Get ready to join the courageous world of battling fires with these 20 free firefighter coloring pages! Firefighters are everyday heroes who risk their lives to save others and protect our communities from fire and other emergencies. Whether a teacher or parent, these printables are great for kids to show appreciation for this brave profession.
For this series, I included many firefighter themes and elements, including male and female firefighters, firefighting protective gear, helmets, axes, fire hydrants, fire trucks, and more which you can see further below!
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!
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10 Craft Ideas To Do With Firefighter Coloring Pages
It doesn’t get any more fun than firefighter coloring pages.
Here are 10 terrific, affordable ways to put those finished pages to good use.
1. Climbing the Rescue Ladder
For this exciting craft, a ladder can be fashioned from two popsicle sticks, positioned vertically, and toothpicks placed horizontally as rungs.
A pipe cleaner or piece of yarn should then be draped down one side of the ladder as a hose.
The other end of the “hose” can be attached to the firefighter character after it’s finished and cut from the page.
The cutout can then be glued to the bottom, as if the firefighter is getting ready to climb the rescue ladder.
2. A Cute Desktop Figure
Once the firefighter is colored and cut out, it should be glued around the front of an empty paper towel cardboard roll.
Any excess cardboard at the bottom or top should be trimmed off. Next, some pipe cleaners can be bent into the shape of a hose and glued to the hands of the cutout.
Blue puffy paint applied to the last inch of the pipe cleaner makes it look like the firefighter is spraying water on a blaze.
Best of all, this cute craft will stand on its own!
3. Make an Adorable Poster
Give your youngster a piece of ordinary poster board and some crayons to design a fire truck.
A flap should be cut in the shape of the door so that it can be pulled aside to show the space behind it.
Once the firefighter is colored and cut out, it should be placed behind the “door” to look as if the firefighter is jumping out of the truck when the flap is pulled back.
This makes an adorable poster for a refrigerator or the child’s bedroom.
4. A Fun and Original Firefighter Hat
For this easy craft, the back side of an extra large paper plate should be painted red with craft paint.
Next, a large flap should be cut in the general shape of a firefighter’s hat. When this is pulled straight up, the rim that is left makes a perfect hat.
The firefighter should then be cut from the finished coloring page and pasted to the front flap, so the child has a terrific hat featuring his or her artwork.
5. A Funny Firefighter Puppet
For a comical firefighter craft, have your youngster color the desired character and laminate it to stiff cardboard.
Next, trace two holes at the very bottom about the size of a nickel.
The youngster can then arrange a bit of red tissue paper in a circle pulling a few swatches up to look like flames.
When the child places his or her fingers through the holes, the firefighter can be made to walk across the “flames” on his way to the rescue!
6. A Simple But Amazingly Fun Craft
This is an excellent classroom activity and a great way to teach children letters.
Have each child color and cut out the firefighter of his or her choice, and glue it to one side of a posterboard, positioned lengthwise.
Next to the firefighter cutout, have the youngster trace both the capital and the lowercase “F” and write, “F is for Firefighter” at the bottom.
Give each child yarn to make his or her craft into a cute piece of wall art for the classroom or at home.
7. Create a Unique Abstract Poster
For original wall art, have the youngster color, cut out a firefighter, and glue it to the left side of a plain white poster board.
A popsicle stick glued lengthwise across the firefighter’s body is perfect as a hose, and blue puffy paint creates the illusion of water.
On the right side, yellow, orange, and red crêpe paper can be used to create 3D flames, and your child has an outstanding piece of wall art.
8. A Great Doorknob Ornament
For this easy craft, have your child cut a makeshift ladder out of a long piece of thin cardboard.
Next, the firefighter should be colored, cut from the page, and carefully glued to the ladder.
A small hole should be punched on either side of the ladder at the top.
A piece of red yarn or red pipe cleaner can then be used to hang it on a doorknob for a cute decoration.
9. An Engaging Classroom Activity
All youngsters love this craft, and it’s simple to make.
Have the youngsters work together to turn some empty cardboard boxes into a burning building. Make sure they add windows and doors.
They can then take turns drawing people in the windows and doorways who are waiting to be rescued.
Once this is complete, the children can color and cut out their firefighters and attach them to different places on the building to create a fun rescue scene!
10. Fire Truck Fun
For this fun craft, laminate a shoebox with red construction paper or felt.
Doors, headlights, a ladder, and other embellishments can be added with markers or puffy paint.
Once the youngster has finished several firefighters, they should be glued to thin cardboard, cut out, and attached to small craft sticks.
Tiny slits can be cut in the top of the shoebox, and the cutouts are pushed down to appear as if riding on the fire truck!