These free printable seahorse mandala coloring pages are detailed and a fun way to relax and destress. They’re like your own mini beach vacation on a page!
Each seahorse or seadragon mandala is on an ocean waves background to color. Many pages have single seahorses, but some have pairs of seahorses to color. I hope you enjoy these detailed seahorse designs to color as much as I do.
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How to use printable coloring pages for adults
Printing your own coloring pages is easy, plus saves you time and money.
Printable coloring pages are great. You can print and color your favorite pages again and again without having to purchase a whole new book. You can also color without fear and experiment with new materials because you can simply print the page off again and start over if you don’t like how things are looking.
The biggest “secret” to printing your own coloring pages is using a premium paper, not whatever cheap copy paper is in the printer at work.
For a more enjoyable, relaxing coloring experience, print your coloring pages on 32lb bright white paper. This paper is thick, bright, and smooth for rich colors and easier blending. Your pages will look and feel professionally printed when you use this paper.
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If you have access to a laser printer, you can print coloring pages watercolor paper. Laser toner doesn’t run when it gets wet. Ink jet ink does, which is why you can’t use inkjet printed pages with watercolors. Laser printed pages are also great for coloring with markers. Copiers are laser, as are printers called “laser jet.”
If you don’t have a laser printer but really want to color on a laser print, print off a copy on an inkjet, then make a copy on a black and white copier.
Your coloring tools have a big impact on your coloring experience. If you like to color, investing in a set of high quality coloring tools is worth it. Let’s take a quick look at three popular choices for adult coloring:
- Gel pens
- Colored pencils
There are lots of cheap gel pen sets available. Unfortunately, many cheap gel pens don’t color well. Purchasing a cheap set that doesn’t actually color is so frustrating. That’s why I wrote an entire post on the best gel pens for coloring. Here’s the TL;Dr version with the best budget pick and best overall gel pens for coloring:
In the photo below, you can see a bit of gel pen coloring on a printable owl coloring page. Gel pens are super fun to color with, especially when you use them to add sparkly accents. My husband loves coloring with gel pens. They’re great for blending, especially when you get nice “juicy” ones like Sakura Gellyrolls.
My 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.
One thing to note is Crayola Supertips caps don’t always look exactly like the ink. I’ve noticed this problem with lots of markers, including much more expensive ones.
I recommend swatching out your colors on a piece of paper that’s the same as what you print your coloring pages on. If you don’t have the time to make formal swatches, draw a line or color a squiggle on a piece of scrap paper before coloring your printed page to make sure you don’t get any unpleasant surprises. Some of the colors are much darker than what you might guess from the caps.
My favorite 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
This quick video has tips on blending colored pencils. The sample is a larger swatch, not fine details like in the seahorse designs, themselves, so these tips are great for your backgrounds and larger areas:
Free printable seahorse coloring sheets for adults
Because there are 15 seahorse mandala designs to print and color, downloading each one individually would be annoying and time consuming. All 15 pages are available for download in one single file. Download information is below the preview images.
Previews are grouped four pages at a time. Don’t worry – each sheet is on its own page in the PDF.
Like all free printable coloring pages here on The Artisan Life, these are licensed for personal and single classroom use. This includes use with your own family, students, therapy clients, homeschool co-op, library activity, etc. as long as you are personally organizing the activity and not charging to participate.
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I hope you enjoy coloring your stress away with these cute seahorse coloring sheets. Make sure to snag these additional free printable coloring pages on The Artisan Life while you’re here: