Mardi Gras, translated as as Fat Tuesday from French, is a fun and festive celebration that occurs before fasting during Lent. Get the kids involved and keep them entertained by printing these free coloring pages.
Download Mardi Gras Coloring Sheets
Coloring is a great way for kids to express their creativity and channel their energy. All three coloring sheets on this page are free to download using Adobe, and you can print as many copies as you'd like. Use this handy guide for working with Adobe printables if you need help. You can use regular printer paper for the jester and Mardi Gras sign coloring pages, but you may want to use card stock for the mask. This will ensure that the mask is durable enough to wear.
Ways to Use These Coloring Pages
There are plenty of ways to use these printable Mardi Gras coloring pages.
Print out a few of the masks and have your little one color them in. When they are done, cut out the masks, punch a hole at the top and hang them throughout their room to create an interesting, decorative corner. The masks can also be stored and used for dress up when your child is in the mood for wearing a costume.
Create a Mini Book
The other pages can be used to explain the meaning of Mardi Gras and can be bound in a book with explanations written on the blank pages on the back of the drawings. You can also encourage your child to create freehand drawings to include in the book.
Use as Wall Art
Finished pages can also be framed and hung in your child's room, or in a common area to show off their artistic skills.
Fun for Adults Too
Coloring isn't just for the kids! Parents can relieve some stress around Mardi Gras and have fun by whipping out their colored pencils to color these fun pages.
More Mardi Gras Coloring Fun
Once the kids begin coloring, they may not want to stop. If you find yourself in need of more free coloring pages, you'll find some great choices on the websites listed below. These pages are easy to print and offer your little one tons of choices for coloring.
- Crayola offers three printable coloring pages. Young children will find the Mardi Gras alligator especially irresistible, but there's also a jester coloring page and a page filled with masks, beads and confetti.
- Super Coloring offers about a dozen Mardi Gras pages to color. There are designs like the King of Mardi Gras and Balloons With Clown which will appeal to younger kids. Older children might prefer the challenge of coloring in the Beautiful Lady in Carnival Mask or the Venetian Mask page.
- DLTK's Mardi Gras pages include about 10 designs. Half are various versions of jesters; the other half concentrate on masks. Although the pages are shown in full color, you can print them in black and white so kids can color them in themselves.
- LoveToKnow Printables and Coloring Pages: You can find many more coloring pages and printable activities here. Look for other holiday pages, from Easter themed coloring pages to Fourth of July printables to Christmas coloring pages. Print some place mats to color for your Mardi Gras party or choose your favorite topics and scenes, from wild animals to beach coloring pages.
Make It a Colorful Celebration
Coloring is a great activity that keeps kids busy, engages their creativity, and encourages fine motor skill coordination. Whether you're a parent looking for a way to keep the kids entertained or you're a teacher who needs an activity for a classroom Mardi Gras party, these coloring pages will do the trick. Print them out, give the kids an assortment of crayons and markers, and let them color!