These free printable St. Patrick's Day coloring pages for adults are a great way to color your cares away! The detailed images include a variety of St. Patrick's Day themes, including hats, Celtic knots, pots of gold, shamrocks, gold coins, and even beer. For more St. Pat's coloring, be sure to grab these free shamrock coloring pages for adults and four leaf clover templates for kids.
There are lots of free St. Patrick’s Day Printables available on The Artisan Life. Here are a few reader favorites:
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The best coloring tools for adults
For professional-feeling coloring pages that are relaxing to color, try using a nicer paper. Thicker, smoother paper cost just a tiny bit more, but makes your experience so much more enjoyable.
I use and recommend HP 32# paper for coloring pages. It’s thicker and brighter than “regular” copy paper.” It’s also acid free, which means your pages won’t yellow over time if you decide to keep them. The paper is very smooth, which means pencils and crayons glide and color easily on it.
This HP 24# paper is a couple of dollars less than the 32# option. It is also nicer than standard paper and very bright white, so it’s another solid choice. (I worked at a copy center after college and am kind of a paper nerd.)
- 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...
Gel pens might not always come to mind when you're looking for a coloring tool, but they can be really fun. Gel pens are great for blending colors. Even if you don't want to use all your ink coloring the whole page, they're fun for adding sparkly accents. My husband loves to color with gel pens. See this post for the best gel pens for coloring, including a budget pick that actually works. The short version is that the pens shown below are the best overall and best budget pick:
Although Copics are amazing, my favorite markers for coloring are inexpensive Crayola Supertips. They’re affordable, easy to find, and fun for adults and children. They have a fine tip for details, but can also be used on the nib's side for broader areas of coloring. The caps don't always look exactly like the actual ink color (a common problem with markers), so you may want to do test swatches.
Prismacolors are, hands down, the best colored pencils for coloring. Even the "student" lines of Prismacolor colored pencils are softer and creamier than brands like Crayola. Prismacolors color easily and are great for blending. My husband can do really amazing things with blending our Prismacolor pencils.
- Soft, thick cores are perfect for shading and shadows
- Ultra-smooth, even color laydown
- Lightfast, richly saturated pigments
Free St. Patrick's Day Coloring Sheets for Adults
This set of shamrock coloring sheets has 9 individual pages to color. All nine have their own page in the PDF, but the preview images are shown in groups to help this page load more quickly. Any blurriness in the previews is becuase of web image compression. The actual download is high resolution and prints clearly. Download information and license terms are located below the previews. Look for the row of purple arrows pointing the way!
Like all printable coloring pages on The Artisan Life, these sheets are available for personal and classroom use. (Though, obviously, not all of these particular coloring pages are classroom appropriate!) You are welcome to use them in your own personal classroom, with your own therapy clients, etc. as long as you are organizing the activity.
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I hope you enjoy coloring these St. Pat's coloring sheets! Make sure to grab these additional free printables for St. Patrick's Day while you're here on The Artisan Life: