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Apple Coloring Pages (free PDF prints)

Welcome to the delightful world of apple coloring pages, where creativity and imagination come to life with every stroke of your favorite coloring tools. Whether you’re a budding artist, a parent seeking educational and engaging activities for your children, or simply someone looking to unwind and express themselves through art, these pages offer a canvas of endless possibilities. In this article, we’ll explore the charm and versatility of apple-themed coloring pages, providing you with knowledge, inspiration, tips, & a glimpse into the therapeutic joy of coloring. So, grab your colored pencils, markers, or crayons, and let’s embark on a colorful journey into the world of apples.

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Apple coloring pages (free printable PDF templates).

Feel free to choose any design that appeals to you, and once you’ve made your selection, simply save the downloadable PDF template to your device.

Afterward, print it out and let your creativity flow as you add vibrant colors to your heart’s desire.

These templates aren’t limited to just coloring. They can serve as excellent sources of inspiration for various artistic endeavors.

Consider using them as embroidery patterns, allowing you to stitch intricate apple-themed designs onto fabric, adding a touch of unique charm to your creations.

Alternatively, if you’re contemplating a fine line tattoo, these templates can spark ideas for a one-of-a-kind ink masterpiece, ensuring your body art tells a story as unique as you are.

The possibilities are as limitless as your imagination.

Apple Facts

For those who are new to my coloring pages, it’s worth mentioning that I enjoy providing an opportunity to not only enjoy coloring but also to delve into some educational aspects related to the subject matter.

So, let’s embark on this dual journey of creativity and learning together!

Apples are not only delicious but also quite fascinating. Here are lots of fun and interesting facts about them:

  • Ancient History: Apples have a rich history, dating back to ancient times. Originally they were cultivated in Asia and Europe as far back as 6500 B.C.
  • Diversity: There are over 7,500 known varieties of apples worldwide, ranging in color, flavor, and texture. Some popular ones include Granny Smith, Gala, Honeycrisp, and Red Delicious.
  • Nutritional Powerhouse: Apples are a great source of fiber, particularly soluble fiber called pectin, which aids digestion and helps maintain a healthy gut.
  • Low in Calories: A medium-sized apple contains about 95 calories, making it a perfect healthy snack option.
  • An Apple a Day: The phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” has some truth to it. Apples are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, which can contribute to better health and reduced risk of chronic diseases.
  • Variation in Taste: Apples can range from sweet to tart, depending on the variety. The sweetness level is determined by the amount of sugar they contain.
  • Symbolism: Apples have been symbolic in various cultures. In Greek mythology, they were associated with the goddess of discord, Eris. In Christianity, the apple is often linked to the story of Adam and Eve.
  • Cider History: Apples have been used for making cider for centuries. In colonial America, hard cider was more popular than beer.
  • Long Shelf Life: Apples can be stored for a long time without refrigeration. This is because they produce natural ethylene gas, which helps slow down the ripening process.
  • World’s Largest Producer: China is the world’s largest producer of apples, followed by the United States. Apples are grown on every continent except Antarctica.
  • Blossom to Fruit: It takes about 4-5 years for an apple tree to produce its first fruit from the time it is planted as a seedling.
  • Apple Tree Lifespan: Apple trees can live for a very long time, often more than 100 years, with some historic trees still producing fruit after several centuries.
  • Johnny Appleseed: John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to parts of the United States in the 18th century.
  • Gravity Discovery: The famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton is said to have been inspired to formulate his theory of gravity after observing an apple fall from a tree.
  • Apple Varieties for Different Uses: Some apples are better suited for eating fresh, while others are ideal for cooking and baking due to their texture and flavor profiles.
  • Apples and Pollination: Apples are not self-pollinating, which means they require help from pollinators such as bees to produce fruit.
  • Apple Art: Apples have been featured in numerous works of art, including still-life paintings, sculptures, and even in modern pop art.
  • National Symbols: Apples are the state fruit of several U.S. states, including New York (the Big Apple) and Washington (the largest apple producer in the country).
  • Record-Breaking Apple: The heaviest apple ever recorded weighed 4 pounds and 1 ounce (1.85 kg) and was grown in Japan in 2005.
  • Apple in Space: In 2010, astronaut Stephen K. Robinson took a freeze-dried apple slice with him on the Space Shuttle Discovery as a tribute to Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree story.

These fascinating facts about apples highlight not only their culinary versatility but also their cultural significance and historical importance.

Whether you enjoy them fresh, baked into a pie, or sipped as cider, apples are a remarkable fruit with a storied past.

Remember, these facts are just a glimpse into the fascinating world of apples! There is much more to be learned about them.

If you would like to continue in your apple-filled quest for knowledge, here are some other reputable resources to check out:

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • If you would like to see my index of free printable coloring pages, go here!
  • All of my botanicals coloring pages are found here.
  • Or, my other fruits coloring pages can be found here.
  • To see all of my seasonal/holiday related coloring pages, go here.

