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Dragon Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

On this page, you will find 52 magical dragon coloring pages that are all free to print or download! I illustrated many types and styles of dragons for this series, including famous dragon characters from movies and literature, majestic and fierce dragons, detailed dragons, mandala dragons, simple dragons for kids, and many more!

These printables are perfect for kids or adults who are interested in these mythical, powerful, and awe-inspiring creatures and are looking for something creative to do. Once the coloring pages are complete, you can then use them as party decorations, banners, wallpaper, placemats, stencils, and so much more!

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To use any of these free printables, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!

All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!

15 Craft Ideas To Do With Dragon Coloring Pages

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

15. Fire Breathing Masks

Turn your kids into little fire-breathing dragons with these masks, which are perfect for indoor play.

You’re going to need a dragon picture where the head of the beast is prominent (you might have to isolate the head and resize it so that it fits your kids’ heads).

You’ll print that off and have your kids color in the head and cut it out carefully.

Next, they’ll make holes where the eyes are and cut out the mouth opening.

Then they’ll glue strips of red, orange, and yellow construction paper inside the mouth.

Finally, they will punch holes on either side of the dragon’s head and tie off pieces of string, yarn, or ribbon, enough to meet behind their heads and be tied into a bow.                 

14. Cupcake Liner Dragon

For this craft, you’ll need five differently colored cupcakes or muffin liners, which your kids will fold in half, preserving the pretty pleating.

They’ll then choose a dragon illustration, color it in and cut out just the head and tail.

They will then paste the cupcake liners on a piece of construction paper, starting with one upside down and then the next right-side up.

The edge of the one that is right-side up will just touch the middle of the liner that’s upside down, and then they’ll continue to place the liners like so.

They can place them in a straight-ish line or give the illusion of the dragon moving by placing them somewhat vertically.

Then they’ll glue the head to the front and the tail to the back.

13. Dragons In Captivity Jars

First, you’re going to resize the dragon of your choice so that it will fit inside a mason jar (either smaller or larger, totally up to you).

Cut it out and set it aside.

Next, you’re going to take the mason jar and spray it with glitter paint, a single coat, so that what’s inside the jar is still visible.

Next, you will cut down a toilet paper roll to about two inches and paste it to the back of the dragon; put the dragon inside the mason jar.

Finally, you’re going to fit a battery-powered, remote-controlled tea light inside the toilet paper roll.

You can close up the jar as is or add a layer of burlap or canvas under the lid.

Turn on the light, and your dragon should appear as a dark shadow against the side of the jar.

12. Play Props

My dragon illustrations can be turned into play props (paper dolls) that will make your kids’ imaginations fly.

Have your kids color in and cut out the dragons, then trace the cut-outs against cardstock.

They’ll cut out those outlines and then paste the two pieces together (this is just to reinforce the flimsier computer paper).

They can either play with the dragon figures as-is or add crafting sticks to the backs to give the dragons a “handle.”

11. Dragon Head Clothespin Puppets

To make this fun little craft, you’ll have to resize the dragon illustrations so that the heads will fit approximately a spring clothespin.

Have your kids color in just the heads and cut them out. Then, following the natural line of the dragon’s jaw, they’ll cut the head in half.

Next, they’ll paste the two pieces to the two sides of the clothespin (the upper and the lower) so that the mouth opens when they press on the clothespin.

10. Party Decorations

Whether you’re hosting a dragon-themed birthday party or a Game of Thrones marathon, get your guests into the spirit with my dragon illustrations as party decorations.

They can be colored in and cut out, taped to the walls, or used as place settings at your table.

You could shrink them down, laminate them and use them as cupcake toppers, or add a notecard and have them identify the food options.


Choose a dragon illustration where the central figure is longer than it is wide, and have your kids color it in.

They’ll cut it out and then paste it onto a construction paper rectangle.

The finishing touch will be to punch a hole in the top of the rectangle and tie off yellow, red, and orange yarn.

Pasting the dragon on with its mouth facing the top would give the illusion that it is breathing fire!

8. D Is For Dragon

This is a good craft for the kindergarten set (especially when they’re learning their ABCs); all you’ll need for this is construction paper and glue.

You’ll make a D out of one color of construction paper and glue it down to a different color piece of construction paper. 

Then the kids will color in the head and tail of the dragon and cut those out; have them paste the pieces down onto the D, with the head near the top and the tail near the bottom.

Lastly, they’ll add the words “Is For Dragon” near the D.

7. Paper Plate Dragon

To make a paper plate dragon, you’ll need a large paper plate, upon which you will take a Sharpie and, starting about an inch from the outer rim, will make a swirl.

Then you’re going to cut along the swirl; the paper plate should bottom out to create a long, swirly body.

Your kids can color in or decorate the body however they want; they’ll also color in and cut out the dragon’s head and tail from one of my pictures.

Then they’ll paste the head to the dragon’s top and the tail to the bottom.

6. Posters/Collages

If your kid doesn’t go through a dragon phase, are they really a kid?

You can use my dragon pictures as posters to hang in their room (framed or unframed), cut out multiples, and use the figures to make a dragon collage.

Have them scour fantasy magazines or even print off pictures from the Internet to complete their collage, then hang them in a prominent place in their room.

5. Suncatchers

You will need transparency and tissue paper to make brilliant suncatchers from my dragon illustrations.

You will first print off the dragon figures you want to use onto the transparency paper.

Then, using bits of different colored tissue paper, you’ll fill in the lines.

Because some of the designs are quite complicated, this craft is perfect for older kids and teens and will make some exquisite results.

Once the dragons are all filled in, cut them out of the transparency paper and poke a hole near the top.

Run some cording through the hole, tie it off, then hang it in a sunny window using a suction cup and hook.

4. Mobiles

For a fantasy-inspired craft that will look perfect in your dark library or dining room, color in and cut out multiple dragons from my pictures (you might have to resize a bit).

You’re going to poke holes in the tops of the cut-outs and tie string through, then attach the other end of the string to an embroidery hoop or even a cool branch from outside.

You’ll want the string to fall at different lengths; play around with how the cut-outs look and re-tie accordingly.

3. Book Covers

You can create gorgeous book covers using my dragon illustrations; all you need is a bit of savvy on the computer.

You’re going to copy and paste the illustration from its original format into a word processor, with the page orientation set on the landscape.

You’ll place the illustration on the right-hand side (because to use it as a book cover, you’ll flip the paper around, and the cover will be on the left), with about an inch of margin space all around.

Print it off and place it face down (again, so the illustration is now on the left). Then follow these instructions for folding a book cover.

It will have to be a smaller book – or, if you have access to a fancy printer, you can print it off on bigger paper.

2. Sequined Scaly Dragons

A beautiful craft for older kids (who have perfected their fine motor skills), you’ll need a lot of sequins – and a lot of patience!

Using regular Elmer’s glue, your kids will place the sequins, slightly overlapping, all over the body of a dragon illustration.

They can stick to one color or use multiple colors for a truly shimmery, splendid effect.

A yellow sequin would not go amiss for the dragon’s eye, either!

1. Toilet Paper Tube Dragons

And finally, for a craft perfect for younger kids, they’ll start by wrapping a toilet paper roll in a color of their choice – green, blue, or even purple would make a cool dragon.

Glue that off, color in, and cut out a dragon’s head, wings, legs, and feet. 

They’ll glue the pieces to the toilet paper roll – the head on the top, the wings off the side, the legs near the bottom.

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