Step into a whimsical world of garden guardians with these 20 gnome coloring pages, all available for you to download and print at no cost! With these sheets, you can bring to life these delightful little beings, known for their pointed hats and mischievous smiles, one page at a time!
In this collection, you’ll discover gnomes tending to their gardens, sharing tales around campfires, fishing by serene ponds, and even some frolicking with woodland animals. From traditional European folklore styles to more modern and playful renditions, there’s a gnome for every imagination!
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!
10 Craft Ideas To Do With Gnome Coloring Pages
Here are 10 inexpensive, thrilling, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
10. Puppets On Sticks
You can turn my gnome pictures into adorable puppets on sticks that your kids will play with again and again.
You’ll print the gnome figures you want to use onto cardstock and have your kids color them in and cut them out.
Then they’ll glue popsicles or crafting sticks to the backs (any kind of glue works well here); wait for the glue to dry completely so the gnome doesn’t go sliding off the stick.
Once they’re dry, your kids can stage little theatricals on the side of tables or even make a stage out of a cardboard box.
Because my gnomes are so dear, they can be used for Valentine’s when February rolls around.
You could print one out and center it in the middle of a cut-out heart with a saying like “Gnome, no matter what, I’ll always love you!”
8. Corner-Of-Page Bookmarks
Here’s a cute twist on traditional rectangular bookmarks: Print out (onto cardstock, if you have it), color in a gnome of your choice, and then cut it out.
You’re going to make a slit under the gnome’s beard – it shouldn’t go all the way from end to end (that would chop off the top of the gnome); leave a little bit of space on either side of the slit.
This will allow for the bookmark to slip over the cover of your pages – and when the book is closed, your little gnome with its hat will peek out over the cover!
7. Christmas Tree Ornaments
My gnomes would make fabulous Christmas tree ornaments, and they can be DIY’ed and personalized to your heart’s content.
For starters, you’ll print the gnomes of choice onto shrink sheets – which can be found online at Amazon for less than $10 per pack.
You and your kids can color them in with markers and add any text you like at this point – “Family Christmas XXXX” with the year in place of the X’s, etc.
Cut them out, then punch holes near the tops of their hats (for the ribbon to go through later).
Bake per the instructions and wait for them to cool. Once they’ve cooled, you can also sprinkle on glitter or hot glue bows (for two ideas).
Cut off a length of ribbon and loop it through the hole you handily made earlier, then tie it in a bow. You can use that loop to hang your ornaments on the tree.
6. Decorative Wreaths
You can make cute gnome wreaths for any season – and with my gnome pictures + goods from the dollar store, you can do it on the cheap, too!
You’ll gather supplies, like a wreath frame, ribbon, garlands, etc., and then make the gnomes that will feature in the wreath.
You can do this by printing them onto shrink sheets and baking them so they come out as sturdy plastic figurines.
Wind your materials through the wreath frame as you like, and then take a hot glue gun and affix the gnomes throughout.
Wait for the glue to dry, and then proudly display your wreath on your front door!
5. Puffy Bearded Gnomes
This is a fun craft that is perfect for little ones who are fine-tuning their motor skills.
Basically, you’ll give them some glue and some cotton balls and have them fill in the gnome’s beard with them.
You can put the glue in a bowl so they can dip the cotton balls, or if they’re a bit more advanced, they can squeeze it from the bottle.
4. Stringy Bearded Gnomes
In the same vein as the Puffy Bearded Gnomes, your kids will “fill in” the gnomes’ beards – but with pieces of yarn!
Cut up yarn into a variety of lengths and squeeze glue into a bowl for dipping (you’ll definitely want to do it this way for this craft because of the smallness of the yarn).
3. Gnome Gardens
There is nothing more precious than a gnome garden – nothing! You’ll need a cheap plate (any size works; it’s up to you), plus faux dirt (or sand), faux moss, and anything miniature you want to include.
This could be little mushrooms, little rocks, little flowers, etc.
For the gnomes, you’ll print them out onto shrink sheets and color them in, bake them, etc.
Once you have all your pieces, you can put together your garden!
2. Garden Decorations
Shrink sheets to the rescue, yet again! You’ll print out the gnomes you want to use, color them in, cut them out, and bake them.
Then glue or hot glue crafting sticks to the backs and let that dry.
Once they’re done, you can stick your new gnome decorations into flowerpots, plants – or even outside, in your garden.
1. Greeting Cards
My gnome pictures are the perfect embellishment for super cute DIY greeting cards.
For example, you could cut out all the background pieces and arrange them on the card with the gnome prominently placed.
Draw in little extras, like a country road, toadstools, gardens, etc.; you could even create 3D effects with a gate that actually opens or trees with leaves that actually rise off the page.