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Food Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

On this page, you will find 30 original food coloring pages that are all free to download and print! For this series, I illustrated a large variety of foods from around the world, including sushi, pasta, pizza, soup, burritos, burgers, macaroons, apple pie, plus many more!

These printables are great for teachers and parents who want to teach children about the different types of food and how they can fit into a well-balanced diet. Alternatively, if you are looking for something creative to do that involves your favorite food, then these also fit the bill!

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To start coloring these pages, click on any of the below images or links to open the PDF on a new page. Once opened, you can then download or print anyone that you like entirely for free!

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 Food Coloring Pages

Food coloring pages have always been a favorite with youngsters of all ages. This is because they typically get to use every color in the rainbow.

Below are some terrific ideas to do with all those finished pages!

1. Make a Coloring Page Cornucopia  

Finish one or more food coloring pages, and cut out the different items.

Take 6 to 7 paper plates and color them in autumn shades or any color that goes with the cornucopia theme.

Fan the plates out from left to right, with each one tucked a bit behind the one to its left.

Cut the last plate into a crescent to serve as the cornucopia’s “tail.” Glue the colored food items onto the first paper plate, and you’ve just created a colorful cornucopia!

2. Design a Bread Basket Liner

Finished coloring pages can easily be used to line a bread basket or bread container. Simply color the page and spray it with an acrylic coating.

Glue the coloring page to the bottom of the bread box, where it will serve as a colorful liner.

For extra fun, color a few more pages and cut out food items to decorate the outside of the bread box as well.

3. Make Fun Labels for Frozen Foods

Food coloring pages are great for making labels to use on freezer containers or plastic bags in which food is stored.

Finish the coloring page, and cut it into equal size parts, laminating each one.

Use double-faced tape, glue, or other adhesive to attach the label to the appropriate container or freezer bag. 

This makes a fun way to keep frozen foods organized, and best of all, the labels can be reused!

4. Make a Decorative Cutting board 

What better way to use a finished food coloring page than to decorate a cutting board? Because coloring pages are the perfect size for this craft, it is super easy to do.

Once your child has finished coloring the page, it should be protected with glassine or clear packing tape. Then, gorilla glue can be used to attach it to the back of the cutting board.

Obviously, you should not glue the artwork to the board’s cutting surface. Hang the cutting board up in the kitchen as a decoration when not in use. 

5. Decorate a Lunch Box

Any child will love decorating his or her lunch box with a finished food coloring page. The page can be colored and then trimmed to the appropriate size.

Rubber cement works best to glue the page onto the inside lid of a tin or metal lunch box, while krazy glue or gorilla glue works best for other surfaces.

Once the glue is dry, a laminating page can be placed over the artwork to protect it, and your child’s lunchbox just got fancier!

6. Make a Colorful Food Pyramid

This makes a great classroom project and can be done with any number of children. On a large poster board, draw the classic food pyramid.

Have each child finish a food coloring page and cut out the items on the page. Each youngster can then find the correct section of the food pyramid on which to paste the finished artwork.

The poster can then be hung up in the classroom and used as a reference whenever the food pyramid is discussed.

7. Make a Fancy Cover for a Cookbook

This craft gives an old cookbook a facelift. Once the child has finished his or her coloring page, it can be preserved in laminating paper and glued to the front cover of a cookbook.

This is a great way to spruce up a cookbook that has lost its shine over the years. Don’t forget the back cover, as well, if it is old or faded.

The inside covers can also be decorated with additional coloring pages or cutouts from other finished pages!

8. Design Original Recipe Cards

Using traditional index cards, have the children write out a simple recipe on one side and use part of a finished food coloring page to decorate the front.

This works best when the individual items are cut out of the coloring page since they will better fit the front of the index card. 

An exact match of the food to the recipe isn’t necessary as long as the cards are decorated in a fun way.

9. Embellish a Plain Cookie Jar

Food coloring pages can be delightful when used to laminate plain cookie jars. This craft works just as well with glass, plastic, or tin cookie jars.

When the coloring pages are finished, the individual food items should be cut out and laminated with acrylic spray or glassine.

The children can choose any kind of pattern they desire to decorate the jar, and take it from plain to fancy!

10. Design an Original Cookbook

This craft is loads of fun for any youngster. Use several coloring pages featuring a broad variety of food items for this activity.

The book can be thick or thin, depending on the number of recipes the child has in mind.

Construction paper in various colors should be used to write out the recipes, and the food coloring pages can be placed in between to create the book.

A simple three hole punch and some paper fasteners are all it takes to put the finished craft together.

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