These free printable Christmas angel coloring pages are perfect for keeping eager kids busy at Christmas time without spending a zillion hours on preparing complicated activities.
This set of printable coloring sheets includes 10 different cute Christmas angels to print and color. There are also brief instructions on how to use these coloring pages as your own free printable Christmas cards. I hope your family enjoys!
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Printable coloring pages are great. You don’t have to worry about your color choices. If you aren’t happy with the way the page turned out, you can just print a new copy and color it again. They also make it possible to print your own family-friendly Christmas cards. Grandparents and family friends will love receiving hand-colored Christmas cards from your little ones!
How to make Christmas cards with printable coloring pages
To turn these coloring pages into cards or post cards, simply print multi-up. For post cards, print 4 to a page, then cut them apart with a paper trimmer:
For a large, fold over card, print using the “booklet” feature in Acrobat Reader (this program is free to download if you don’t have it already). Select the “print front only” option, as shown, to make sure the card folds correctly. This is what your settings should look like:
For the best coloring experience, make sure to use a nicer paper when you print. Cardstock is best for cards and postcards. You can see side-by-side companions of the best papers for printables in this post. It focuses on planner printables, but paper that printer ink looks great on are also good for coloring.
I love using HP 32# paper for coloring pages. It’s thicker and brighter than “regular” copy paper, which helps keep markers from feathering. Your pages look and feel professional when you use this paper!
- Made in USA: HP Papers is sourced from renewable forest resources and has achieved production with 0% deforestation in North America.
- Heavyweight premium printing: HP Premium32 is a heavyweight (32 pounds), brighter (100 bright) and whiter (163 whiteness) paper with a super-smooth...
- Certified sustainable: HP Premium32 presentation paper is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and contributes toward satisfying credit MR1...
In my experience, the best budget markers for coloring Crayola Supertips. They’re a bargain and fun for both adults and children. They’re popular for hand lettering practice, too, because you can make brand strokes or thin lines with them. The fine tip makes them better than many other markers for coloring details.
Please note: Crayola Supertips caps usually don’t look exactly like the ink when you color. I think the colors are darker than what the cap shows. This is a common problem with markers and why it’s generally recommended to swatch out your markers. Don’t want to make a “formal” swatch? Make a few squiggles on a scrap sheet before coloring to make sure you aren’t surprised by the shade.
Some of the best colored pencils are Prismacolors. Prismacolor colored pencils are soft and creamy, even their more budget lines. Prismacolors color easily and are great for blending. A colorless Prismacolor blending pencil is the perfect tool for the job if you want to start blending colored pencils.
- Soft, thick cores are perfect for shading and shadows
- Ultra-smooth, even color laydown
- Lightfast, richly saturated pigments
You may also want to color these pages with sparkly gel pens for an added Christmas shine. Check out this post for the best gel pens for coloring, including a budget pick that actually colors well. The short version is that the pens shown below are the best overall and best budget pick:
Free printable Christmas angel coloring pages
The coloring page printables are shown two at a time to help this page load more quickly. Each sheet has its own page in your printable PDF. Download information and license terms are located below the previews.
Please note that, like all printable coloring pages on The Artisan Life, these sheets are available for personal and classroom use. You are welcome to use them in your own personal classroom, with your Scout troop, your own therapy clients, etc. as long as you are organizing the activity.
I hope you enjoy using these Christmas angel coloring pages! Be sure to grab these additional Christmas printables while you’re here on The Artisan Life: