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Cat Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

For kids and cat lovers alike, there’s nothing quite like spending an afternoon coloring in pictures of adorable felines. Whether you’re looking for a simple activity to keep the little ones entertained, a lesson on cats for home/school teachers, or you’re an adult looking for a relaxing way to unwind, there’s a cat coloring sheet here for everyone. Just pick whichever Cat Coloring Pages design you like, save the downloadable free PDF template, print it out, and get coloring to your little hearts content, or you could even use them as an embroidery pattern or inspiration for fine line tattoos.

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Cat Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates).

Learn about felines as you color in cats

If you’re new to my coloring pages, you should know that I like to give you the option of learning about the subject so that you can easily turn it into an educational lesson while you are at it…so here we go!

Here are some fun and interesting facts about cats:

  • Cats are the most popular pet in the United States, with over 42 million households owning at least one.
  • Contrary to popular belief, cats are not strictly carnivorous – they actually need a small amount of vegetables in their diet.
  • In ancient Egypt, cats were considered sacred and were even worshiped as gods.
  • Cats have a unique collarbone that allows them to fit through spaces as narrow as their own head.
  • A cat’s purr can have therapeutic benefits for humans, including reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Cats are capable of running up to 30 miles per hour for short distances.
  • Some cats have a genetic mutation that causes them to have extra toes – this is known as polydactyly.
  • The world’s largest cat measured over four feet long and weighed over 46 pounds.

I hope you find these facts interesting and informative! If you would like to see the source, as well as read a lot more about cats, go here to see what Reader’s Digest has to say about our kitty friends.

Here are some more good resources to learn about cats:

If you would like to see my index of free printable coloring pages, go here! All of my animals coloring pages are found here. Or, my other mammals coloring pages can be found here.

How to use my free coloring pages & supplies needed list:

*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.*

**The example images for this little printing tutorial are from my free spring flowers coloring pages, you can get those here if you so desire.**

How To Use Free Printable Cat Printouts

How To Use Free Printable Cat Printouts

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


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


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


  1. how to use Step 1 Scroll through the available coloring sheet options and determine which picture/pictures you would like to color (the example photo, with the websites watermark, shows you what the whole PDF will look like).
  2. Scroll just below the desired example photo, to the PDF version (the PDF version does not have the websites watermark on it), and either select "print" in the top right hand corner, or you can select "download" (also in the top right hand corner).
  3. how to use Step 3 A (2) how to use Step 3 B (1) how to use Step 3 C (1)As you go to print it, select the highest quailty option, or the highest DPI setting (DPI refers to the number of printed dots that are within one inch of the image being printed...basically the higher the number, the better the quality of the print). Now select "print".
  4. how to use Step 4After printing out your coloring pictures, allow the ink to set (dry out) for several minutes. This step will help prevent any smudging.
  5. how to use Step 5Now wash your hands and dry them thoroughly. Find a clean, nice flat/hard surface to lay the paper on, and color your prints in whatever way you fancy. Then enjoy them for years to come.


Ideas on what to do with these pictures:

You could print the coloring pages out and bind them and, paired with some nice colored pencils or an art set, it could be a fun little gift for any coloring enthusiast's special day.

You could also buy some simple frames, have these pictures printed out on a quality card stock at a local printing company, color them as beautifully as you can, and they could easily be added to your home decor.

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

They could be used as a pattern for a fine-line tattoo.

Then of course, you can just plain print them out and color them as many times as you want to too.

*Please note that this website uses an image optimizer on the example photo's (which makes them load faster but also reduces quality), which is why you will get the best result by making sure you are downloading and using the PDF file directly. The example photo is just there so that you get an idea of what the entire picture looks like as it is hard to scroll through a PDF, on some devices, and see the whole thing within one screenshot.*

**Print quality instructions are for when using a desktop computer and an HP printer, it should be fairly similar should you use a different device**.

***Please make sure to select "fit to page" option when printing so that you ensure that entire image makes it on your printed page.

