Go under the sea with these 10 kid-friendly mermaid coloring pages

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Raise your hand if your kiddo loves pretending that they have a mermaid tail for legs, their favorite Disney princess is Ariel, or they have (or are asking for) a pet fish named Flounder. Well, we have the perfect activity for your little water bug: mermaid coloring pages. 

When toddlers get hooked on a movie or TV show, it can be challenging to find activities that capture their attention just as much or get them just as excited—especially ideas that don’t involve screen time. Coloring is a quick and sustainable fix. It’s stimulating yet relaxing, and keeps their creative juices flowing. Plus, you can find illustrations of their favorite characters or coloring pages that celebrate their interests and hobbies. For example, if they love swimming or learning about the ocean, or are obsessed with The Little Mermaid, you can download these free mermaid pictures for them to color. 

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Hot weather is upon us. As you begin brainstorming free ways to keep your toddler entertained this summer, keep these mermaid coloring pages in mind. What better way to beat the summer heat than with an illustration of a mermaid swimming? Click on each illustration’s name to access these free sheets.

Ariel Mermaid Coloring Page

Fans of Disney’s Little Mermaid will have a swimmingly, fun time coloring this mermaid who resembles Ariel. Download it for free at Homemade Gifts Made Easy.

Mermaid Holding a Heart Coloring Page

A great coloring sheet for toddlers, this illustration features a smiley mermaid with long flowy hair in a striped top holding a heart. Your child will love coloring in the mermaid’s tail with bright crayons and markers.

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Young Mermaid and Sea Creatures Coloring Page

Courtesy of Homemade Gifts Made Easy, this coloring page has all our favorite underwater sea creatures like an octopus, sea turtles, starfish, fishies, a crab, and a pretty mermaid, of course. Peep the message in a bottle in the bottom left corner!

mermaid and fish

Mermaid Swimming with Fish Coloring Page

This portrait of a mermaid swimming in the ocean is perfect for artists of all ages. Your kid will get a kick out of the mermaid’s pigtails held together by water flowers, and the fishies, too. 

Best Friend Mermaids Holding Hands Coloring Page

Encourage your little mermaid to show their friends, cousins, aunts, grandmas, and siblings how much they love them with this adorable illustration of two mermaids holding hands. With a little bit of help from mom, your child can personalize the coloring sheet by writing their and the other person’s name under the mermaids!

Color By Numbers Mermaid Coloring Page

This color by numbers activity challenges children to really engage their concentration, attention, and comprehension skills, but in a creative environment. They’ll be tasked to color in each area with its corresponding color, and they’ll be so proud once they’re finished! Because this page presents more of a challenge, it’s recommended for ages six and up.

Mermaid Exploring an Underwater Shipwreck and Treasure Coloring Page

Between the mermaid, secret treasure chest, shipwreck, and different aquatic plants, this detailed coloring sheet will keep your kid busy and entertained. Print it off for free at Super Coloring. Suitable for kindergarteners and up. 

Mermaid Thinking on a Rock Coloring Page

Available for free via I Heart Crafty Things, this lively illustration depicts a similar scene from the Little Mermaid when Ariel is sunbathing on her favorite rock. Turning coloring into storytime by asking your toddler what they think this mermaid is thinking about or looking at.

mermaid holding book

Mermaid Who Loves Music and Reading Coloring Page

Mermaids have interests and hobbies just like us! If you’re trying to limit your child’s screen time, slide this coloring activity their way—perhaps they’ll feel inspired to pick up their favorite toy instrument or book.

Mermaid and Sunset Coloring Page

Bring this sunset-themed mermaid coloring page to life with vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, and mystic shades of turquoise and aqua for the ocean. Your kid can even give the mermaid’s tail a funky design or pattern using their favorite crayons or colored pencils.