Halloween is a holiday all about fun and creativity. You might be hosting a fabulous party complete with spooky snacks or even watching scary movies all night long. But, for kiddos who might not want to trick-or-treat or maybe they want to keep the fun going after getting all of their candy, printable Halloween coloring pages are the perfect activity.

Halloween coloring pages for kids is also a fun project to start the fall season with! Show off your artistic side and gather the whole family for a coloring contest. Or, maybe, if you're hosting a group of kids any night in October, this is the perfect activity for a few minutes of calm.

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Here are free printable Halloween coloring pages for kids to really get in the Halloween spirit. Just download and print for another fun Halloween family tradition to add to the books. Plus, we've also included a few coloring books you can purchase for even more coloring fun!

Take a break from pumpkin carving with these free printable Halloween coloring pages

1. Mini Banner

This printable, another free option by Crayola, is great for kids and the young at heart. Print it out, color in each banner, then have the kids practice cutting shapes with scissors. Once each piece is cut, you can use a hole punch on each banner item and string them up for some DIY decorating, a unique way to celebrate the season with kids.

2. Owl Witch

Does it get any cuter than this free coloring page from Free-n-Fun Halloween? The drawing features a wide-eyed owl wearing a witch hat and holding a broom for a precious Halloween mashup.

3. Witch Castle

Sticking with the witch theme, this Free-n-Fun Halloween coloring page has a more intricate design, great for kids that are a little bit older or who enjoy a creative challenge. A kind-looking, smiling witch is sweeping the walkway in front of her beautiful Victorian home (yes, we're a little jealous of this coloring page).

4. Jack-o'-Lanterns

Not all kids love to carve Jack-o'-Lanterns. If pumpkin guts are too much for your kid, have them join the tradition with this cute Crayola coloring page instead. Each pumpkin has a silly or smiling face, which will hopefully help your child feel a little more at ease.

​5. Monster Dance Party

Make sure you play the "Monster Mash" song while your kids work on this funny, free coloring page, which shows Frankenstein, Dracula, a mummy, and a werewolf showing us all how to have a good time this Halloween.

6. Witch and Cat on a Broomstick

This free Halloween printable depicting a friendly witch and cat on a broomstick will surely get your kids in a Halloween mood. It's perfect for the little kids who may find witches a little bit scary.

7. Carving a Pumpkin

This free, printable coloring page from Crayola depicts one kid carving a pumpkin and another kid dressed as a scary monster. It's a little silly and features a lot of popular items for Halloween: candy, a cat, a Jack-o'-lantern, a graveyard, and a witch.

8. Trick-or treat friends

Kids will love coloring in this free printable of a group of friends ready to get some candy. Maybe they'll even see their own costume reflected!

9. Sugar skull

Perfect for Halloween or Dia de los muertos. If this coloring page is too spooky for little ones, older kids will definitely have a blast with all of the creative spins they can put on it.

10. Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol fans will have fun with this one. Click the link to find more of your favorite pals on Halloween coloring pages for kids.

11. Monster fun

This lovable three-eyed monster and his one-eyed Halloween pail are a fun duo for all ages.

12. Winnie the Pooh

Hang this free printable coloring page on the door after your little one is finished coloring for a Winnie the Pooh welcome to your trick-or-treaters.

13. Haunted house

As far as haunted house coloring pages go, this one isn't so bad. Plus, a haunted house wouldn't be complete without all of the ghosts flying about!

14. Elmo

Elmo all dressed up for treats will surely get your little one excited for the big night.

15. Boo!

"Monsters inc." is one of those movies that has a feel-good element and fits in perfectly for Halloween movie night since there's so many monsters. Of course, my favorite one of all is Boo!

16. Piglet

Halloween coloring sheets wouldn't be the same without some dress-up from kids' favorite characters. Like this one, featuring Piglet dressed as Tiger!

17. "Monster High"

Whether they know the characters or not, these "Monster High" Halloween coloring pages for kids are just as fun.

18. Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty makes for a sweet and simple coloring page that they'll still enjoy.

19. Pumpkins

This coloring sheet gives perfect fall vibes all around. Plus, the pumpkins have a snowman-esque look to them that kiddos will surely enjoy.

20. Scarecrow

A friendly and happy scarecrow to round out our list!

Printables for purchase


1. Monster Coloring Book for Kids

No spooky monsters here! This coloring book by MoonPiePaperCrafts on Etsy features the most adorable lineup of monstrous creatures. The printable book includes eight coloring pages, each with a different monster.


2. Spooky Cute Coloring and Activity Book

This adorable coloring book by cartoonist Becka Seashols includes several pages of fun all bound within a glossy paper cover. Inside, the kids will find plenty of cats, pumpkins, ghosts, candies, and even a haunted house to color plus mazes and other activities to engage their brains.


3. 12-Pack Halloween Coloring Books

Throwing a little Halloween party at home or helping out with a celebration at school? This little pack of Halloween Coloring Books from Rhode Island Novelty includes 12 coloring books with six pages each. Drawings include bats, pumpkins, mummies, spiders, and more.


4. Itty Bitty BOO Book

This incredibly cute coloring book is one printable coloring page that folds into a tiny book with drawings of a vampire, ghost, witch, Frankenstein, candy corn, and more. The book, designed by Kody Stewart, includes instructions on how to cut and fold it.


5. Wee Wickeds Coloring Book

Perfect for older children, this coloring book, created by Karla Magana, offers more intricate designs that are so adorable, they’re scary. The digital, printable book includes 35 Halloween coloring pages with drawings of Frankenstein and his bride, bats, cats, and more.

A version of this post was published October 17, 2021. It has been updated.