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Free ARMADILLO Coloring Pages & Book for Download (Printable PDF)

Armadillo is a Spanish word that means “little armored one.” It’s a fitting name since armadillos are well known for the hard defensive shell that surrounds their bodies with bony plates. There are 20 armadillos in existence, and Latin America is their natural habitat. These are nocturnal animals that require a lot of space to run around and dig into the ground, so they don’t make great pets.

That doesn’t mean you can’t get up close and personal with an armadillo through coloring pages. Printable coloring pages feature a variety of armadillo designs, turning these wild animals into adorable friends nestled in a patch of flowers or racing along green grass. Adults and kids of all ages enjoy armadillo coloring pages because they’re quite different from the cats and dogs that most people encounter in daily life.

Welcome to our collection of free ARMADILLO coloring pages. Click the Armadillo pictures or illustrations you like and you’ll be taken to the PDF download and/or print page. Every coloring page is a printable PDF and/or can be downloaded.

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Fun Facts About Armadillos

  • Only one armadillo species naturally resides in the United States. That’s the nine-banded armadillo. It gets its name for the up to nine lines that cut across the center of their shells. Those lines look like bands or belts.
  • Armadillos cannot tolerate cold weather, so they live primarily in warm climates. They don’t have a lot of fat on their bodies for insulation and comfort. That’s why they tend to burrow together underground if the temperature does dip too low.
  • Only one armadillo species can roll into a completely rounded ball. That’s the three-banded armadillo. They roll into balls when they feel threatened by predators. Completely enclosed in their hard, spiny shells, these animals can wait out other animals that would love to have them for dinner.

The Joy of Coloring Armadillos

Armadillos are interesting to color because they almost look like small dinosaurs. Since they’re found mostly in Latin America and aren’t domesticated, many children never encounter armadillos in daily life. Many adults never get to see one either. That makes the animal more intriguing for coloring fans of all ages.

While armadillos in the wild are neutral colors that blend easily into their environments, creative license is allowed while coloring. Have some fun seeing what an armadillo might look like with rainbow scales or a pink stripe along the back of the head. You can keep it simple and go with grey or brown, but that’s not required. The joy of coloring involves exploring the natural world, starting with a bright red armadillo with blue claws.

Everyone Loves an Adorable Armadillo

You can use armadillo coloring sheets to spark curiosity in children of all ages. Animal lovers enjoy coloring and hearing basic facts about a variety of animals. Preschool children can learn how to spell armadillo while older children learn about their habitats or what they eat. Even adults can’t resist an adorable armadillo coloring sheet, so make sure to print out a stack for your family or group.

Armadillo Coloring Pages for All Skill Levels

Are you looking for free printable coloring pages that are suitable for adults and children at various skill levels? Whether you have siblings who enjoy coloring together or want to spend time coloring as a family, armadillo coloring sheets are a great pick. They range from basic silhouettes with minimal detail to extremely detailed pictures that may take more skill to complete.

Armadillos are interesting animals to color because they have paws, claws, long snouts, and even longer tails. Many coloring sheets include background imagery like flowers, grass, and trees to provide even more engagement for coloring sheet lovers of all ages. You can also color your own habitat for your armadillo, putting that creative mind to good use.

If you want to print a few animal coloring pages that everyone will love, armadillo pictures are a great option. Most pages feature adorable faces that even grownups can’t resist coloring.