The skeletal system is an inspiring work of art if you truly think about it. For starters, it’s the solid framework that keeps our soft and squishy bodies upright and mobile. It’s made up of many bones and uses several fascinating mechanisms to achieve its function.
For a closer look at the bare bones of the skeletal system, go ahead and download our free skeleton coloring pages. We also have several ideas on how you can get the most out of each drawing.
Time to Bring Those Skeletons to Life
Chances are you already know the skeletal system contains many bones. The human skeleton is made up of an impressive 206 bones. That’s a whole lot of bones to learn about, but then again, we have plenty of skeleton coloring pages to cover most of the big ones.
Most people know about the skull, the ribs, the radius, the femur, the humerus, the sternum, and the clavicle off the tip of their heads.
Younger kids don’t have to learn about all the scientific names to have fun. I regularly print out these skeleton coloring pages for my grandchildren, and for now, they are at that stage where the femur is the thigh bone, the humerus is the arm bone, and so on. Either way, each coloring page is a fun way to teach kids about human anatomy and the shape of each bone.
You’ll even find a dinosaur skeleton drawing that tells you a lot about dinosaurs and their anatomy. Now, it’s easy to think that there’s not much to color because skeletons are white, but don’t forget that each printable skeleton coloring page comes with lots of interesting details to fill in.
Kids, adults, and anyone working on these worksheets is challenged to use their creativity and imagination to bring the skeletons to life. You’ll be surprised how the right colored pencil, crayon, or watercolor will add a bit of magic to each drawing.
Plus, who said skeletons have to be white? Your best bet is to make them yellowish or use an off-white color to make the picture more realistic. Skeletons don’t always have to look the same, so you can turn them into different characters based on what they’re wearing and what the background looks like.
Exciting Skeleton Coloring Pages You Can Enjoy Any Time
Besides being used to teach more about the human body, these free coloring pages can also be enjoyed in a scary way. Did someone say Halloween? Yes, we also have some Halloween skeleton coloring pages if you want to have some bone-chilling fun. To keep the theme authentic, one printable skeleton coloring page even features a pumpkin or two and some bats.
If you’re looking for more Halloween-themed coloring pages, we also have separate pumpkin coloring pages, bat coloring pages, and Halloween coloring pages. However, it’s not all about scary skeleton illustrations.
We have skeleton drawings that look friendly and harmless. These will make your children giggle because they appear to have funny expressions, and some of them are even dancing. So, coloring skeletons doesn’t always have to be morbid or creepy. It can be lighthearted and playful!
If you’re wondering what else you can do with these worksheets, we recommend that you combine them into a coloring book, to begin with. When you and your child finish working on a particular coloring page, you can use it as a decoration or as part of a Halloween party costume.
Or, if you’re a teacher, you can hang some of the pages on classroom walls to help your students remember what they have learned about the skeletal system. These are just a few suggestions – there’s always more you can do with our coloring pages!