Printing instructions

*Keep in mind that while these coloring sheets are free, they are for personal use only. Any additional use will need written permission, from me, obtained via email. Thanks.*

How to get best results with your apple printable

How to get best results with your apple printable

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate

Explore the educationally fun world of apples. From writing practice worksheets to various fun designs there are apple-themed coloring options or all.


  • Standard 8.5"x11" Printing Paper (or quality cardstock)
  • Black Ink/Toner


  • Printer
  • Computer/ Phone/ Or Tablet To Download To
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Colored Pencils
  • Eraser (optional)


  1. Browse through the assortment of coloring page choices and pick the image or images you would like to color. The sample image(s) presented here, with the website's watermark visible at the bottom, offer you an idea of what the full PDF image will look like.
  2. Look slightly below the desired sample image to find the "download here" button for the attached PDF file.
  3. First select download, and then select print.
  4. When you're ready to print it out, make sure that you select the highest-quality print setting available.
  5. Now select "print" and send it to your printer of choice.
  6. Once you have finished printing out your coloring sheet(s), give the ink a few minutes to fully dry while it's still on the printer tray. This extra step will prevent any ink from smudging on your coloring page, which can be especially important if you plan to give your artwork to special someone.
  7. Before you begin coloring, please make sure your hands are washed well and completely dried. Next, find a clean, level surface on which to place your paper, and then let your imagination run free as you color up a storm.


Ideas on what to do with these apple pictures:

You could buy some simple frames, have the images printed out onto a quality card stock at a local printing company, color them as well as you can, and they could be added to your homes decorations.

You could print out the images, bind them, and pair them with some nice colored pencils or an art set, which could serve as a unique gift idea for any occasion, particularly for individuals who have a love for coloring. It'd be a kind way to bring a smile to someone's face whenever the occasion calls for it.

They can double as a source of inspiration for crafting detailed fine-line tattoos.

These free apple coloring pictures can also be used as embroidery patterns by simply using transfer sheets.

Obviously, you also have the choice to just plain print them out and enjoy endless hours of fun by coloring them as many times as you wish.

*The instructions we provided are primarily intended for iPhone users who own HP printers and are looking to achieve the best print quality. These instructions can also be similarly adapted for use with a variety of other devices.

**It is advisable, when possible, to use the "fit to page" feature before printing to ensure that the entire image is accurately transferred to your printed coloring page.

***This website employs an image optimization technique for the sample illustrations provided. While this optimization improves page loading speed, there is a slight compromise in image quality. For optimal results, we recommend downloading and directly using the included PDF file. The sample image serves as a general visual preview, as navigating through an entire PDF may present challenges on certain devices, potentially limiting the ability to view the entire image in a single screenshot.

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Tips for coloring

Coloring pictures of apples can be a fun and creative activity.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced colorist, here are some of my best tips and tricks to help you make your apple-themed coloring pages pop:

  • Select the Right Colors: Choose a color palette that suits your style and the mood you want to convey. Traditional red or green apples are popular choices, but don’t be afraid to experiment with other colors too, like golden or even rainbow apples.
  • Shading and Blending: Begin by lightly coloring the apple with a base color. This provides a foundation for layering and shading. To add depth and realism to your apple, start with a lighter shade and gradually build up to darker tones. You can blend colors together using pencils or markers to create smooth transitions.
  • Texture and Highlights: Apples have a natural shine and texture. Use a white or light-colored pencil or marker to add highlights where light would naturally hit the apple’s surface. For texture, consider using tiny dots or short strokes to mimic the look of apple skin.
  • Consider the Lighting: Think about the direction of the light source when shading your apple. Shadows should fall on the opposite side from where the light is coming.
  • Experiment with Backgrounds: The background can enhance your apple artwork. You can create a simple backdrop like a blue sky or a more elaborate scene like an orchard. Experiment with different techniques, such as gradients or patterns, to make the apple stand out.
  • Protect Your Work: If you’re using markers, place a scrap piece of paper underneath your coloring page to prevent bleed-through. Consider using a blotter sheet or a spare piece of paper as a barrier to protect the area underneath.
  • Stay Patient: Coloring can be a relaxing activity, so take your time and enjoy the process. Rushing can lead to mistakes and uneven coloring.
  • Blend with Solvents: If you’re using colored pencils, you can use blending solvents like odorless mineral spirits or blending stumps to achieve a smoother and more blended look.
  • Use Reference Images: If you want to make your apple look realistic, refer to photographs of apples to get an idea of their colors, details, and patterns as they transition into different shades of color.
  • Try Different Media: Experiment with various coloring media, such as colored pencils, markers, watercolors, or even digital tools. Each medium has its own unique qualities and challenges.
  • Practice and Learn: Coloring is a skill that improves with practice. Don’t be discouraged if your first attempts aren’t perfect. Keep practicing, and you’ll see your skills improve over time.
  • Explore Different Styles: There’s no one “right” way to color an apple. Try different styles, from realism to abstract, and find the one that suits your artistic preferences.
  • Share and Learn: Share your colored apple pictures with friends, family, or online communities. You can learn a lot from feedback and other colorists’ techniques.

