Unleash your creativity and embark on a paw-some adventure with these 32 puppy coloring pages that are all free to download and print! These sheets are great for anyone who loves puppies and is looking for a craft activity that is sure to bring tons of smiles and creativity!
Included in this compilation, we’ve captured the energetic frolics of lively puppy retrievers, the proud poise of dalmatians, puppies chasing after their tails and playing fetch, as well as a collection of kawaii-style puppies, among other irresistible scenes waiting to be colored in!
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 Puppy Coloring Pages
Here are 10 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
10. Animal Shelter Posters/Signs
If you’re part of an animal shelter organization, there are two truths: You will take in a lot of puppies, and you will hold a lot of events.
Where my puppy illustrations come in is the advertising of said events to benefit said puppies!
You can use my coloring pages and isolate the puppy figures to use in your posters/signs, whether they’re physically printed out or used digitally on social media.
9. Gift Bag Embellishments
For the dog lover in your life, you can DIY a plain gift bag to include a cute puppy or two.
Print out onto cardstock the puppy/puppies you want to use and color them in with markers or colored pencils.
Cut them out and paste them onto the plain gift bag, which you can find at any dollar store in the gifting section.
Make sure the glue goes all the way to the edges of the cut-outs, however, so they don’t snag and rip on anything in transit.
8. Toilet Paper Roll Puppies
This cute craft is great for kindergarteners and grade schoolers – and you’re left with an object that is like a toy, so your kids can play with it and make the puppy bark and run.
You will use a puppy picture where the dog’s face looks out, straight-on (or close to).
Have the kids color in the dog’s face, neck, and tail and cut those out.
You’ll want to use cardstock for this next part – cut out four little tabs that are flat at the top and rounded at the bottom, and at the rounded bottom, draw on three short lines for the feet.
Glue the tabs onto the toilet paper roll (held horizontally), two in front and two in back.
Then glue on the tail and the neck and head.
Pick a puppy picture where the dog’s face is prominent and larger. Print that out onto cardstock, color it in, and cut it out (just the face).
Then, take a piece of red construction paper or cardstock and cut out a heart, roughly two-thirds the size of the dog’s head.
Glue the heart to the puppy’s face so it looks like the dog is holding the heart in its mouth.
Write your sweet Valentine’s message on the heart, something like, “My tail wags only for you, Valentine!” or “See spot LOVE.”
6. Findable Rocks
To make findable rocks, you will need a handful of smooth-topped rocks of various sizes and Mod Podge.
You’re going to resize the puppy pictures to be much smaller – say, no more than three inches tall. You can select, copy and paste them all onto one document and print.
Color them in and cut them out, then Mod Podge them to the tops of the rocks.
Let the Mod Podge dry overnight and place the rocks on trails, at the park, outside of the grocery store, etc. – anywhere where people could find them and enjoy them!
My puppy pictures would make adorable bookmarks for both adults and kids.
You can use a whole-body puppy and paste it to the bookmark horizontally, or just the head, set atop the bookmark so that the dog peeks out from the book when it’s closed.
You’ll likely want to resize the illustrations to make the puppies fit; once you’ve done that, you can print them out and color them in.
Cut them out and paste them onto a rectangular piece of construction paper or cardstock, roughly three or four inches by eight or 10 inches.
4. Paper Dolls
My puppy pics are so cute, they can and should be played with as paper dolls!
Print the puppies you want to use onto cardstock, color them in and cut them out.
You can use them as-is, or, for added convenience (or for younger hands), you could glue a crafting stick to the back to make more of a puppet.
3. Puppy Headbands
You can turn your little cutie into a barking, playful puppy with just a few steps.
First, you’ll pick a puppy picture where the dog’s head is prominent; you can resize it to be larger if you want.
Print that off, have your kid color it in, and cut it out.
Next, you’ll need two-inch wide strips of construction paper that you can loop to fit around your child’s head.
Paste the puppy’s head to the front of the loop and set it atop your kid’s head.
2. Wall Art
My puppy illustrations are so cute, they belong on the walls of your home.
Color them in, frame them (you can find inexpensive frames at Walmart or the dollar store), and hang them up in an artful arrangement.
You could also cut a few down to different sizes to add interest and variety to your gallery wall.
1. Christmas Tree Ornaments
If there’s a puppy picture that looks like your dog or a friend or family member’s dog, you could preserve their likeness as an adorable Christmas tree ornament.
You’ll need shrink sheets, which you can find on Amazon for less than $10; print out the puppy you want to use onto the shrink sheet and color it in with markers.
Cut out the puppy and punch a hole where you want it to hang. Bake per the instructions and then let cool completely.
You can add things to the ornament – like a little ribbon bow, hot glued on – and string some ribbon or cording through the hole to hang the ornament with.