Get ready to explore the exciting world of healthcare with these 20 doctor & nurse coloring pages that are all free to download and print! With these illustrations, children can bring to life the important work of healthcare professionals and create their own unique designs featuring stethoscopes, band-aids, and medical equipment.
For this series of printables, I illustrated many themes related to doctors and nurses, including hospitals, paramedics, doctors helping patients, nurses reading charts, surgeons, plus many others that you can see below!
To start coloring, click on any of the below images or links to open the free PDF. Once opened, you can then download or print.
All of the below pages are on US letter-sized paper, but they also scale perfectly onto A4 paper too! Happy coloring!
10 Craft Ideas To Do With Doctor And Nurse Coloring Pages
If your children want to be a doctor or nurse, you probably have lots of coloring pages with these characters.
Here are 10 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
1. Emergency Crew
Each child should have several coloring pages for this easy craft so that 3-4 characters can be cut out and glued to red and blue craft sticks.
The bottoms of the sticks should be glued together, one on top of the other, in a fan pattern.
Then, cut a small piece of white paper into a square and write the word “Emergency Crew” on its surface with a red or blue marker.
This should be glued toward the fan base for a unique and inventive decoration.
2. Funny Homemade Knick Knacks
To make a cute pair of homemade knick-knacks featuring a doctor and a nurse, give each youngster two empty bathroom tissue cardboards.
They can be laminated with a doctor and nurse cutout from the finished coloring pages.
Next, add wiggle eyes, large pom-poms for feet, and pipe cleaners attached to tiny pom-poms folded around their necks as stethoscopes.
These cute homemade knick-knacks can be placed anywhere to display your child’s artwork.
3. Hold That Thermometer
A page featuring the nurse or doctor’s hands folded in front is perfect for this craft. The character should be colored and cut out, leaving a square border.
Then, a small strip of cardboard should be stapled or glued to the front of the cutout, leaving enough slack to slide something into it.
Finally, a “thermometer” can be made from a pipe cleaner with some red puffy paint at one end to look like mercury.
When slid into the opening, it looks like the doctor or nurse is holding a giant thermometer.
4. A Fun and Educational Classroom Craft
Give each child a coloring page, and when they are finished, let them carefully cut out their character and glue it to one side of a small poster board, positioned horizontally.
With puffy paint, the youngster should write “Health Tips for Kids” at the top of the right side of the paper.
They can then list things such as “eat your fruits and vegetables,” “get a good night’s sleep,” and other good health advice for youngsters.
They’ll need some guidance, but this makes it a fun educational craft!
5. Is the Doctor in the House?
Children love to dress up as doctors, and coloring pages can be used to make simple, fun hats to identify the child as the “doctor in the house.” This works for nurses’ hats too!
Start with an ordinary paper plate, and cut off the bottom third. When bent a bit, the remaining part makes a perfect headpiece.
It can be decorated with the coloring page and elastic string used to hold it on, identifying the youngster as the doctor or nurse.
6. Make Colorful Vitamin Bottles
If you’re running out of things to do with those coloring pages, have your child laminate your vitamin containers.
The pages can be cut to fit the bottles, or the characters can be cut out and used as decals for them, depending on the bottles’ size.
Invisible glue works well for this craft, and the best part is your child can make as many as he or she desires–or until you run out of vitamin bottles!
7. Make the Characters Come to Life
For this simple craft, give each child a piece of construction paper or poster board in a light color.
Once their characters are colored and cut from the pages, they can be embellished to create a 3D effect and then glued to the poster paper.
Yarn can be used for hair, puffy paint to create a smile or nose, and wiggle eyes will complete the face.
A pipe cleaner and a tiny, white pom-pom can be used to fashion a stethoscope, and your child has a unique work of art.
8. A Wearable Doctor’s Lamp
When the youngster has finished their coloring page, it can be used to decorate a simple circle of white cardboard, which can be worn on the child’s head.
Once the cardboard is decorated, a circle should be cut from a piece of cardboard and laminated with tinfoil to serve as the light.
This should be attached to a large pom-pom, and the pom-pom glued to the cardboard banner to create a perfect doctor’s headlamp for your child.
9. Doctor’s Bag
Begin this cute craft with two pieces of black construction paper and glue the pages together on three sides with craft glue, leaving the top open.
A long piece of yarn makes a great handle, and both sides of the bag can be decorated with doctor and nurse coloring pages.
For extra fun, twist black pipe cleaners into the shape of a stethoscope, add foil at the bottom and white pom-poms for earpieces, and let it dangle out of the bag!
10. Make a Cute Door Sign
For this craft, the characters should be cut from the page, leaving a circular border around them.
Another circle should be made from white poster board, and the youngster should write numbers around its circumference like a clock.
The coloring page should then have a triangle cut from it so the numbers change when it’s rotated on top of the other circle.
The child can write, “the Doctor/Nurse will return at,” and then set it to the appropriate time for a fun sign.