These free Chinese zodiac animal coloring pages are a fantastic way for adults and teens to unwind and relax. There are 12 pages, one for each animal of the zodiac. The animals are in a detailed, zen-style so you have plenty of opportunities to relax and de-stress as you color. I hope you enjoy!
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The terms Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year are not exactly interchangeable and they've both stirred up controversy in recent years. People in many parts of Asia, and elsewhere in the world, celebrate the Lunar New Year. The dates are not always the same as the Chinese New Year and each region has its own specific foods and traditions.
According to my friends and family living and working in China, it is appropriate to call the holiday the "Chinese New Year" when speaking about Chinese traditions and their spring holiday. Lunar New Year is a more general term, Chinese New Year is a more specific one.
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You can print these coloring pages on any cardstock or paper. However, the super thin, cheapest copy paper isn't very durable. For a delightful coloring experience, I use this 32# premium, bright white paper. It's like coloring in a high end coloring book from the store! Sometimes I also use my current favorite inexpensive paper.
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Our favorite colored pencils are Prismacolor. Even the less expensive student line is more soft and creamy than most other colored pencils. They are a joy to color with and have rich colors.
- Durable Rainbow Colored Pencils: Made of black wood with thicker core and 0.2 inch diameter for durability.
- Vibrant Assortment of Colors: Contains 8 multicolored pencils in a variety of hues to inspire creativity.
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The picture below is from this printable mermaid headband craft, but you can see some of the multicolor pencils in action.
Free printable zen-style zodiac animal coloring pages
Let's take a quick look at the coloring pages. They are shown in groups to help this page load more quickly, but each animal has its own page in the PDF.
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I hope you enjoy these Chinese zodiac coloring sheets! Make sure to grab these additional free printable coloring pages while you're here: