"Butterflies are self propelled flowers."
― Robert A. Heinlein
A butterfly is nature's coloring book, don't you think? Look at the wonderful color combinations, for earthy or vibrant, loud to somewhat dull, you find them flying in all the possible colors the human mind can imagine! Like the quote mentioned above, these flying marvels are often compared with flowers, perhaps due to the fact that they are as beautiful, delicate, and equally colorful; however, we beg to differ. We think that a butterfly earns more brownie points than a flower in terms of beauty and color, because a flower mostly has only one color, but when it comes to butterflies, varied colors can come together to form a beautiful pattern in a single butterfly.

Kids love butterflies, don't they? Be it in the form of admiring its ability to fly, or being amazed at its beautiful wings. A butterfly is also associated with the magical world of fairies, which makes them all the more mystical in the eyes of innocent kids. If a butterfly is your favorite insect, colors are your subject of interest, and coloring is your favorite pastime, then the following section is for you. Here, you will find 50 awesome butterfly coloring pages in different designs, that will keep you enchanted for a good long while.

50 Printable Butterfly Coloring Pages for Kids

This collection consists of coloring pages that are apt for all kids of all ages; be it preschool, junior high, or middle school. The drawings given, vary from simple outlines, to bold patterns, to beautiful minute designs within the wings of the butterfly. Through these designs, you can also take a look at the different types of butterflies―Monarchs, Queens, Snowtails― and more. We have also included a coloring page that shows the life cycle of a butterfly. So click on the image for an enlarged printable version and print all that you need, it's absolutely free!

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cartoonish bee-like butterfly
Three simple butterflies

Cute and happy cartoon butterfly
Happy flying butterfly

Cartoon butterfly holding a flower
Cartoon butterflies flying around flowers

Sideway butterfly drawing
Sideways drawing of a flying butterfly

Cartoon butterflies with flowers
Butterfly outline drawing

Butterfly trails
Skull-faced butterfly

Butterfly fairy
Butterfly sketch for coloring

Striped butterfly for coloring
Monarch butterfly drawing for coloring

Mystical butterfly for coloring
Spiral butterfly drawing for coloring

Floral pattern butterfly design
Butterfly with flowers and stars

Butterfly with tiger prints
Snowtail butterfly

Butterfly image for coloring
Coloring page of a single butterfly

Cluster of butterflies
Butterflies with fire-like borders

Butterflies and flowers
Beautiful floral butterfly

Flying butterfly for coloring
Single butterfly drawing for coloring

Tribal butterfly design
Beautiful floral butterfly drawing for coloring

Dotted butterfly wings
Flower and butterflies

Black and white butterfly drawing
Three butterflies

Artistic butterfly drawing
Beautiful spiral butterfly

Life cycle of a butterfly
Butterfly design for coloring

Beautiful butterfly drawing page
Beautiful striped butterfly

Beautiful flying butterflies and flowers design
Butterfly top view coloring page

Butterfly coloring page
Butterfly drawing with bold black lines

Bold black and white butterfly
Butterfly cluster

Heart-shaped butterflies
Butterfly clock

The best part about coloring is that you can experiment with different coloring techniques―from water colors to crayons to pencil colors to sketch pens. If you are keen, try to color the same image with different coloring techniques and see the difference it makes in the final output! You can also try shading the wings of the butterfly in multiple shades to make your drawing look more unique, because most kids normally just go for a single color. So, use these tips and make your butterfly the prettiest one ever! Happy coloring!