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Free Printable Shark Coloring Pages

Are you scared of sharks? Well, there’s no reason to be afraid of the animals on these printable shark coloring pages.

Sharks are awesome and beautiful! They come in all sizes and shapes. There are bright pink ones and those with hammer-shaped heads. Cookiecutter Sharks are also popular among animal lovers, with their extraordinary short, rounded snouts and cigar-shaped bodies. Excited to get to know them more? These pictures of sharks to color will allow you to get close and personal with sharks, and even choose unique colors for their fins and tails.

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Black and white shark coloring pages to print

Feeling stressed and sad lately? I have a suggestion. Why not grab some crayons and explore the world of coloring pages? Coloring is not just for kids. Also, it doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced artist or a newbie. As long as you want to play with colors, go for it! Want to make a blue shark? Do it! Yellow shark with a rainbow tail? Why not?! Go right ahead!

Coloring is just a simple activity, but it can take your attention away from the things that are stressing you out. Each time you color, you are living in the present, the ever colorful present. It’s like a meditative exercise. 

As a start, choose coloring pages with simple, easy-to-color patterns. Those with intricate designs are pretty, but it’s best to start with the most basic ones. These shark printable pages have simpler designs. That means you can add your own personal touch and flourishes to every page.

FREE SHARK COLORING PAGES PRINTABLE

This set of 5 has different styles. Print one shark coloring page or print them all! The backgrounds are blank for easier printing, allowing you to add your own ocean and aquarium designs. 

blue shark swimming underwater

A LITTLE ABOUT SHARKS

Sharks have been apex predators of the vast oceans for millions of years now. The relatives of today’s sharks were the first vertebrate predators to rule the Earth. In fact, the earliest fossils ever discovered are some scales from 450 million years ago. That means they managed to survive several mass extinctions and managed to outlive the dinosaurs. That’s how exceptional they are!

Sharks are just as adorable and significant as other kinds of fish. They represent authority, innovation, knowledge, mystery, and superiority. They are the kings and queens of underwater life! Consider a shark as your spirit animal and face the things that are holding you back. Just like sharks, we shouldn’t let bad judgments snuff out our natural instinct to live our lives to the fullest! 

Sharks live in all of our planet’s oceans. They are found in almost every part of the big old blue, from scenic, tropical coral reefs to the deepest parts of the seas. Some species, like Greenland Sharks, live in the Arctic. All of them are opportunistic feeders, but they mainly eat smaller fish and invertebrates. Meanwhile, bigger species like the ever-popular Great White Shark prey on sea lions, seals, and smaller marine mammals.

great white shark swimming underwater - free printable shark coloring pages

Since they love to travel long distances, sharks can also be found in some rivers and freshwater lakes. Bull sharks are the ones often found in freshwater systems and are usually blamed for near-shore shark attacks. Sharks have been known to attack people when they are curious, scared, or confused. But, the truth is, most sharks are not a threat to humans. We are not part of their natural diet!

Sometimes, sharks investigate people swimming, resulting in accidental attacks. But believe it or not, these creatures are scared of humans and they have many reasons to stay away from us. Humans hunt sharks for their meat and internal organs to make in-demand products like leather and lubricants. Perhaps the most well known “shark product” is shark fin soup, offered as a staple in many restaurants all over the world. 

Apart from that, many sharks are accidentally caught in fishing gear and end up dying. The oceans, their homes, are also in danger from climate change and plastic pollution. Let’s help protect them in every way we can! One of the best ideas to start with is to read more about sharks and help people see how awesome they are. Stronger shark conservation initiatives start with simple works of art like these pictures of sharks to color.

crayons and colored pencils in bamboo cup holders in front of basket

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO COLOR THESE PRINTABLE SHARK COLORING PAGES?

HOW DO I PRINT PICTURES OF SHARKS TO COLOR?

When you download the Shark Coloring Pages 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 5 choices, or print several of your favorite pages!

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

black and white pictures of sharks to color on brown background

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The fun doesn’t have to stop! Download and print more cute coloring pages for kids:

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