Remember that coloring is a personal and creative process, so don’t be afraid to experiment and add your unique touch to your apple artwork.

Whether you’re coloring for relaxation or artistic expression, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the journey.

Apple Coloring Sheet Options For Printing:

Letter A is for apple writing practice worksheets

*Please note that the coloring sheet printables featuring the letter A for Apple are tailor-made for classroom use and stand as the sole printable options on this page that do not necessitate written authorization for public utilization.

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Letter A is for Apple Printable Example
Letter A is for Apple Printable Example
Letter A is for Apple Worksheet Example
Letter A is for Apple Worksheet Example
Letter A Is For Apple Coloring Pages Example
Letter A Is For Apple Coloring Pages Example

Various apple designs

Kawaii colouring pages apple example
Kawaii colouring pages apple example
Kawaii coloring pages of an apple example
Kawaii coloring pages of an apple example
Kawaii coloring page apple example
Kawaii coloring page apple example
Kawaii coloring page of apples example
Kawaii coloring page of apples example
Kawaii coloring pages of apple example
Kawaii coloring pages of apple example
Realistic Coloring Page Apple Example
Realistic Coloring Page Apple Example
Realistic Colouring Pages Apple Example
Realistic Colouring Pages Apple Example
Coloring Pages Of Apples Example
Coloring Pages Of Apples Example
Apple Basket Apple Coloring Sheet Example
Apple Basket Apple Coloring Sheet Example

Cartoon apples

Coloring Sheet Apple With Worm Example
Coloring Sheet Apple With Worm Example
Coloring Pages Apple With Worm Example
Coloring Pages Apple With Worm Example
Owl Apple Colouring Page Example
Owl Apple Colouring Page Example
Rainbow Apple Colouring Pages Example
Rainbow Apple Colouring Pages Example


What are all the colors of apples?

Apples come in a variety of colors, and while some colors are more common, there is still a wide range of hues to explore.

Here are the common different colors of apples you may come across:

Red: Red apples are perhaps the most well-known and popular. They can range from deep burgundy to bright, vibrant red.

Green: Green apples have a distinct tartness to their flavor. They can vary from light green to yellowish-green or even have a slight blush of red.

Yellow: Some apple varieties have a predominantly yellow color, often with hints of green or a light golden hue.

Pink: Certain apple varieties have a pinkish or blush color, either all over the apple or concentrated around the cheeks.

Bi-Colored: Many apples have a combination of colors, such as a base color with stripes or patches of a different shade. Common examples are red and green-striped apples.

Orange: While less common, there are apple varieties that have an orange hue, reminiscent of autumn colors.

Maroon: A few apple varieties have a deep maroon or purplish-red color, giving them a rich and striking appearance.

Brown: Certain heirloom or specialty apple varieties can have a russeted or brownish skin, often with a unique texture.

It’s worth noting that some apple varieties can change color as they ripen, starting with a more vibrant or lighter shade and deepening in color as they mature.

Additionally, within each color category, there can be variations in shade and intensity. Exploring different apple varieties and their colors can be a delightful experience when it comes to coloring or simply enjoying the visual appeal of these fruits.

*I will add more apple colour / color questions and answers as the questions get sent to me.


In conclusion, apple coloring pages offer a delightful and engaging way to explore the world of apples through art and creativity.

Whether you’re a child or an adult, these apples coloring sheets provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and charming imagery associated with this iconic fruit.

By bringing these pages to life with your own unique artistic touch, you can celebrate the beauty of apples, from their luscious hues to their symbolic significance.

Whether you choose to create a realistic representation or let your imagination run wild with fantastical interpretations, coloring pages of an apple are a fantastic avenue for self-expression, relaxation, and the pure joy of coloring.

So grab your favorite coloring tools, dive into the enchanting world of juicy apples, and let your imagination soar as you embark on a colorful journey that celebrates the apple’s delicious appeal.

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Check out my other free printables

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • If you would like to see my index of free printable coloring pages, go here!
  • All of my botanicals coloring pages are found here.
  • Or, my other fruits coloring pages can be found here.
  • To see all of my seasonal/holiday related coloring pages, go here.

Otherwise, here are direct links to several of my other related posts that you’re also going to love:

Botanicals / Floral & Misc

Botanicals / Fruits

Fall Coloring Pages



Winter Coloring Pages


New Years

St. Patrick’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Spring coloring pages


Summer coloring pages

Other good resources for a printable apple

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