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Tips for coloring pages of cats

Here are some tricks you can try for coloring a more realistic picture of a cat:

  • Choose your colors wisely: Consider the fur color and texture of the cat you’re coloring and choose colors that match the real-life animal. If you’re feeling creative, experiment with different color combinations to give your cat a unique look.
  • Use the right materials: Quality coloring materials can make a big difference in the outcome of your coloring page. Consider using markers, colored pencils, or watercolor paints that produce vibrant colors and blend well.
  • Work in layers: To create depth and dimension in your cat coloring page, work in layers. Start with lighter colors and gradually add darker shades to create shadows and highlights.
  • Pay attention to details: Cats have unique features, such as their eyes, nose, and whiskers, that can add personality to your coloring page. Take your time to color these details carefully and accurately.
  • Experiment with texture: Cats have a variety of fur textures, from long and silky to short and spiky. Experiment with different coloring techniques, such as cross-hatching or stippling, to create a realistic texture.
  • Don’t be afraid to improvise: While it’s important to be accurate when coloring a realistic cat, don’t be afraid to add your own creative touches. Experiment with different patterns, such as stripes or spots, or add accessories like a collar or bow.
  • Have fun: Remember, coloring should be a fun and relaxing activity! Don’t worry too much about making your cat look perfect – enjoy the process and let your creativity flow.

I hope these tips help you create a beautiful and unique cats to coloring pages!

Cat Color Sheet Options For Printing:

C is for Cat Writing Practice Worksheets

*My C is for Cat coloring sheet printables are specifically designed to be used in a classroom setting, they are the only printable options on this page that do not need written permission to use in a public setting, but please send the link to this post along if anyone asks you where you got them. Thank you!

C is for cat coloring page example
C is for cat coloring page example
C is for cat printable example
C is for cat printable example

Cartoon Cats

Mermaid Cats

Mermaid cat coloring page example
Mermaid cat coloring page example
Mermaid cats coloring page example
Mermaid cats coloring page example
Mermaid kitties coloring page example
Mermaid kitties coloring page example

Unicorn cats

Unicorn cat coloring page example
Unicorn cat coloring page example
Unicorn cat and shooting star coloring page example
Unicorn cat and shooting star coloring page example
Unicorn cats with rainbow coloring page example
Unicorn cats with rainbow coloring page example


Coloring Page Cat Example
Coloring Page Cat Example


Cat Coloring Page Example
Cat Coloring Page Example
Coloring Pages Cats Example
Coloring Pages Cats Example
Coloring pages of cats example
Coloring pages of cats example

Dog and Cat

I do have another dog and cat option to print over on my Dogs Coloring Page, so check that out too.

Dog and Cat Color Sheet Example
Dog and Cat Color Sheet Example
Dog and cat coloring page outline example
Dog and cat coloring page outline example

Key phraseage FAQ’s

What colors are cats usually?

Cats can come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, including:

Calico (a mix of white, black, and orange)
Tabby (striped or spotted)

The color of a cat’s fur can vary greatly within each of these categories, with some cats having solid-colored coats while others have more complex patterns. Additionally, some cats can have unique coloring due to genetics or breed-specific characteristics.

What color are cats eyes?

Cats’ eye colors can vary and are determined by genetics. Common eye colors for cats include:

Odd-eyed (having two different colored eyes)

Eye color can also change throughout a cat’s life due to various factors, such as aging or certain health conditions. For example, a cat’s eyes may turn cloudy or blue due to cataracts or other eye disorders.

*I will add more coloring page cat FAQ’s as people send me their questions.

In conclusion, cat coloring pages are a wonderful way to entertain both kids and adults alike. These printable pages offer a wide variety of feline friends to color and enjoy.

Coloring is not only a fun activity, but it can also provide numerous benefits, such as improving fine motor skills and reducing stress and anxiety. Whether you’re looking for a simple activity to keep the little ones entertained or a relaxing way to unwind, coloring pages of cats are a perfect choice. So, download and print your favorite coloring pages cat and get ready to unleash your feline creativity!

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Check out my other free printables

If you would like to see my index of free printable coloring pages, go here! All of my animals coloring pages are found here. Or, my other mammals coloring pages can be found here.

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

Other good resources for colouring page of cat

*This post was originally shared to this blog on 05/09/2023, and has since been updated to improve user experience, add video instruction, as well as to make it as shareable as possible across the social medias.

**Please note that I do try my hardest to provide factual, but easy to understand, information about each topic. If you notice a discrepancy in my coloring pages, facts, or see something that you deem “misinformation/incorrect” please make sure to notify me about it. I would prefer that you send me an email with a link to a more reputable resource on that subject, so that I can correct it as soon as possible. Thanks so much for helping this site become the best that it can be!

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