Flutter into the delicate world of dragonflies with these 20 dragonfly coloring pages, ready for you to download and print at no cost. With these pages, you can celebrate the elegance and beauty of one of nature’s most fascinating insects, one color at a time!
This collection offers a closer look at dragonflies, from their intricate wing patterns and slender bodies to their varied, vibrant colors. Whether perched on a leaf or gliding over a pond, each illustration captures the beauty of these aerial acrobats!
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 Dragonfly Coloring Pages
Here are 10 inexpensive, joyful, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
10. Button Dragonflies
For this craft, you will need a handful of buttons in a variety of sizes and colors.
Your kids will color in the dragonfly of their choice and any background that might be included in the picture, as well.
Then, they’ll choose three or four (or however many will fit) buttons to glue onto the dragonfly’s long body.
They can match the colors to the hues they chose for the wings or go in a completely different direction. Also, they can use the same colors or the same color family or wildly different colors.
9. Pipe Cleaner Dragonflies
Have your kids choose which dragonflies they want to use and print them out onto cardstock.
They’ll color in just the bodies but cut out the wings and the bodies.
Laying the dragonflies flat, they’ll take a pipe cleaner and shape it to the wings, leaving some extra for wrapping around the bodies.
Cut off the wings and replace them with the pipe cleaner, winding it around the body of the dragonfly to get it to stay.
You can use plain colors, but I highly recommend finding glittery or sparkly pipe cleaner for the wings!
Print the dragonflies you want to use onto transparency paper and cut them out.
You’ll tissue paper – you can apply it in little bits or cut pieces to fit the shapes of the dragonfly.
Make sure you use a glue that dries clear, though!
Poke holes near the dragonflies’ heads and tie off a piece of thin string. This will give you something to hang your suncatchers with.
7. Decorative Plates
For a pretty bit of décor that you can place in your own home – or give as a gift – try making these decorative plates.
You’ll just need some inexpensive ceramic plates, which you can get from the dollar store.
Wash and dry them thoroughly before beginning. Then, pick which dragonflies you want to use and color them in with high-quality markers before cutting them out.
You’ll next Mod Podge the dragonfly cut-outs to the plates, applying at least a few coats. Let them dry completely before placing them around your house.
6. Clothespin Dragonflies
You’ll need coiled clothespins (the kind that you pinch to open and close) for this craft, as well as hot glue.
Pick the dragonflies you want to use, color them in, and cut them out. You’re going to glue the dragonflies to the flat sides of the clothespins (let the glue dry before opening/closing them).
Then you can use the dragonflies in a multitude of ways – clipped onto a mobile that hangs from the ceiling or attached to willow branches collected in a vase.
5. Bejeweled Dragonflies
For a simple craft that nonetheless sparkles (and is perfect for younger kids), you can have your little ones pick a dragonfly picture to use and color it in.
Then give them some faux jewels (with the flat backs), glue them, and let them bedazzle the dragonfly’s wings and body.
4. Backyard Dragonflies
For running around on a beautiful summer or spring night, you must make these backyard dragonflies.
Pick the dragonfly pictures you want to use and have your kids color them in and cut them out (they can embellish the wings however they like!).
Next, you’re going to need stem wire; you’re going to wrap one end around the middle of the dragonflies’ bodies.
(You might also want to stick the other end in some foam – both as a handle and so there are no sharp pokey ends!)
Your kids can then run around the backyard with these dragonflies, moving their arms up and down to make the wings flap.
3. Dragonfly Jewelry
You can make pretty necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with my dragonfly pictures – just follow these instructions.
You’re going to print out the dragonflies you want to use onto shrink sheets, then color them in with vibrant markers.
Cut them out; you’ll have to decide ahead of time which pieces you want to use for what jewelry because you’ll have to punch holes for the findings.
Bake per the instructions, and then once the pieces are cooled, you can attach the jewelry findings.
2. Dragonfly Coasters
Buy ceramic tiles and give them a good wipe-down with rubbing alcohol (let dry).
You’re going to pick which dragonflies you want to use – you might have to resize them to fit the dimensions of the tiles – print them out, color them in, and cut them out.
Next, you’ll Mod Podge the dragonflies to the tiles, going over them a few times with the substance.
Once they’re dry, they are waterproof, so you can put your sweatiest beverages on them!
1. Sewn Dragonflies
For a fun craft that you and your kids can freestyle, you’ll need large plastic needles and yarn.
Print out a few of my dragonfly pictures and outline the body and wings with yarn, “sewing” it on carefully with the plastic needles.
Then you can get really creative with the wings – you could embroider flowers onto them or a sunburst pattern – the only limit is your imagination!