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Insects and Bugs Coloring Books & Pages

Updated on December 15, 2015
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Coloring page artist /designer for more than 30 years; get printable coloring pages at Lee's web sites (link info on Profile page).

Ants, Butterflies, Spiders and Flies Coloring Pages

Ick! Bugs! Who likes bugs coloring books? Kids do! Coloring crawly creepy bugs is a fun way to keep children creative and learning during summer vacation. Insect crafts are often used as part of Earth Day and Spring lesson plans from preschool through the elementary grades. It's easy to combine science learning with arts and crafts while kids color pictures of insects and bugs.

Crawly, scurrying critters with six or more legs are favorites for boys coloring activities, but many girls enjoy decorating beautiful insect pictures, too. Insect pictures, especially coloring pages of spiders, ants and other creepy creatures are popular for Halloween party activities.

Here's our selection of printable bugs resources for kids of all ages plus selected books with real insect pictures to color in..

Choose from creepy bugs coloring book pages with icky big insects or stick with the simple critters: fun, cute friendly insect coloring printables. Adults and older children can color in the anatomically correct insect coloring pages with greater details.

Complex insect coloring sheets and scientific line drawings of insects are a good choice for home school lessons, lapbooks or science projects.

Real Insects Color and Learn

Incredible Insects: Designs by Christopher Marley Coloring Book
Incredible Insects: Designs by Christopher Marley Coloring Book
Meticulously detailed insect drawings by artist-naturalist Christopher Marley. Book includes full color small versions for those who wish to color in these bugs as they are found in nature - but have fun and design your own fantasy insects coloring art. Drawings of real insects accompanied by color illustrations to guide you as you color the bugs. Also: details and learning modules in the form of questions on each page (answers included). 22 drawings.

Spider and Spider Web Coloring Page

Spider coloring page printable
Spider coloring page printable | Source

Insects & Bugs Picture Gallery Pictures from My Photo Collection

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Honey bees gather pollen from a purple coneflower (echinachea) blossom.Brown praying mantisGreen praying mantisYellow butterfly on giant sunflowerWalking stick bug
Honey bees gather pollen from a purple coneflower (echinachea) blossom.
Honey bees gather pollen from a purple coneflower (echinachea) blossom.
Brown praying mantis
Brown praying mantis
Green praying mantis
Green praying mantis
Yellow butterfly on giant sunflower
Yellow butterfly on giant sunflower
Walking stick bug
Walking stick bug

Lady Bug Coloring Page

Lady Bug Insect Coloring Page
Lady Bug Insect Coloring Page | Source

Lets Learn About Bugs

Insects are incredibly complex creatures - not all bugs are harmful, and insect coloring books help children learn how bugs help us and our environment. These quality coloring books feature bugs and insects coloring pictures by professional artists.

Bugs and Insects Activity Sheets

Learning about nature through bugs and insects project is a great way for kids to spend a summer day. I've searched for interesting printable bugs and insects activity pages and here's my ever-growing list of freebies you'll enjoy.

Bugs and Insects Coloring Pages

Some detailed insect coloring pages are quite creepy. If you don't LOVE bugs, the idea of coloring a huge picture of an insect complete with six hairy legs, gigantic eyes and antennae might be overwhelming.

Instead, choose beautiful bugs coloring books: color in pictures of butterflies, lady bugs, and moths or select cartoon line drawings of insects on coloring pages with bees, dragonflies, butterflies and lightning bugs.

Dragon Fly Coloring Page

Dragon fly nature coloring page
Dragon fly nature coloring page | Source
Lady Bugs Divider
Lady Bugs Divider | Source

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ICK or COOL? Your Bugs Coloring Books Comments Welcome Here

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    • iijuan12 profile image


      7 years ago from Florida

      Great lens! We're studying insects this week, so this is quite helpful!

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      PeacefieldFarm LM 

      8 years ago

      We love bugs. Thanks for the great lens.

