On this page, you will find 22 rhino coloring pages that are all free to download and print! Rhinos have captured the imaginations of children and adults for centuries due to their strength, large horns, and armored-like skin.
For this series, I illustrated various styles and types of rhinos for all ages and skill levels. Included are some adorable baby rhinos, mother and baby rhinos, white rhinos, African rhinos, Indian rhinos, a woolly rhino, and even a Lego-themed rhino!
Unfortunately, rhinos are one of the most endangered species due to poaching and loss of habitat. So to spread awareness and to learn about these amazing animals, these coloring sheets can be used at home or in the classroom to teach kids about rhinos and conservation efforts.
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 Rhino Coloring Pages
Here are 10 cheap, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
1. Make a Funny 3D Rhino
For a funny, abstract craft that’s loads of fun to make, have your youngsters create a zany 3D rhino.
Start with a small cardboard box and laminate it with the rhino’s body after it’s colored and cut from the page.
Paste the rhino’s head to one end of the box over a layer of cotton or felt for a perfect 3D effect.
Make hilarious, short, square legs from gray construction paper, and roll up a piece of white computer paper for horns!
2. Design a Rhino Fan
Have the youngsters color the rhino page of their choice and glue it to a large, cardboard circle–or any shape the child desires.
Glue the cardboard to a large craft stick to be used as a handle, and cut and roll up a piece of white construction paper for a horn to stick straight out from the front of the fan.
This comical creation can be finished off with large googly eyes and a black craft pom-pom for a nose. It really will work great as a fan on a hot day!
3. Glow-in-the-Dark Wall Art
Youngsters can create their own glow-in-the-dark rhino wall art from a coloring page! All that’s needed is glow-in-the-dark paint and some invisible glue.
Glow-in-the-dark finger paints work best for this craft since those little fingers can create fun and interesting textures as they go along.
Once the rhino is colored, the children can sign their name or initials with glow-in-the-dark paint.
The finished page can be framed as illuminating wall art in the child’s bedroom!
4. Flying Rhino
For this craft, the body and head of the colored rhino page should be cut out separately and used to laminate an empty toilet paper roll.
A string should then be threaded through the roll.
Affix the rhino’s head to the front of the toilet paper roll, and glue gray pom-poms to the bottom of his feet. A small piece of pipe cleaner is perfect for a tail.
Trace, cut out, and attach wings, and the result is a hilarious “flying rhino” that can be hung in any doorway.
5. Rhino of Great Joy
A rhino has long been a symbol of joy in many ancient cultures and is often used this way in crafts.
Creating a “Rhino of Great Joy” is a simple craft, even for youngsters.
Once the child has colored and cut out a rhino, its shape should be traced on a gray piece of paper, and the pages stapled or glued together on one edge.
When the colored rhino is pulled back, the “shadow” rhino is revealed, on which the child should list everything he or she finds joyful!
6. Make a Fun Refrigerator Magnet
For this cute craft, have the youngsters laminate the underside of a paper plate with a finished rhino coloring page.
Pink felt can be used to fold into rhino ears, and a white pipe cleaner wrapped around a Q-tip is a perfect 3D horn.
Large wiggle eyes can be added for a funny finishing touch. A simple magnet can then be attached to the back, and the refrigerator has a whole new look!
7. Recycled Rhino
For this craft, the youngster needs an empty, clean peanut butter jar, five dixie cups, puffy gray paint, two googly eyes, and glue.
The jar is laid on its side, and one of the dixie cups is glued to the “lid” end, bottom facing out, as the rhino’s head.
The other dixie cups are then used as feet, with the widest part at the bottom. Once the rhino is assembled, the various parts of the coloring page are used to laminate it.
Googly eyes and gray puffy paint are the finishing touches!
8. Make a Dancing Rhino
This craft is fun for one child or as a classroom activity. Once the rhino is colored, it should be cut from the coloring page in multiple parts.
The head, legs, and tail should be reassembled with paper fasteners so that all the parts move.
Youngsters can put the rhino in funny positions, or even create a giant poster to which all the rhinos are glued.
The poster can have a different look every day, depending on how the children position each rhino!
9. A Fun Way to Learn Words
For this cute activity, have each youngster trace a giant “R” on a piece of construction paper and decorate it as desired.
The children can then finish a coloring page, cut the rhino out, and give him a new home in the center of the “R.”
On either side of the letter, the youngsters can write down every word they can think of starting with an “R.” There can even be a prize for the child who comes up with the most!
10. Dress up a Plain Aquarium
If your child has a fish tank, aquarium, or even a fishbowl, a rhino coloring page is a great item to decorate it with.
Once the child has finished the page, it can be left intact, or the rhino can be cut out.
Invisible glue or non-damaging putty can be used to affix the page to the outer side of the aquarium or fish tank.
A pom-pom or puffy paint border can be added to make it extra fancy!