day slogan that requires the appropriate number of letters.

Give each child craft paint or a large magic marker and have them add the designated letter to the center of their basketball cutouts.

When these are strung together, it becomes a colorful and artistic slogan banner to display in the classroom.

7. Create Fancy Framable Art

For this easy craft, have your youngster draw a basketball net on a piece of light-colored construction paper, positioned vertically.

The youngster should give texture to the sketch by attaching white pipe cleaners to the outline of the net with small amounts of Krazy glue.

Next, the basketball should be colored, cut from the page, and embellished with glitter, puffy paint, or black pipe cleaners.

This creation can then be framed and displayed as keepsake art.

8. Gametime Countdown

To make a funny, artistic game time announcement, a small white rectangle should be cut from ordinary paper and pasted to the top of a piece of black construction paper.

“It’s Game Time!” and a specific time should be written with a black marker inside the white rectangle.

The youngster should then color and cut out a basketball, drawing numbers around its circumference and two hands to make it look like a clock displaying that same time.

The basketball cutout should then be pasted underneath the game time announcement for a cute, abstract poster.

9. Make a Homemade Basketball Hoop

This craft is simple, fun, and inexpensive. Give your child a large piece of poster board from which to trace and cut out a basketball backboard.

This can be decorated with cutouts from finished basketball coloring pages.

Next, a black marker should be used to draw lines on a clear plastic cup, making it look like a basketball net. The cup can then be glued or taped to the backboard.

This cute ensemble can be displayed in the child’s room or even taped to the refrigerator door!

10. Design a Funny Basketball Flower

For this comical craft, have your youngster color various basketball–themed items and cut them from the coloring pages, leaving a circular border around each cutout.

These can be arranged like petals to create a flower design. The cutouts should then be glued together so the craft becomes one piece.

A black pipe cleaner can be used as the flower’s stem, or a craft stick can be attached to the ensemble.

It can then be used as a bouquet decoration or a funny cake topper.  

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