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      Winter52 LM 

      8 years ago

      There are cute bugs and then there are scary bugs, but come to think of it, even the cute little lady bugs love to bite me! Guess I will stick with the butterflies lol!

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      8 years ago

      love the ladybug and butterfly coloring pages...adorable creatures

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      8 years ago

      Wow! What a nice way in which you are presenting all these

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      8 years ago

      Great resource you've created here! I work for a pest control company so I love pages like this. :)

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      8 years ago

      I love bugs and would have a lot of fun coloring them. I have a ladybug tattoo on my foot.

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      8 years ago

      Cute. I like the lady bug.

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      8 years ago

      great lens

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      8 years ago from WNY

      Such a nice lens!!! So many beautiful coloring pages to print, great resource. :)

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      Loraine Brummer 

      8 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Cute, cute, cute. Who would have guessed bugs could look so cute. Love this lens.

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      Donnette Davis 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      No matter where I go, I always find my way back to one of your lenses :) This is beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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      9 years ago

      Nice lens! my son and I are both buggy about insects.. wil be sure to use a coloringpage or two!

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      9 years ago

      What a great idea for a lense. I have already linked to some of these bug coloring pages and will absolutely bookmark this coloring page. Great Lense!!

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful lens, great coloring pages

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      9 years ago

      Interesting Lens

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      9 years ago

      Once again, great lens

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      9 years ago

      nice ladybugs

      and great links

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      9 years ago

      thank you for sharing this amazing lens! it's refreshing! cheers

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      9 years ago

      Some are cute, love the beetles

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      9 years ago

      I hate real bugs, but these are adorable!!!!!!!

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      9 years ago

      Very cool bugs lens and great resources for the coloring artists. I had to bless this, had to. :)

      Lenrolled to my Butterflies Art Designs CD-ROM Books (illustrations),

      Butterflies Coloring Pages Stained Glass Art,

      Butterfly Collection Kits / Butterfly Larvae (and featured on this one).

      Awesome as always! {{SqiodHugs}}

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      Sheryl Polomka 

      9 years ago

      Wow, these are so cute - I vote COOL!

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      JeanJohnson LM 

      9 years ago

      awesome coloring pages on bugs :)

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      9 years ago from East Central Florida

      More coloring! some of these look simple enough for a cranky little old lady to tackle...

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      9 years ago from Australia

      COOL! How could I vote other wise? Lensrolled to my Pet Walking Stick Insects lens.

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      9 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      These are certainly cool looking! My little guy will love them! Thanks!

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      9 years ago

      I love everything that relates to animals and especially if used to educate children in the love of nature. Thanks.

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      David Schroeter 

      9 years ago from St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

      More great ESL teaching resources here. Thanks, Pastiche. Thumbs up and favourite.

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      9 years ago

      Great Lens, lots of info. Check out, we have tons of bug coloring pages that can be personalized.

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      10 years ago

      Wonderful assortment... lensrolling... !

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      10 years ago

      Great list of buggy resources for coloring! I lenrolled to my Bugtastic Party Foods and my Diary of a Worm lenses. Thumbs up!

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      10 years ago

      This lens doesn't Bug me at all; 5 stars & lensrolled on Bee Sayings for Really Sweet Cards.

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      10 years ago

      Great lens. I lensrolled you to my bug birthday party page, thanks! Coloring would be a great idea to add to my bday party acitivities.

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      10 years ago

      Fun for the kiddies....and also for grownups.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      10 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great Bugs Coloring Books resources. I lensrolled to about 4 of my lenses including the Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden.

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      10 years ago

      This is such a fun lens. I love the way you put it together. ***** to you. Thanks.

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      nickupton lm 

      10 years ago

      I love the photos at the end.

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      10 years ago

      Great to see a variety of bugs and not just butterflies!!

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      10 years ago

      WOW! Awesome lens!

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      10 years ago

      Very cool! Great lens!

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      Robin S 

      10 years ago from USA



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