On this page, you’ll find 29 PDF Axolotl coloring pages done by yours truly! I tried to do a variety of Axolotl illustrations from some adorably cute ones, Kawaii, detailed, simple, and even some Minecraft Axolotls!
These coloring sheets are great for a rainy day activity, teaching kids about these amazing amphibians, a mindful evening for adults, or even decorations for a birthday party!
While I love creating these illustrations, I also love coloring them just as much! Normally my young boys climb over each other to color them in. However, they were away at camp, so I beat them to it!
All of the below Axolotl pictures are completely free to download and come in PDF format for either online coloring or for printing. To view any printables, click on either the linked text or the image to open a new tab.
All of these coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes too! Enjoy!
7 Reasons to Try Axolotl Coloring Pages + Crafts
I have also provided some reasons why coloring Axolotls is fun and beneficial for kids, some facts about these creatures, and more, so keep reading!
1. Teaches Kids About Color Association
Something kids should be taught early on is how to associate colors with certain objects. By the time children are toddlers, they associate yellow with the sun, red with apples, and so forth.
Engaging in coloring as an activity can only serve to increase your child’s color and object association skills.
So, using coloring pages to develop this skill is a great way for parents to teach their kids about the difference between certain plants, objects, elements, and wildlife.
For example, Axolotls are white, pink, and dark brown. By using these colors to complete an Axolotl coloring page, your child will be better able to recognize Axolotls in real life.
Try using one of our basic outline Axolotls for a color association project, which is perfect for identifying where each color should go.
2. A Great Activity for Inside Days
For families who live in colder climates, especially when winter kicks in, finding activities to keep your energetic kids occupied can be a challenge.
However, if your kids find enjoyment in arts and crafts, downloading and printing coloring pages for them is a surefire way to keep them busy while the snow is blowing.
As well, these coloring pages are great for inside-day recess at school. Teachers can print them off and have them available during breaks.
If your kids are animal lovers, they may enjoy branching out into amphibian territory and coloring pictures of our adorable Axolotl prints.
3. Helps Develop a Love for Art
Children develop their personal interests in different subjects over many years, and certain hobbies stick around based on whether we have pleasant associations with them growing up.
For instance, if your child shows an interest in arts and crafts, helping them cultivate that activity early on may result in a life-long love and appreciation for visual arts.
One way parents can help their kids foster this passion is by providing them with the necessary materials, such as crayons, markers, pencils, and coloring books and sheets.
Our collection of Axolotl coloring pages is a great choice to get your kids started, especially if they have a soft spot for wildlife.
4. Helps Kids Learn More About Axolotls
School activities create many opportunities for kids to learn new things and develop interests, but it’s also important for their development to continue learning when school is out.
If your child enjoys coloring our Axolotl pages, they may wish to know more about this interesting amphibian!
Therefore, we’ve provided a list of kid-friendly facts about Axolotls that your own children may find interesting.
These facts may also assist teachers in getting their students to develop an interest in wildlife:
Where Do Axolotls Live?
Axolotls come from Mexico. Their habitat is freshwater lakes and ponds, where other animals like birds and turtles live. These amphibians aren’t native to any other country.
What Do Axolotls Eat?
Axolotls are meat-eaters and feed on worms, tadpoles, insects, and small fish. Axolotls do not chew their food, but feed by sucking food into their mouth using their gills.
What Does “Axolotl” Mean?
The word “Axolotl” means “water-dog” in English. Their name comes from the Aztec language.
What Do Axolotls Look Like?
Male Axolotls have large, wide heads, and their eyes don’t have eyelids. However, female Axolotls have round, plump bodies and are usually shorter than males.
Axolotls also have gills on their heads. The branch or horn-shaped parts on their head help them to breathe underwater.
5. Coloring Is a Great Family Bonding Activity
No matter how old you are, coloring is always great fun! So, if your kids enjoy coloring, this is an activity you can do together to help further solidify your bond and form good memories.
A great way to make this activity fun for your kids is to be enthusiastic about the subject. So, if your kid is set on coloring pictures of Axolotls, show an interest!
You can do this by using our family activity suggestion above. By making coloring together an event, your kids may find more enjoyment in sharing their coloring hobby with you.
6. Enhances Other Interests
Our selection of Axolotl coloring pages includes a variety of different art styles, which may be familiar to your kids if they enjoy certain video games or TV shows.
So, if you’re looking to even out your kids’ screen time with other activities, but don’t want to make them feel too restricted, there may be a coloring page in our selection that they’ll go for.
For example, the above Kawaii picture is great for kids who love Anime.
By providing your kids with these familiar options, they can enhance their enjoyment of coloring and their appreciation for other entertainment, while not spending too much time on a device.
7. Activities Kids Can Do With Axolotl Coloring Sheets
If you’re a parent or teacher looking to provide some fun coloring activities for your kids, there are a few things you can do with our Axolotl coloring sheets:
Create an Educational Flip-Book
After printing out a variety of our Axolotl coloring sheets, compile each sheet together to make a flip-book; this can be done using staples or a hole-punch and binder.
On each page, have the kids write one fact about the Axolotl that they find most interesting, using the facts we’ve provided above or by conducting more research.
Set aside one coloring page to use as the book cover, and have the kids come up with a fun title (e.g. “Axolotls: Things You Didn’t Know).
After they finish coloring the pages, your kids will have their very own fact book about Axolotls.
This interactive project will help your kids develop their reading and writing skills, along with piquing their interest in wildlife.
Not only is this great for families, but it is an ideal project for elementary school science or art class.
Create an Axolotl Storyboard
Print out our Axolotl coloring pages, and have each kid select their favorite image.
Using poster board or large craft paper, paste the selected coloring page onto the surface, leaving space next to or below the image.
Paste line ruled paper or index cards onto the blank section. This is where the kids can write their stories.
Have the kids come up with their own storylines, dialogue, character names, etc., and have them match the story to the pictures.
To make it more educational, have the kids include at least one true fact about Axolotls in their stories.
This serves as a great project for science, English, or art class, or even a fun activity for the family.