On this page, you will find 22 parrot coloring pages that are all free to download and print! If you are a teacher or parent, these parrot printables are a fantastic way for kids to learn about these vibrant and fascinating birds while also having some fun and expressing their creativity.
For this series, I illustrated a wide range of parrots in different styles and difficulties, ensuring there’s something for everyone! Included are simple outlines of parrots for preschoolers, baby parrots, different parrot species, parakeets, parrots perched on branches, and even a pirate parrot!
To get started, click on any of the below images or links, which will open the PDF coloring sheet in a new tab. From there, you are free to download, print, or even color digitally on an iPad.
All of these coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes too! Enjoy!
10 Craft Ideas To Do With Parrot Coloring Pages
Here are 10 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
10. Sequined Parrots
Bust out the sequins because things are going to get sparkly!
A great craft for grade-schoolers, have kids glue down sequins, slightly overlapping each other, for the parrot’s feathers.
They can stick to blocks of color or use many different colors all over – the effect is the same.
This is an excellent exercise for kids who are perfecting their fine motor skills, but you could always make it easier for youngsters by providing larger sequins.
9. Feathery Parrots
Alternatively, you could provide feathers for your kids to glue onto the parrot pictures.
They can cover the parrot’s entire body or just the torso, wings, or tail.
It could also be cute to use buttons for the parrot’s eyes or felt cut to the shape of its beak for a different texture.
8. Colorful Paper Parrot Tails
Have your kids color in the parrot and then cut him out, but leave off his tail.
Then they’re going to take one-inch by about 10-inch strips of construction paper and curl them up using a pencil or crayon.
(This could also be done using curling ribbon for older kids who can handle scissors.)
Next, they’re going to glue one end of the strips to the back of the parrot, where its tail would go.
Have them add five or more strips to create a beautiful, colorful, and billowing tail.
7. Parrots On Branches
For this craft, you can use one of my parrot pictures that already have a branch, or you can use one that doesn’t.
Have your kids color in the parrot and any background that might appear in the picture.
Then you’ll need a brown paper bag; have your kids start folding it length-wise until it’s about an inch thick. They’ll crumple it up a bit, wrinkling and creasing it.
That’s the branch! If you’re using a picture with a branch already in it, see if they can shape the paper bag into the one in the picture.
They’re going to glue the branch down to the page; they might have to hold it for a minute to make sure it sticks while the glue dries a bit.
My parrot pictures would make gorgeous bookmarks that you will be sad to close up inside of books!
You can do it one of two ways: first, use the parrot shape on its own (though reinforced with cardstock because computer paper can be flimsy).
Second, cut out the parrot and mount it onto a rectangle of construction paper or cardstock.
Whichever way you choose, make sure you use brilliantly colored markers so that every time you open your book to the page, it makes you smile.
5. Room Décor
It might seem simple, but one of my parrot illustrations can liven up a room, adding a touch of tropical color to otherwise dull walls.
You’ll color in the picture from start to finish and then frame it – you can find frames for cheap at the dollar store or even truly lovely frames at estate sales.
Why not do a series of parrots and create a gallery wall? It would suit a hallway or even a bathroom.
4. Parrot Fact Sheet
Parrots are fascinating birds due in no small part to their ability to mimic sounds and talk.
Have your kids or students create a parrot fact sheet by researching information about the birds and writing it down on the page.
Then they can color in the parrot and mount the page on a piece of construction paper for a “frame.”
This craft is great because, in addition to practicing research skills, it also exercises their handwriting.
3. Wrapping Paper
My parrot pages would make beautiful wrapping paper for a small item or box.
Print off the illustration you like and color it using high-quality markers or colored pencils.
Then be sure to place the picture downward when you start wrapping – so that the illustration is on the outside.
2. Colorful Jewelry
Why buy parrot jewelry when you can make it right at home? This is a fun activity to share with your littles and on your own.
You’ll print the illustrations with the parrot figures you want to use onto shrink sheets, color them in with markers, and cut them out.
Depending on what kind of jewelry you’re making, you’ll likely have to punch holes in the cutouts where you want the jewelry hardware to attach.
Then you’ll bake the cut-outs per your shrink sheet’s instructions and let them cool completely.
Attach the jewelry hardware using pliers or a hot glue gun and decorate in tropical, parrot-y adornments.
Find a parrot picture where the bird’s head mainly faces the viewer; you might need to resize the illustration to fit your child’s head.
(You can do this by copying/pasting the illustration into a word processor and playing with the sizing.)
Print it off and have your kids color in the head, then cut it out.
With a sharp pencil, pen, or scissors, poke holes in the eyes and then enlarge the holes to about 3/4th of an inch in diameter.
Then you’re going to punch holes on either side of the parrot’s head and attach two pieces of string (or ribbon or yarn, etc.).
The string should be long enough to meet behind your child’s head and be tied into a bow.