Get your sweet tooth ready as we dive into a sugary whirl of colors with these 24 candy coloring pages that are all free to download or print! Candy, beyond its irresistible allure, comes in many shapes, sizes, and tastes, which makes it an inviting subject for coloring and various other arts and crafts!
For this series, I illustrated many types of candy and fan favorites among kids, including lollipops, gumdrops, chocolate, gumball machines, candy forests, candy apples, spooky Halloween candy, and tons more which 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 Candy Coloring Pages
Here are 10 inexpensive, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
10. Greeting Cards
My candy coloring pages can be turned into greeting cards – or greeting card decorations – with just a few simple steps.
If you’re making a card out of the page, you can shrink the illustration to either a half-page or a quarter-page and fold it accordingly.
Or, if you prefer sturdier paper, you can print off the pages you want to use, color in the candies, cut them out, and then paste them onto folded construction paper or cardstock.
Either way, you have an adorable card that is perfect for a child’s birthday or just a hello to Grandma and Grandpa.
9. Book Or Journal Covers
You and your kids can turn my candy coloring pages into a cute book or journal covers easily; all you need is paste or tape.
To make them into journal covers, your kids will pick the candy illustration they want and color it in (you might have to resize it so that it fits the cover of the journal).
You’re going to take a nice spiral-bound notebook – you can find them at the dollar store or a craft store – and paste the page onto the front.
You can either paste it edge-to-edge or actually wrap the paper around the cover and glue it on the underside.
For this craft, you’ll need shrink sheets and markers. You’ll have your kids pick out the candies they want to turn into keychains and print them off onto the shrink sheets.
Then the kids will color them using markers and cut them out carefully. Punch a hole where you want the chain to go.
Bake the shrink sheet cut-outs per the directions on your individual package and let cool completely.
Once baked and cooled, you’re going to thread the keychain O-ring (or, using pliers, attach the chain).
To make magnets out of my candy pages, you’re going to follow the same instructions as the keychains, minus punching a hole before baking.
Bake and cool the shrink sheets cut-outs and then get your hot glue gun ready. You’re going to hot glue little disc magnets to the backs of the cut-outs.
And voila! You have sweet adornments for your fridge or any magnetic appliance in your house!
6. Wrapping Paper
For a small gift or gift box, you can use one of my candy illustrations to wrap it up into pretty, homemade-ish paper.
Simply print off the illustration you wish to use and color it in the entire sheet (alternately, if it’s from the whole family, you could get your kids to color it in, too!).
Then place the illustration face-down and wrap up the item so that the colored side is facing outward.
5. Gift Bag Decoration
For the ultimate in cute gifting, decorate your next plain gift bag with my candy illustration cut-outs.
Get a plain, nondescript gift bag in whatever color you want and set it aside.
You’re going to pick the candy illustration that you like and color it in just the candies (ignoring the backgrounds).
Cut out the candies and arrange them artfully on the plain bag. You’re going to paste the candies into the bag.
You can do just the front or the front and the back, and you can even do a few bags at a time so you always have one ready!
4. Party Décor
For a sweet birthday party, a baby shower, or even a divorce party, you can use my candy coloring pages as party décor in multiple ways.
You can string together multiple pieces of cut-out candies as bunting; or prop up cut-outs next to candy dishes to let partygoers know what’s on the menu.
You can blow up the illustrations, color them in and laminate them and use them as place settings or hang them from the ceiling.
3. Christmas Tree Ornaments
A fun Christmas-time craft you can do with your kids is to turn my candy illustrations into tree ornaments.
Color them in using super bright colors, glitter, or puffy paint, and cut them out.
You’ll want to reinforce them with cardstock or construction paper, so place the cut-outs down, trace them, and cut them out of the second paper, then paste them together.
Punch a hole at the top of the candy and string the ribbon through, tying off a loop into a bow.
2. Textured Candies
For this craft, you can choose from so many different textured items to “color” in the candy illustrations.
You can do craft pom poms for a fluffy texture; or use actual candies for a pebbled look.
For older kids, you could have them fill in the lines with sequins or small beads!
1. Gift Tags
To make your gifting even sweeter, you can turn my candy coloring pages into gift tags.
Simply color in the candies of your choice, cut them out, and write the obligatory To: and From: on the front (or back).
Punch a hole in the cut-out and string curling ribbon (or actual ribbon) through to affix to the bag or box.
Alternatively, you could also just tape it down onto the gift.