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Camping & Hiking Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

Pack your backpack and lace up your hiking boots for these 24 camping coloring pages that are all free to download or print! Camping and hiking are cherished outdoor activities that bring people closer to nature and provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

For this series, I illustrated various outdoor scenes, including campfires, tents, hiking trails, and breathtaking landscapes. So, whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or just daydreaming about your next escape, these printables are sure to get the imagination into high gear!

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To start coloring, you can click on any of the below images or links. This will then open the PDF on a new page, which can then be downloaded or printed. You can also save these PDFs for digital coloring on an iPad or iPhone!

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 Camping Coloring Pages

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

10. Paper Plate Campfires

Start by choosing a camping picture that features a campfire with a roaring blaze.

You’ll want to isolate the fire from the rest of the image and enlarge it so that it will fit half a paper plate (you can use big or small paper plates).

Print it off and have your kids color in the campfire, using brown for the logs and orange and yellow for the fire. Then they will cut it out.

Next, they’ll cut a paper plate in half and paint it blue – you can use light blue, but I prefer darker blues to mimic the night sky.

Wait for the paint to dry, and then paste the campfire to the middle of the paper plate (with the arch side upward).

You can add painted, drawn, or cut-out stars around the fire to finish off the craft.

9. Tent Memory Crafts

Find a camping image with a tent that has doors clearly illustrated.

Have your kids color in the picture, and then, using scissors or an X-acto knife, carefully cut open the doors of the tent (you, the adult, might want to do this part!).

Use a picture of the last time you went camping, whether it was just last weekend or a few years ago.

Paste it to the back of the picture, where the tent flaps open, and then paste the entire illustration onto a piece of construction paper.

Write something special at the top – “Camping Trip Summer 2023” or “Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time – Katrina Mayer.”

You have a lovely keepsake to remember your camping trip by!

8. Camping Dioramas

For a fun activity to keep your littles busy on a rainy afternoon, have them turn my camping pictures into dioramas.

Using a piece of cardboard as the base, they can color in and cut out various “pieces” of camping paraphernalia, including tents, campfires, trees, etc.

Have them leave about half an inch of paper under each figure they cut out because they’ll bend that under and use the tab to glue the figures down to the cardboard.

They can then draw and cut out people or even use Legos or some other toys to play with the dioramas.

7. Camping Party Invitations

If your kids are having a camping party – even if it’s just in your backyard – you can use my camping pictures as the front of the invitations.

I recommend copying and pasting the illustration you want to use into a word processor document, resizing it to a fourth of the page, and putting it in the upper-left corner, upside down.

Then, you can either type in or write in the party details in the bottom-right corner quadrant.

When you fold the page in half and then again, the picture is on the front, and the details are inside.

6. Themed Rocks

Perfect for taking with you camping, for making camping-themed rocks, you’ll need smooth, flat-topped rocks and Mod Podge.

You’ll want to resize the images so that the vignettes are small enough to fit on the rocks, say two or three inches big.

Then you’ll have your kids color in the pictures, cut them out, and Mod-Podge them to the rocks.

When you go camping, your kids can leave the rocks for other campers to find!

5. Suncatchers

As a reminder of nights spent under starry skies, you will print off the illustrations you want to use onto transparency paper.

Then, your kid will pick items – a tent, a campfire, trees, etc. – and fill them in with tissue paper in a variety of colors.

They’ll then cut out the items, poke a hole in the top and tie off some string or cord to hang the suncatchers with.

4. Starry Sky Camping Pictures

For this craft, you will again need paper plates cut in half. Your kids will paint them dark blue and either paint, draw in or use tiny cut-outs of white stars.

You’ll resize the illustration of choice so that it’s on the smaller side, and then the kids will color in the camping vignette of their choice and cut out the items.

They’ll paste the items near the bottom of the paper plate to show the smallness of campers in a huge wilderness.

3. Puzzles

A fun activity if you have a group of kids, have them color in different camping pictures and then, using black Sharpies, draw puzzle-shaped pieces directly onto the illustrations.

Then they’ll cut the pieces out, and they can swap puzzles with the other children!

2. Tic-Tac-Toe Pieces

You can create a Tic-Tac-Toe board by just drawing four lines, and you can make it even more fun if you use my camping pictures to make the pieces used to play.

Group the items by type – tent, fire, tree, etc. – and have your kids color them in and cut them out.

1. Illuminated Jars

To make illuminated camping jars, you will first need to isolate and cut out the pieces you want – a tent and a tree, for example.

You’ll paint or shade the figures in all black and tape them to the side of a large juice bottle or milk gallon.

Then you’ll cover over the bottle or gallon – and the black cut-outs – with ripped-up pieces of tissue paper; try to use a lighter color.

Next, you’ll fill the bottle or gallon with battery-operated lights – either a tea light or string lights.

The glow cast by the illumination is perfect for a picnic table at night.

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