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Emu Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

Emus, with their majestic stature and distinctive appearance, have long captured the imagination of both children and adults alike. These flightless birds, native to Australia, are known for their remarkable speed and unique features. What better way to explore the world of emus than through the delightful fun of art? In this article, we embark on a colorful journey into the fascinatingly educational world of emu coloring pages, where creativity knows no bounds. Whether you’re a budding artist or simply looking for a relaxing pastime, these pages promise to immerse you in the beauty and wonder of these remarkable creatures, one stroke of color at a time.

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Emu coloring pages (free printable PDF templates).

So, grab your colored pencils and let your imagination take flight as we dive into the enchanting world of emu-inspired artistry.

Select the design that appeals to you the most, download the free PDF template, print it, and enjoy coloring to your heart’s desire.

Alternatively, you can also try using these designs as embroidery patterns or as a source of inspiration for intricate fine line tattoos.

Emu facts

If you’re new to my coloring pages, it’s worth mentioning that I enjoy providing you with the opportunity to delve into the subject matter, turning your coloring experience into an educational lesson.

So, let’s get started on that journey!

Emus are fascinating birds with a wide range of unique and intriguing characteristics.

Here are lots of fun and interesting facts about them:

  • Tallest Bird: Emus are the second-largest bird in the world, after the ostrich. They can reach heights of up to 6.6 feet (2 meters) and weigh between 66 to 120 pounds (30 to 55 kilograms).
  • Flightless Birds: Emus are flightless, despite having relatively small wings. Instead of flying, they have adapted to run at impressive speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour).
  • Ratite Relatives: Emus belong to a group of flightless birds known as ratites, which includes ostriches, rheas, cassowaries, and kiwis. They share common evolutionary traits with these birds.
  • Native to Australia: Emus are native to Australia and are found throughout the mainland and some nearby islands. They prefer a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and deserts.
  • Distinctive Feathers: Their feathers are unique, with black feathers covering their bodies and a distinctive blue neck and head. The blue skin on their head can change color, becoming darker or lighter, as a form of communication.
  • Omnivorous Diet: Emus are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and animals. Their diet includes fruits, seeds, insects, small mammals, and even small reptiles.
  • Mating Season: During the breeding season, male emus become quite territorial. They build nests and incubate eggs laid by multiple females. It’s the males who take on the primary responsibility of incubating and caring for the young chicks.
  • Large Eggs: Emu eggs are among the largest of all bird eggs. They are dark green and can measure around 5.1 inches (13 cm) in diameter. A single egg can weigh up to 1.5 pounds (0.7 kilograms).
  • Longevity: Emus have a relatively long lifespan for a bird, with some individuals living up to 20 years in captivity.
  • Vocalizations: Emus are known for their deep booming calls, which they use for communication. Males produce loud, resonant sounds during the breeding season to attract females.
  • Endurance Runners: Emus are endurance runners and can cover long distances at a steady pace. This ability is a crucial adaptation for evading predators and finding food in the Australian landscape.
  • Fast Growth: Emu chicks grow rapidly and can reach adult size in just a few months. They gain about a pound (0.45 kilograms) in weight every week.
  • Conservation Status: Emus are considered of “Least Concern” in terms of conservation status, thanks to their widespread distribution and adaptability to different environments.
  • Cultural Significance: Emus hold cultural significance for Indigenous Australian communities. Their feathers and eggs have been used in traditional ceremonies and as a source of food.
  • Emu Oil: Emu oil, derived from their fat, has been used in various cosmetic and medicinal products for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Emus are truly remarkable birds, with a blend of physical adaptations and behaviors that make them a fascinating subject for study and appreciation.

We definitely learned a lot about these fun birds, but there is definitely much more to know.

If you would like to continue reading, here are some other reputable resources to learn about emus while coloring:

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • To see an alphabetized index of all of my coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Animals coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Birds coloring pages, go here.

Coloring tips

Coloring pictures of emus can be a delightful and creative activity.

