You must all know by now that I LOVE colouring. I find it really therapeutic and it enables me to switch off whilst spending time with the hubby. I just can not sit and watch TV and not do anything with my hands! With Halloween coming, I was inspired to put together a list of free Halloween colouring pages for adults and teens.
I have tried to find a selection of adult Halloween and Day of the Dead colouring here. There will be something for everyone, from quotes, sugar skulls, harvest pumpkins to spooky monsters.
I have found that printing them off on lightweight card is the best that way the felt tips do not bleed through. If you are going to have a go at painting them, try using watercolour printer paper.
Free Halloween Colouring Pages for Adults
- Pumpkin and sunflower page
- Hocus Pocus Coloring page
- Day of the dead
- Witches on broomsticks
- Haunted houses
- Spooky Witch
- Harvest Pumpkin
- Skeleton bride
- Day of the dead colouring pages
- Day of the dead skulls
- Scary monsters and ghouls
- Happy Halloween page
- Witches colouring page
- Zombies colouring page
- Jack O’Lanterns
- More day of the dead
- Nightmare before Christmas page
- Murderous ghost
So whilst the kids are all trick or treating why not get out your colouring pencils and get creative!
Fab Adult colouring books for Halloween
Halloween Coloring Book For Adults: Unique Halloween Tangle Designs: Volume 1 (Tangle Art Therapy ) – UK Link/US Link
Gothic Halloween: A Scary Adult Coloring Book – UK Link/US Link
Halloween Coloring Book: A Stress Management Coloring Book For Adults – UK Link/US Link
Spirit of Halloween: A Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book – UK Link/US Link
Adult Coloring Book: Happy Halloween : for Relaxation and Meditation (Volume 10) – UK Link/US Link
Just Add Color: Day of the Dead: 30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang – UK Link/US Link
Dia De Los Muertos: Day of the Dead and Sugar Skull Coloring Book – UK Link/US Link
Dia De Los Muertos: Sugar Skulls Coloring Pages – UK Link/US Link
I am often asked what products I use and I am a big advocate of using the best supplies you can afford. It is really frustrating to use pencils that keep snapping or refuse to blend well, oh and don’t get me started on pens that bleed through the paper. I always buy the best quality I can afford, not just for me but for my kids too. I want colouring to be a joyful experience. These are mine and the
These are mine and the MiniMad’s suggestions to you. Our tried and tested favourites. When I first started colouring I just pinched the boy’s products, which is why adult colouring is so accessible and over the period of a year I now have my own supplies!
We are currently loving using Staedtler Triplus colour pens (UK Link/US Link) – they do not bleed through the paper, which is great for adults and kids and they are really bright. Plus you can get different nib sizes (UK LInk/US Link), my niece has the 3mm nib ones (I bought her them for Christmas and she adores them). I also love the way they stand up in the packaging, so you can see the colours.
For a more inexpensive pen, we like the BIC kids coloring pens. These are great with minimal bleed through the paper and last for ages if you forget to put the lid back on (yes I am guilty of this)! (UK Link/US Link).
Again we have two distinct favourites. One high quality and the other medium. Staedtler Ergosoft pencils are great value. They are soft and blendable and last really well. These are our go to pencils for pretty much everything (UK Link/US Link), they are not paying me to say this – honest! These are the pencils that the boys use for all their work and colouring too.
If money was no object then it would be Prismacolor pencils. I was introduced to these by the amazing illustrator Jennie Maizels (go check out her sketchbook club, you can thank me later). They are blendable, fantastic colours, durable and everything you could need, but are at the top of the price range. (UK Link/US Link)
As you are printing off these pages you can control the quality of the paper and unlike colouring books that you buy, you can print one sided (whoop). I print a lot of my pages on standard copier paper and if you have good quality art supplies then that is fine, however, if you are planning on framing or keeping your artwork then it would be better to print on a higher quality of paper. Or if you plan on painting them, then you can print onto inkjet watercolour paper (UK Link/US Link). For standard colouring get some bleed proof paper and use it to print off your pages (UK Link/US Link).
You need to have a good quality pencil sharpener for your pencils. I LOVE my standard office supplies one. It can be adjusted to sharpen to a killer point or to a more blunt edge and there is something therapeutic about the crank handle and all the shavings being collected (UK Link/US Link)! We use a Staedtler pencil sharpener for our on the go one and this is the one we keep in pencil cases (UK Link/US Link).The other must have for me is a clipboard. I am often found colouring in downstairs on the sofa on an evening (I try to reduce screens on a night) and rather than rest on a book I use a clipboard (UK Link/US Link).