A popular Halloween decoration and symbol is the skeleton. Kids and adults alike will enjoy coloring printable skeleton coloring pages. When I was a kid, perhaps I was less than creative when coloring and left the skeletons white most of the time. However, there are plenty of creative ways to color skeleton-themed coloring sheets despite what many believe. To help out, I provide several ideas for coloring these cadaverous creations.
Welcome to our collection of free SKELETON coloring pages. Click the Skeleton pictures or illustrations you like and you’ll be taken to the PDF download and/or print page. Every Skeleton coloring page is a printable PDF and/or can be downloaded.
An illustration of two cute skeletons wearing clothes and a tall skeleton with arms open wide.
An illustration of a skeleton with flowery eyes holding a pumpkin in the graveyard with bats flying in the night sky.
A goofy skeleton dancing and smiling with a bat and two pumpkins.
An illustration of a skeleton wearing a visor and playing tennis.
A man looking at two skeletons hanging in the closet.
An illustration of a skeleton dancing on a starry night while a cat is watching on the fence.
A skeleton coming out of the grave beside a crow.
An illustration of a skeleton waving hello after coming out of the grave beside a pumpkin and a rabbit.
An illustration of a dismantled human skeleton model.
An illustration of a skeleton sitting down while holding a card with the word “bones”.
An illustration of a skeleton wearing a cape while mixing deadly chemicals.
An illustration of a skeleton standing beside a tree with an owl at night.
An illustration of the skeletal system of the human body.
An illustration of two small bears dancing together with two skeleton puppets.
An illustration of a skeleton holding its hat with pumpkins and bats in the background.
A skeleton man playing the guitar while a skeleton lady wearing a beautiful dress is dancing.
A skeleton dancing while holding a tambourine together with a pumpkin.
A skeleton wearing a hat coming out of a coffin with a bat flying above it.
An illustration of a skeleton putting both of its hands on its face.
An illustration of three children and a teacher looking at a dinosaur skeleton in the museum.
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When I was a kid, my uninspired mind often thought bones were white, so I should refrain from coloring the skeletons in my pictures. However, coloring your skeleton pictures a yellowish or cream color provides a lot more realism to your image. Our Halloween skeletons are supposed to be reanimated figures that have been buried and aging for years. Coloring your skeleton an aged yellow or cream can provide a fun and creepy tone to your picture.
Another fun thing to do with your skeleton coloring pages is to treat them like a blank canvas. Adding cracks, breaks, and holes in areas with a dark-colored pencil, crayon, or marker is a great way to set your picture apart. Also, who says that your skeleton has to be white or yellowish-white? Color your skeleton fluorescent green, purple, or pink. Create a rainbow-colored skeleton if you want. The more creative you are with your skeleton, the more memorable it will be.
Another popular design for skeleton-themed coloring pages hails from Mexico. The Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead traditionally has some very recognizable skeleton decorations. Most have probably seen the iconic Day of the Dead skulls. These skulls generally have incredible floral and vine decorations. They are often colorful and incredibly detailed. Whether you have a skeleton coloring page that already is a Day of the Dead-themed picture or drawing your own design on a skull, this is a fun way to color a skeleton.
Another common trope associated with skeletons is that of the grim reaper. This iconic character generally appears cloaked in black and carrying a wicked scythe. On many occasions, a skeleton is a common figure seen inside the cloak. For those looking for iconic images that are terrifying, printing a picture of a skeleton posing as the Grim Reaper is a great way to go.
One of the most famous skeletons in popular culture is Jack Skelington from Tim Burton’s classic film The Nightmare Before Christmas. The incredibly slim Jack is a well-known figure and quite beloved by fans of the movie. Kids and adults will enjoy coloring pictures of Jack from some of their favorite scenes in the film.
Another fun type of picture that features skeletons is those of dinosaur fossils. Nobody said that your skeleton coloring page needed to be that of a human skeleton. Kids can have loads of fun while coloring the skeletal figures of their favorite dinosaurs.
Do not be like me when I was a kid, and be creative with your skeleton coloring pages. Whether it is a traditional Halloween picture, one celebrating the Day of the Dead, or a dinosaur skeleton, you are only limited by your creativity.