Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages

Scare up some spooky fun with these cute Halloween coloring pages to print. You’ll love the cute owl, witch, cat and more Halloween coloring sheets.

Halloween is all about cool costumes, fun decorations, and tons of candies. When else do you get to dress up as something funny without looking weird? Spooky fun is, indeed, creative fun. Even adults can’t get enough of it!

If you’re looking for more ways to explore your creativity during the spooky season, here’s the best activity for you. I’m sure you’ll love working on these free Halloween coloring pages to print! 

Free printable Halloween coloring pages

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People love dressing up and trick or treating with their kids on Halloween, but there are lots of other ways to celebrate the spooky season. For those who want to have fun without leaving their homes, working on Halloween-themed coloring pages is a great idea. You can also work on them after partying or trick or treating. 

Why not end your Halloween night in the company of beautiful colors and ghostly designs? Coloring makes a great pre-bedtime ritual, and it’s obviously healthier than browsing social media. These Halloween coloring pages have simple designs – perfect for beginners. What’s even more amazing is that you can add your own personal touch to every pattern, and incorporate scary flourishes yourself.


This set of 5 has different styles. Print one Halloween coloring page or print them all! The backgrounds are blank for easier printing, so you can easily add your own spooky designs.

trick or treaters standing on steps

The History Behind Trick or Treating

Trick-or-treating has been a Halloween tradition in the U.S. and other countries for over a century now. It’s a modern all-American Halloween practice we all love and enjoy! But what most of us don’t know is that it traces its spooky roots back to 16th century Europe. It all started with the age-old Celtic tradition Samhain which was celebrated from October 31 to November 1. 

Samhain was an annual harvest festival that was celebrated with huge feasts and games. However, the essence of this custom is more than food and sports. Believing that the dead return to Earth on Samhain, people dressed in ghost costumes to pacify evil spirits. In Ireland, this tradition was called mumming. As the years progressed, it soon included going door-to-door and singing songs in exchange for food and drinks. 

New customs like souling evolved when Christianity spread into Celtic territories. Souling involves visiting wealthy people’s homes to receive soul cakes and other food items in exchange for prayers for their dead relatives. 

In the 1920s, several immigrants from Europe started to arrive in the U.S. This signaled the evolution of Halloween celebrations as we know today. Though the once serene tradition of souling was replaced by youth-fueled pranks and mischief that eventually led to flat-out violence. Because of this, people demanded a solution. 

Trick or treaters at doorway

The result? Community leaders replaced all the superstitious aspects of souling with more wholesome activities to curb the chaos. They organized merry parades and get-togethers that both kids and adults loved and enjoyed. These events soon morphed into trick or treating and other modern Halloween traditions. 

Trick-or-treating didn’t seem to have become a popular tradition until the 1930s. Traditionally, kids and their adult companions go door-to-door with Halloween baskets between 5:40 pm and 9:30 pm on October 31, asking for candies from their neighbors. Before the big spooky night, Residents spend weeks decorating their homes with fake spider webs, jack-o-lanterns, and more. Meal planning takes quite a while, too, as some families choose to prepare Halloween-themed meals on Halloween night. 

Do you love Halloween? With these cute Halloween coloring pages, you can celebrate your favorite season all year round. And this time, it’s not just pure blacks, whites, and oranges. You can decorate the spooky patterns based on your own style. There is nothing like dealing with electrifying colors while embracing Halloween’s awesomeness. 


Crayons and colored pencils in wooden cups


When you download the Halloween Coloring file, it will save to your computer as a PDF. Then, you can print as many as you would like.

Use regular white printer paper when you print these coloring pages. You can print one of each of the 4 choices, or print several of your favorite pages!

All 5 of these Halloween pictures have black lines, nothing in color. But you still want to be sure and print in black & white ink so you don’t use up your color ink.

Halloween coloring pages - black and white printable coloring pages for Halloween


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