These free printable mermaid coloring pages will delight your mermaid loving children! Just print them, hand them to your kids with crayons or markers, and enjoy some low-prep indoor fun.
This collection has 12+ mermaid coloring sheets for adults, teens, and kids. Many of the pages are fairly “cartoony,” but I made sure to create one that’s a bit more detailed for folks looking for a more challenging mermaid to color.
These pages are all unique – you won’t find them anywhere else on the web!
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Tips for printing coloring pages
The printer and paper you use have a big impact on your coloring pages.
Presentation paper is heavier than standard printer paper, but lighter than cardstock. It has a coating so it’s smoother than regular paper. The coating means it’s perfect for coloring with pencils and markers! The pencils lay down so smoothly and markers don’t soak in and feather.
- Crayola Super tips washable marker set having durable
- Age.Mfg Minimum: 36
If you want to use watercolor paints, you can run Canson watercolor paper through many printers! (You may need to trim it down a little with a paper cutter first.)
- Manufactured using sustainable processes
- Fold over bound with a cold press texture
- The durable surface stands up to repeated washes
If you print on watercolor paper, you can also use other fun supplies like Tombow markers.
- Ideal for fine art, brush lettering, faux calligraphy, illustrations, water color illustrations, journaling and more!
- Set of 9 colors and 1 blender pen, with flexible brush tip and fine tip in one marker
- BRUSH TIP: Durable and flexible nylon fiber brush tip, creates medium or bold strokes by changing brush pressure
For wet media, like paints, it’s important to use a laser printer. If you don’t have a laser printer at home, just take your files to a local copy shop, school, or library. You can also run a page off on your home inkjet and then take that page to a copier. (Copiers run on toner, not ink.)
Laser printers are my favorite for coloring pages, even if I’m using my favorite colored pencils, because ink has a tendency to smudge.
Although ink jet printers are popular for home use, black and white laser printers are more cost effective in the long run. They cost less per page to use and print much, much faster. Today there are many home laser printers for about $100, and some that frequently cost less.
Free Mermaid coloring pages
These printables are available for personal and classroom use only. (Classroom, scouts, and birthday party use are okay, too!)
Please do not redistribute the files or link directly to them – simply refer your friends to this post so they can download their own copies.
The images are just low resolution previews – please use the appropriate download links for the high resolution PDF file.
Individual download links are located below each preview image. They’re highlighted in grey to make them easier to find.
Need more mermaids? Check out this free printable mermaid bingo! No reading or numbers are required so even young children can play along.
Natasha Núńez is a former classroom teacher with a Masters of the Arts in Teaching. She also is a registered yoga teacher & holds a certificate in natural skincare formulation from the School of Natural Skincare. She shares her passion for education, positive parenting, free printables, and recipes for DIY bath & home products. Learn more about Natasha and where she’s been featured.