Here are some of my best tips and tricks to help you make the most of your emu coloring experience:

  • Reference Images: If possible, use reference images of real emus to get a sense of their natural colors and patterns. This can help you achieve a more realistic look.
  • Layering: To achieve a more vibrant and realistic appearance, layer your colors. Begin with a base color and then add lighter and darker shades to create highlights and shadows.
  • Blending Tools: Consider using blending tools such as blending stumps or a colorless blending pencil to smooth out transitions between colors and create a more polished look.
  • Experiment with Texture: Emu feathers have a distinct texture. Try different techniques to replicate this texture, such as using short, feather-like strokes or dots to mimic the pattern.
  • Color Accuracy: While you can get creative with colors, emus generally have dark brown or black feathers on their bodies, while their heads and necks have shades of blue or gray. Be mindful of these natural colorations if you’re trying to achieve a realistic look.
  • Background: Think about the background of your coloring page. It can enhance the overall composition. A natural habitat or a colorful backdrop can really make your emu coloring pop.
  • Reference Materials: If you have access to educational materials or images of emus in their natural habitat, these can provide valuable insights into their surroundings and help you create a more realistic setting.
  • Practice Patience: Coloring can be a time-consuming process, especially if you’re aiming for a detailed and realistic result. Take your time, and don’t rush through the process.
  • Have Fun and Be Creative: While it’s great to aim for accuracy, don’t forget that coloring is also about expressing your creativity. Feel free to experiment with different colors and patterns to give your emu a unique and artistic flair.
  • Use Online Resources: There are many online tutorials and coloring guides available that can offer step-by-step instructions and color suggestions for specific subjects like emus.
  • Share Your Art: Once you’ve completed your emu coloring page, consider sharing it with friends or online communities. Feedback and constructive criticism can help you improve your coloring skills.

Remember that coloring is a relaxing and enjoyable activity, so don’t be too hard on yourself.

Whether you’re aiming for realism or a more imaginative interpretation, the most important thing is to have fun and let your creativity flow.

Options For Printing:

Letter E is for emu writing practice worksheets

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Letter E is for emu coloring page example
Letter E is for emu coloring page example
Letter E is for emu worksheet example
Letter E is for emu worksheet example
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Letter E is for emu word page example

Various emu designs

Emu colouring page example
Emu colouring page example
Emu coloring page example
Emu coloring page example
Emu coloring page example
Emu coloring page example
Cartoon emu colouring page example
Cartoon emu colouring page example


What color is a female emu?

Female emus typically have feathers that are similar in color to male emus. They have dark brown or black feathers covering their bodies, which helps them blend into their natural habitat.

Like males, female emus may also have a bluish or grayish patch of skin on their head and neck, which can change color during different emotional states or as a form of communication.

In terms of feather coloration, there is not a significant visual difference between male and female emus.

What color is emu skin?

Emu skin is typically bluish-gray in color. Emus are known for the distinctive patch of bare skin on their head and neck, which is often referred to as their “skin” or “skin color.”

This patch of skin can change color, ranging from pale blue to a darker shade of blue, and it can also become more vibrant during certain emotional states or as a form of communication.

The skin color of emus is one of their unique and interesting features.

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


In conclusion, our emu coloring pages offer a captivating and educational journey into the world of these remarkable birds.

As we’ve discovered throughout this article, emus are not just fascinating creatures in their own right, but they also provide a canvas for artistic expression and creativity.

Whether you’re a budding artist seeking a relaxing pastime or an educator looking for a fun and informative activity for students, these emu coloring pictures have something to offer everyone.

By bringing these majestic birds to life with your choice of colors and patterns, you not only engage in a delightful artistic endeavor but also gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world and its incredible inhabitants.

So, grab your coloring tools, embark on this colorful adventure, and let your imagination soar with the emus. Happy coloring!

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Check out my other free printables

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • To see an alphabetized index of all of my coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Animals coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Birds coloring pages, go here.

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

Animals / Birds

Animals / Mammals

Animals / Insects

Other good resources for a printable emu

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