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Desert Coloring Pages

Updated on April 10, 2014

Desert Coloring Pages

On this page you will find some desert coloring pages for kids which I have created. I have included animals (such as the camel, meerkat, and more) and plants (such as the cactus).

One quarter of the earth is made up of deserts, which are areas which are not necessarily hot or completely sandy. They are dry, getting less than 6 inches (or 15 cm) of rain each year. They are found in every continent of the world except Antarctica.

Here are some record holders:

- the driest desert is the Atacama Desert in South America

- the hottest desert is the Sahara in Africa

- the coldest desert is the Gobi Desert in Asia

- the biggest desert is the Sahara in Africa

Which is the closest desert to you?

Desert picture credit: my own lineart

Desert Coloring Pages Available Here:

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Desert Animal Coloring Pages

Desert Mammal Coloring Pages

Bighorn Desert Sheep

Bighorn desert sheep coloring pages
Bighorn desert sheep coloring pages

Click to enlarge

Picture adapted from this bighorn desert sheep picture.

Bilbies

Bilby Coloring Pages
Bilby Coloring Pages

My bilby lineart - click to enlarge

Camels - Arabian Camel (or Dromedary) and Bactrian Camel

Camel Coloring Pages
Camel Coloring Pages

My lineart bactrian camel (with two humps) - click to enlarge

Camel Crafts

For Kids

Dingoes

Dingo coloring pages
Dingo coloring pages

My dingo lineart

Desert Hedgehog / Long-Eared Hedgehogs

Desert Hedgehog / Long-Eared Hedgehog Coloring Pages
Desert Hedgehog / Long-Eared Hedgehog Coloring Pages

My desert hedgehog lineart - click to enlarge

Fennec Fox Coloring Pages

Fennec Fox Coloring Pages
Fennec Fox Coloring Pages

My fennec fox lineart . Click to enlarge.

The Wild Desert Coloring Book

The Wild Desert Coloring Book
The Wild Desert Coloring Book

Lovely illustrations showing desert animals and their babies. Includes horned toads (lizards), hummingbirds, javelinas, and more

 

Gemsbok / Oryx

gemsbok coloring pages
gemsbok coloring pages

My gemsbok lineart - click to enlarge

Gerbils

Gerbil Coloring Pages
Gerbil Coloring Pages

My gerbil picture adapted from this cute gerbil picture.

Ground Squirrels

Ground Squirrel Coloring Pages
Ground Squirrel Coloring Pages

My own ground squirrel lineart - click to enlarge

Jack Rabbits / Hares

hare coloring pages
hare coloring pages

Jack rabbit lineart - click to enlarge

Javelinas - Collared Peccary

Javelina Coloring Pages
Javelina Coloring Pages

My javelina lineart - click to enlarge

Meerkats

meerkat coloring pages
meerkat coloring pages

My meerkat lineart - click to enlarge

Przewalski's Horses

Przewalski's Horse Coloring Pages
Przewalski's Horse Coloring Pages

Przewalski's Horse picture modified from wikimedia - click to enlarge

Desert Reptile Coloring Pages

Gila Monsters

Gila Monster Coloring Pages
Gila Monster Coloring Pages

My gila monster lineart - click to enlarge

Desert Bird Coloring Pages

Roadrunners

Roadrunner Coloring Pages
Roadrunner Coloring Pages

My roadrunner lineart - click to enlarge

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Desert Fonts

Fonts for Decorating Your Pages

desert font
desert font

www.fontspace.com/fontmesa/cactus-sandwich

(Cactus font used above)

www.dafont.com/cactus-love.font

(Cactus love font)

www.fontspace.com/nghts-place/101-cacti

(Cacti font)

www.fontspace.com/jester-font-studio/rock

(Rock font - looks like cracked earth)

Links checked March 2013

Desert Plants Coloring Pages

It is difficult for plants to survive in the desert because there is so little rainfall.Whenever it does rain, the plant needs to be able to store the water and protect it from thirsty animals. The cactus has fat, swollen stems which contain the moisture and this is protected by spines. Other plants have fat stems and leaves which store water. These are called succulents. (I have several of these growing in my garden in a spot which doesn't get much rain.)

Baobab and Boab Trees

Baobab and Boab Tree Coloring Pages
Baobab and Boab Tree Coloring Pages

Desert People Coloring Pages

Desert People - Click to enlarge picture

Desert People Coloring Pages
Desert People Coloring Pages

The desert borders on this page are courtesy of www.grsites.com

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    • Kimberley Vico profile image

      Kimberley Vico 

      5 years ago

      The coloring pages are a treat - so interactive! Thank you!

    • Kimberley Vico profile image

      Kimberley Vico 

      5 years ago

      Really enjoyed these coloring pages - really great idea!

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      Jeanette 

      6 years ago from Australia

      @angilahill: Sorry, I can't find anything about the caracus.

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      angilahill 

      6 years ago

      Can u add snap of caracus wild animal,Actually Caracus is found in India (Rajasthan Desert).....

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      angilahill 

      6 years ago

      Amazing and incredible lens about Desert(Everything)

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      YFLOW13 

      6 years ago

      I LOVE THIS IMAGE

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      jimmyworldstar 

      6 years ago

      Wow, I didn't know there were sheep or dingos in the desert. Lots of animals I've never seen or heard of before.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these! My nephews will love them.

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      cinstress 

      7 years ago

      cute gerbil

    • MagpieNest profile image

      MagpieNest 

      7 years ago

      Excellent. We can't get enough coloring pages around here!

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      Lee Hansen 

      7 years ago from Vermont

      Lensrolling to 2 coloring lenses: Bugs coloring pages and Reptiles and Amphibians coloring pages. Wonderful lens!

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      surajboro 

      7 years ago

      this is great..

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      Supernova2011 

      7 years ago

      This is great. I'm totally going to use this.

      Congrats

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      Eighteen18 

      7 years ago

      Lots of great links. Many Thanks.. will help me in my teaching about Deserts quest!

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      fun-coloringpages 

      7 years ago

      A great collection! Helps to warm up the cold winter days!!!

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      PortOrangeRealtor 

      7 years ago

      Love the boxes with links. The desert sand on the side of the boxes is a nice touch. How did you do that?

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      ninibabe 

      7 years ago

      @Barb McCoy: welcome and nice meeting you

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      Barb McCoy 

      7 years ago

      This is a great collection of pages. I have lensrolled this lens to my Sonoran Desert lens. Thanks for putting this one together.

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      ZablonMukuba 

      7 years ago

      this is a fun lens, thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for this excellent resource! I have several coloring pages at http://color-your-own.com that would fit in here, also. I live in the desert and love all our wonderful wildlife. Thanks for sharing!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love Coloring Pages and these Desert Animals are fun. I like the Desert Font idea, too

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      lemonsqueezy lm 

      7 years ago

      A coloring page lens. Great idea! This is a very pretty lens too with loads of great links. I "liked" it.

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      BuckHawkcenter 

      7 years ago

      Great coloring pages. I may just have to get out my crayon collection and enjoy the peaceful time of coloring. Then bring it all again when the grandkids visit!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Enjoyed these coloring pages.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      Oh, these are wonderful and you started out with one of my favorites. I adore camels! That tortoise is totally awesome too.

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      capriliz lm 

      7 years ago

      You have a wonderful collection of coloring pages for the little ones. Lots of parents and teachers are going to be very happy with this.

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