If you’re looking for mermaid coloring pages, then you’re in luck! Below you’ll find our collection of free printable mermaid coloring pages that are great for both kids and adults.
Mermaid coloring sheets are a great way to keep kids busy! These printable coloring pages are perfect for a rainy day or for a mermaid themed birthday party. And they’re all free for you to download and print!
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Here’s how to use these mermaid coloring sheets:
- Scroll down and find the page you want.
- Click on any of the photos below, or on the text links above them. A printable pdf file will open in a new window.
- Print the pdf on 8.5 inch by 11 inch, letter sized paper.
- Color your pages and enjoy!
Printable Mermaid Coloring Pages
Calling all mermaid fans! Below you’ll find a great collection of mermaid coloring pages, and they’re all free and ready to download!
Kids of all ages will love these mermaid coloring sheets. Create something beautiful and make your world more colorful with these various styles of mermaids!
Be sure to get your crayons, pencil crayons, and markers ready! Let your imagination flow into ocean waters as you begin coloring these printable mermaid coloring pages.
Mermaids are mythical sea-dwelling creatures who have the head and torso of a human, and a fish tail below the waist.
The origins for the word mermaid come from the old English for sea – “mere”, and “maid” meaning girl or young woman.
Thessalonike, Alexander the Great’s sister, supposedly transformed into a mermaid after she died in 295 BCE. After that she lived in the Aegean Sea and would approach ships to ask sailors about her brother.
One of the most famous stories about mermaids is The Little Mermaid, first published by Hans Christian Andersen in 1837. The story has many adaptations, the most famous being Disney’s animated film from 1989.
Mermaids often rescue drowning sailors, yet the pirate Blackbeard would steer clear of areas he believed were home to merfolk.
The oldest carving of a mermaid is from 1078 AD. It is found on the walls of Durham Castle in England.
Mermaids often leave gifts for humans they like. For example, they give away magical seashells or pearls and, very rarely, their tears. These tears offer protection and become the gemstone aquamarine after they leave the water.
The word mermaid refers specifically to the female of the merfolk species. Male merfolk are known as mermen, and legend has it that they are shy creatures who have no interest in humans. Therefore, they rarely come to the surface of the ocean.
Mermaids live in grottos, or caves, under the sea and they decorate their homes with treasures they’ve found in the water.
Mermaids are sometimes thought of as vain because they like to carry mirrors and accessorize with a comb.
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Mermaids often appear as figureheads on the front of ships. Because mermaids were a good luck symbol, it was thought that having a mermaid on the ship would appease the sea. Because of this there would be good weather, and sailors could find a safe route back to land.
The explorer Christopher Columbus wrote about seeing mermaids and he wasn’t very impressed with their beauty. However, it is thought that what he actually saw was a group of manatees.
Mermaids are known for their beautiful singing voices. In addition, they also play instruments like the lyre.
Stories about mermaids have existed for thousands of years, in different cultures across the world. For example, the earliest story about mermaids comes from Assyria in 1000 BCE.
Beauty and charm are the best known traits of mermaids. In addition, they are often helpful to humans and grant wishes when they can.
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