Today I am super excited to share (what I humbly believe) are the best free printable mermaid coloring pages around!
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.
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These pages are all unique – you won’t find them anywhere else on the web! (And if you do, please let me know because that means they’ve been stollen!)
PS: Although I’m calling the collection 12+, at the time of original publication there are 12 pages. I’ve found I almost always end up adding more pages to each collection so it saves me time just to add the “+” on there from the beginning! If you want to stay up to date with any additions, please make sure to Pin this post now and check back again later!
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.
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.)
- 2 Pads Multi-Purpose, heavyweight, lightly textured paper
- Use for drawing/painting with watercolor, pen and ink; markers, oil pastel, pencil, and acrylic
- Acid free, bright white paper maintains the bright colors of the paint after it's dry
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.
And, of course, life is always better with fun mermaid supplies!
Free Mermaid coloring pages
These printables are available for personal 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! This is very important because your views and support allow me to continue making new coloring pages. Thank you!
I’m trying something different with this set of mermaid printables. Lately I’ve been placing coloring page packages in the free Member’s Resource Library, as my blogging mentor suggests, but I’m putting some of these pages out here in the public section of the blog.
The images are just low resolution previews – please use the appropriate download links for the high resolution PDF file. If the page’s title is a hyperlink, it’s available on this page. If the name isn’t linked, then it’s part of the package in the Resource Library. All the pages are in one PDF in the Library – not just the ones that aren’t linked up here.
Mermaid with a lyre
Mermaid with a unicorn horn
Mermaid on a shell
Mermaid with an underwater castle
Mermaid coloring page for adults
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