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Pterodactyl Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

Wings, scales, and fossils come together in these 20 pterodactyl coloring pages, available for you to download and print at no cost. This exciting collection celebrates these spectacular flying reptiles known for their elaborate head crests and giant wingspans.

With scenes depicting the creatures soaring above dinosaurs, snatching up prey, and roosting in cliffs alongside their nests, as well as educational tidbits about paleontology, these free pages offer endless fun coloring opportunities for dino fans of all ages!

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 Pterodactyl Coloring Pages

Pterodactyls are fascinating for children of all ages.

If your youngster has colored lots of them, use these top ten crafts to put them to good use.

1. Ceiling Fan Mobile

If you have a ceiling fan and don’t mind your youngster using non-damaging putty to decorate it, this craft is a winner.

Have the child color a pterodactyl bird for each fan blade. 

They should be glued to thin cardboard and cut out, leaving approximately a 1-inch tab of extra paper at the top of each one.

Use the wall putty on the extra tabs of paper and fold them over the top of the fan blades. It will look like the pterodactyls are flying in a circle when the fan is running!

2. Pterodactyls in the Classroom

For this fun classroom craft, have each youngster color and cut out a pterodactyl and glue it to an ordinary drinking straw.

However, the straw should be positioned lengthwise across the back of the pterodactyl, and the paper folded gently around the curve of the straw.

This allows all the pterodactyls to be easily strung together. 

Simply thread a long piece of embroidery thread through all the straws for a unique string of prehistoric birds to display in the classroom!

3. It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane

This engaging craft is fun for any child who has a model airplane that needs some extra flair.

To begin, have the youngster color at least three pterodactyls, one for each wing and one for the airplane’s body.

Use simple rows of fancy toothpicks to embellish the wings, and add a long pterodactyl “beak” to the front of the plane. A simple beak cut from yellow construction paper is perfect.

Your child will enjoy displaying this model plane-turned-prehistoric bird!

4. Pterodactyl Has Lunch

This cute craft is great fun as a classroom activity. It begins with cutting the pterodactyl from the finished coloring page into equal halves, horizontally.

Then, using a large plastic clip, glue the top half to the clip’s upper side and the bottom to its base. 

When the clip is squeezed, it looks like the pterodactyl is opening its mouth.

Now, have the youngster trace and cut out a fish from ordinary construction paper and tape it to the inside of the clip. Now it looks like the pterodactyl is munching down its prey.

5. Make a Prehistoric Scene

If your youngster is a fan of pterodactyl birds and all things prehistoric, he or she will love this craft.

Have the child draw an ancient scene with caves, trees, dinosaurs, and anything else the youngster desires.

Then, when the pterodactyl is cut out, it should be glued above the scene as if it’s flying through the sky.

Add scary wiggle eyes, like the bird is searching for something below to swoop down and eat! Display this cute poster anywhere.

6. Make a Funny Movable Bookmark

Start this cute craft by having the youngster glue the finished coloring page to thin cardboard, after which the pterodactyl should be cut out.

However, the head should be cut away from the body and then reattached with a paper fastener to make it movable.

This cutout can now be used as a funny bookmark by sliding it into the book and bending the pterodactyl’s head down over the current page as if he’s reading!

7. Comical Christmas Card

Begin this fun, easy craft by having the youngster color a pterodactyl and embellish it with red and green glitter and silver and gold puffy paint.

Glue the cutout from the finished page to the right side of a piece of construction paper.

Have the youngster trace and cut out a square from ordinary paper and decorate it like a present.

Attach a piece of yarn to the present and glue it to the card as if the pterodactyl is delivering it! Write a nice holiday message on the other side.

8. Hatching Pterodactyl

Start this adorable craft by having the youngster cut an ordinary paper plate in half. 

The two sections should be attached at one corner with a paper fastener so that the top can be lifted away.

When the pterodactyl is colored and cut out, it should be glued behind the bottom half so that at least two-thirds of the cutout is visible.

When the top is lifted, it looks like the pterodactyl is hatching from an egg!

9. Pterodactyl Cake Toppers

Consider this craft if your youngster is having a dinosaur-themed birthday party where both cake and cupcakes will be served.

Using the child’s favorite pterodactyl coloring page, reinforce it with cardboard and let the youngster cut the pterodactyl out. 

Glue it to a small craft stick for use as a terrific cake topper.

Then, have the youngster trace and cut eggs from white construction paper and staple them to toothpicks. These “pterodactyl eggs” can be used to decorate each cupcake!

10. Make a Funny Beware Sign

The key to this craft is coloring and decorating the pterodactyl in a fierce way.

Add scary wiggle eyes, and cut little strips of black pipe cleaners to give the pterodactyl a deep frown. 

The youngster can even cut giant teeth from white construction paper and add them as well.

The prehistoric bird can then be mounted on cardstock, and the word “Beware” can be written in the magic marker for a funny Keep Out sign.

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