Mardi Gras Coloring Pages and Masks
Mardi Gras Coloring Pictures and Masks to Color
Mardi Gras coloring pages are great fun for children and adults. Decorate a poster with the official colors : gold, purple, green. Make your own fantastic crafty mask from a printable template or use a Mardi Gras line art image to make a digital stamp for cardmaking, scrapbooking or other paper crafts.
Color a fantasy mask to wear to a parade or dress up for a masquerade party for Fat Tuesday fun. Kids will enjoy learning about New Orleans, King cakes, jazz, Cajun culture and "krewes" with Mardi Gras coloring pages and craft activities.
It's not just about the parties! There are many related cultural celebrations that occur worldwide between Epiphany (January 6) and Lent, including Fastnacht, Carnivale, Shrove Tuesday and Fat Tuesday to name only a few. Grab your markers, crayons and colored pencils and explore all the merrymaking possibilities with Mardi Gras coloring pages, masks and printables.
Coloring page illustrations and intro Mardi Gras mule graphic shown on this page are my original designs.
Make a Poster with this festive page! - Mardi Gras Mask Border Paper Printable Sheet
Printable border paper with lines for writing is decorated with fancy party masks and bubble letters. Write a poem, story or make a poster for Fat Tuesday - Let the Good Times Roll!
Explore New Orleans with Kids
If you're visiting New Orleans with children for Mardi Gras you'll need to find some extra entertainment to keep them happy. They can record their adventures, draw and write about the sights and sounds of the Big Easy from a kids viewpoint in this charming New Orleans memory book for kids.
Mardi Gras Official Colors
Be sure to use lots of gold, green and purple
Green, gold and purple are the official celebration colors of Mardi Gras, selected in 1872 in New Orleans. Twenty years later, the Rex Parade theme gave them their symbolic meanings:
Purple represents Justice
Green represents Faith
Gold represents Power
When not in costume, Fat Tuesday celebrants try to wear the official colors. Many party and parade-goers wear colorful beads, masks and hats adorned with sparkly glitter, sequins and feathers in the official color.
Let the Good Times Roll for Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is Party Time - Play Party Music
Ultimate Mardi Gras Music Collection
Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday in the United States is about music, celebration, parades, food and masquerade. Play some Cajun music or Mardi Gras party music while you're coloring and making crafts.
Jesters for Mardi Gras
Jokers, jesters and fools are major figures for Carnival season. You'll find them at parades, parties, masquerade balls and on decorations at homes and shops during Mardi Gras season.
Printable coloring sheets with jester, crown, fleur-de-lis or masquerade themes are ideal for Mardi Gras coloring crafts. Kids will enjoy coloring Mardi Gras pictures and crafts while they learn about the celebration and the city that hosts the most famous Mardi Gras party in the USA, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Let the Good Times Roll!
Celebrate Fat Tuesday March 4
Mardi Gras, "Fat Tuesday," is the last day of the Carnival season and ushers in the Lenten season.
Fat Tuesday falls on the day before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent. It's traditionally the last day to consume fats and meat until Easter. In Pennsylania German households, fastnachts (doughnuts, similar to beignets in Cajun country) are made with the remaining winter larder of flour, sugar and fat as a last treat before the fasting season.
Gaston's Visit to Mardi Gras
Gaston the alligator goes to Mardi Gras in this story book geared toward kids ages 4-8.
Recommended by educators and home schoolers as a fine introduction to the traditions and festivities of Mardi Gras New Orleans style.
Printable Mardi Gras Coloring Pages
Here's a brief list of the best printable Mardi Gras coloring pages I've found online.
I visited each page or collection in this list to make sure the printable sheets are free for personal use and available to print and color without registration.
Let the Good Times Roll! (Just don't let your crayons roll off the art table!)
- Carnival Coloring Pages | Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Kids' Mardi Gras coloring pages. Print out these coloring pages of Mardi Gras scenes for your children to color.
- Mardi Gras Coloring Pages
Mardi Gras Coloring Pages - Six fun outline designs to color for Mardi Gras.
- Mardi Gras Coloring Posters
10 printables for the Mardi Gras season. Pre-colored and color your own versions - use the colored pictures as a guide or do your own thing with green, purple and gold.
- Throw Me Something, Mister!
This fun coloring sheet features a Cajun crayfish decked out in beads and 3 point hat jester - a ready to color PDF Mardi Gras coloring poster.
- Free mardi gras printable kids coloring book
Elaborate, detailed Mardi Gras pictures and posters to color.
- Mardi Gras Coloring Page from SchoolFamily.com
Celebrate this lively holiday by coloring a Mardi Gras mask.
Printable Mardi Gras Mask Template - Mardi Gras coloring mask or pattern
Mardi Gras Mask Crafts - Print, color and wear a fun masquerade mask or crown
- Fancy Mardi Gras Party Hat Jewel Crown
Jewels in a crown coloring picture or party hat template, printable crown design pattern to color or make crown hats for birthday party, Mother's Day or Mardi Gras.
- Printable Mardi Gras Masks for Kids
Printable full color masks and masquerade clip art for Mardi Gras, Halloween or costume party craft.
- Mardi Gras Mask Coloring Craft Sheet
Mardi Gras masquerade coloring page-a fancy mask coloring sheet, free printable costume mask picture to color.
- dulemba.com: Coloring Page Tuesday - Mardi Gras Mask!
Ornate Mardi Gras coloring mask by Elizabeth Dulemba.
- Feathery Fancy Mardi Gras Coloring Mask
A fancy feathery Mardi Gras mask to color and celebrate Fat Tuesday.
Make yourself a colorful Mardi Gras mask by coloring and decorating this fancy mask template. You can add feathers or glitter to the plumes to make this mask fancy enough for a masquerade ball.
Click the picture above to open a page with a full size Mardi Gras coloring mask template.
A Mardi Gras Dog Story
King Cake for Cassius is wonderful book for children to learn about Mardi Gras. A bulldog learns about the festivities and traditional celebrations including the Krewe Barkus parade for dogs, and how to make a traditional King Cake.
Includes recipe and information about the history and traditions of Mardi Gras and the massive party that takes place in New Orleans between January 6 and Fat Tuesday every year.
© 2009 Lee Hansen