The story of Peter Pan has infiltrated every part of our society. There have been multiple popular culture adaptations used in books and films. It has entered our language as we commonly use phrases that allude to the story. This classic story by JM Barrie hits a tone with all of us who perhaps have felt the fear of adulthood and responsibility just like Peter. That is why we have this wonderful collection of Peter Pan coloring pages that you and your kids can enjoy as you recount tales of Neverland, fairies, pirates, and never wanting to grow up.
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Some History on Peter Pan
JM Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright that lived at the turn of the 20th century. Barry first introduced the world to Peter in some chapters of his novel The Little White Bird, published in 1902. As Barrie continued to adapt his character of Peter, in 1904, his production of Peter Pan or the Boy who Wouldn’t Grow up took London by storm. The play was a roaring success. Later, after Peter Pan had become as popular as ever, JM Barrie adapted his play into a novel entitled Peter and Wendy, published in 1911. In 1953, Walt Disney adapted Peter and Wendy into an animated feature film that has probably been the most famous film adaptation of the story to date.
Coloring Peter Pan
Peter Pan coloring pages are so fun to color because of the many colorful and memorable characters in the story. But, none is more important than the titular hero Peter. Your kids will love coloring Peter Pan as he flys through the air to help the Lost Boys, Wendy, John, and Michael. His mischievous face, fun outfit, and whimsical appearance make him an excellent subject for a fun coloring sheet. Peter and his adventures will have you going to the store for more colored pencils.
Wendy Darling is important to the story because she brings a maternal nature and some responsibility to the volatile and funloving Peter. Wendy is a proper girl from Kensington Gardens, and while the temptation of never growing up does intrigue her, she often is the adult in the story. Any Peter Pan collection would not be complete without a picture of sweet Wendy trying to mother Peter and the other boys.
Tinker Bell, the fiery-tempered little fairy, provides the pixie dust that allows the Darlings to fly with Peter. While she may be a jealous little fairy that acts out some mean pranks against Wendy, she is a fiercely loyal friend to Peter. Coloring pages that feature Tinker Bell will be a hit as this recognizable fairy is seen all over the Disney universe.
John, Michael, and the Lost Boys are other important figures featured in the coloring pages. John and Michael are Wendy’s younger brothers, and they fit in well with Peter’s gang of Lost Boys. Coloring pages that feature these characters are fun due to the many personalities and appearances that exist amongst them.
Perhaps one of the best and most iconic villains is the infamous Captain Hook. This grumpy old pirate has a vendetta against Peter Pan. Peter once cut off Hook’s hand and fed it to a giant crocodile. And Hook has been on a quest for revenge ever since.
The hook is always accompanied by his sidekick Mr. Smee. Captain Hook and Smee lead a swashbuckling crew of buccaneers that regularly torment the inhabitants of Neverland. But, Hook is always wary of the giant crocodile with its recognizable ticking as it approaches. Coloring pages that feature Hook, Smee, and the crocodile are sure to be favorites within your children and will have you running out of crayons.
Other characters that may appear in Peter Pan’s coloring sheets are Tiger Lily, the Native American girl that Hook kidnaps in the story. The mermaids often flirt with Peter and torment Wendy. And, the Darling parents may appear as well with the beloved dog Nana.