My boys are just fascinated with all things to do with the Sea. They love nothing better than visiting aquariums and these fab octopus colouring pages for kids were inspired by our families love of the sea. I have left them super simple, so they are perfect for children to use as templates or to embellish as they chose. Plus keep an eye out for a fab art project using them.
Do your children enjoy visiting aquariums and learning about animals that live under the sea? I know that mine do. There is something really calming about watching fish and such in aquariums and I know that one day we would all love to see some in their natural habitat.
We decided to learn more about octopi after making these fab octopus colouring pages. Did you know that an octopus’ coloration depends upon its surroundings? An octopus possesses the ability to alter its coloration depending on its immediate environment. Or that all octopuses are venomous, but only one group, the blue-ringed octopuses, is known to be deadly to humans? They really are fascinating creatures.
Octopus Colouring Pages for Kids
Colouring pages are perfect for holidays and road trips and I took these on our recent holiday so my best friends five year old could get creative on the journey. He was so funny and told me that I had the wrong number of tentacles on one of the drawings!
Download your Octopus Colouring Pages for Kids below
*To save to your computer, just click on the link above to open the colouring page. Then right click to save to your computer.
Note: These prints and designs are copyrighted and for personal use only, please!
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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).
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