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Ghost Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

Enter the ethereal realm of ghost coloring pages, where creativity intertwines with the supernatural. In the mysterious world of spectral apparitions, these fun designs invite both the young and the young at heart to explore their imagination and breathe life into ghostly figures. With their whimsical charm and spectral allure, these coloring sheets offer a captivating journey into the the supernatural. Also unveil lots of fun facts about the history and lore of ghosts as you color.

Ghost Coloring Pages
Ghost Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates). lifeshouldcostless.com

Just pick whichever pattern or 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.


Ghost facts

If you’re new to my coloring sheets, 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 child-friendly facts about the folklore of ghosts and their history (here is a link to my reference source):

  • Friendly Ghosts: In many stories and legends, ghosts are depicted as friendly and helpful beings, sometimes even assisting people in times of need or providing guidance.
  • Different Forms: Ghosts are often portrayed in various forms across different cultures and folklore. Some appear as transparent figures, while others are described as glowing orbs or wisps of mist.
  • Haunted Houses: Ghosts are often associated with haunted houses, which are believed to be their preferred dwelling places. These spooky abodes capture the imagination of many, with hidden rooms, creaking floorboards, and eerie sounds.
  • Halloween Connections: Ghosts have become an iconic symbol of Halloween, a holiday dedicated to celebrating all things spooky. During this time, children dress up as ghosts and go trick-or-treating.
  • Poltergeists: Poltergeists are mischievous ghosts known for causing disturbances in homes. It is said that they can move objects, create noises, and even throw things around, leading to both fright and fascination.
  • Ghostly Residues: Some ghost stories suggest that when a spirit appears, it leaves behind a cold or chilling sensation in the air, giving rise to the popular phrase “feeling a ghostly presence.”
  • Ancient Beliefs: The belief in ghosts dates back to ancient times, with stories found in cultures such as ancient Egypt, Greece, and China. People have long sought to explain the unexplained and understand what happens after death.
  • Famous Ghost Stories: Ghosts have inspired countless famous stories and literary works, including “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and “The Canterville Ghost” by Oscar Wilde. These tales continue to captivate readers of all ages.
  • Ghost Hunting: Some people actively search for evidence of ghosts through ghost hunting. They use tools such as EMF (Electromagnetic Field) meters and infrared cameras to investigate supposedly haunted locations and try to capture paranormal activity.
  • Friendly Cartoon Ghosts: Ghosts have made their way into popular culture through friendly and lovable characters like Casper the Friendly Ghost (the movie that came out in the mid-90’s was one of my favorites as a kid!). These animated personalities have helped shape the perception of ghosts for younger audiences.

Remember, these tidbits of information should be able to be shared with older children to pique their curiosity about the fascinating world of ghosts while ensuring they feel safe and comfortable.

If you would like to do some more reading on the history of the lore of ghosts, here are some other reputable resources to learn about them while coloring:


  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • If you would like to see the alphabetized index of all of my coloring pages, go here.
  • If you would like to see all of my Holiday Themed coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my fall/autumn coloring pages, go here.
  • If you would like to see all of the other Halloween Themed coloring pages I have, go here.

Coloring tips


When it comes to coloring pictures of ghosts, here are some tips to help bring these spectral figures to life (or afterlife!):

  • Choose the Right Colors: Ghosts are often depicted in shades of white, gray, yellows, greens, or pale blue. Consider using different tones of these colors to add depth and dimension to your ghostly creation.
  • Experiment with Transparency: Ghosts are often portrayed as semi-transparent, so try coloring lightly to achieve a translucent effect. This can be done by applying less pressure on your coloring tool or using pencils with softer leads.
  • Add Shadows and Highlights: To make your ghost appear more three-dimensional, add subtle shadows and highlights. Use a slightly darker shade of the main color to create shadows, and a lighter shade or even white for highlights.
  • Embrace Gradient Blending: Ghosts can have a gradient effect, where the color transitions smoothly from light to dark. Use gentle strokes or try blending techniques such as layering colors or using a blending tool to achieve this effect.
  • Incorporate Glow or Aura: Ghosts are often associated with a glow or aura. Consider using a pale yellow or light blue color around the edges of your ghost to create a soft and mystical glow.
  • Play with Backgrounds: Ghosts often appear in eerie or atmospheric settings. Experiment with background colors such as dark blues or purples to create a haunting ambiance. You can also try adding wisps of fog or mist to enhance the ghostly atmosphere.
  • Sparkle with Glitter or Metallics: If you want to add a touch of magic to your ghost, consider using glitter or metallic gel pens. These can be applied to specific areas, such as the eyes or other highlights, to create a sparkling or ethereal effect.
  • Express Personality: While ghosts are typically depicted as spooky or ethereal, don’t be afraid to add your own twist and personality to your ghost color sheet. Consider adding accessories, facial expressions, or even playful elements to make your ghost unique and memorable.

Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and let your creativity soar as you bring these spooky beings to life on the page.


Options For Printing:

Letter G is for ghost writing practice worksheets

*My letter G is for ghost 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.

Please send the link to this post along if anyone asks you where you got them. Thank you!

Letter G Is For Ghost Coloring Page Example
Letter G Is For Ghost Coloring Page Example
Letter G Is For Ghost Worksheet Example
Letter G Is For Ghost Worksheet Example

Various ghost designs

Playing Ghosts Coloring Pages Example
Playing Ghosts Coloring Pages Example
Coloring Page Ghosts Example
Coloring Page Ghosts Example
Coloring Page Ghost Example
Coloring Page Ghost Example
Valentine Colouring Pages Ghost Example
Valentine Colouring Pages Ghost Example

Halloween-ish Ghosts

Boo Coloring Pages Of Ghosts Example
Boo Coloring Pages Of Ghosts Example
Witchy Ghost Color Page Example
Witchy Ghost Color Page Example
Coloring Pages Ghost Rising From The Grave Example
Coloring Pages Ghost Rising From The Grave Example
Scream Ghost Colouring PagesExample
Scream Ghost Colouring Pages Example
Coloring Pages Ghosts In Graveyard Example
Coloring Pages Ghosts In Graveyard Example

FAQ’s

What colors are commonly associated with ghosts, and why?

When it comes to the colors commonly associated with ghosts, white and shades of pale gray are typically the most prevalent choices.

There are several reasons why these colors are often used to depict ghosts:

Translucence and Otherworldliness: White and pale gray colors give the impression of translucence, as if the ghostly figure is semi-transparent or partially invisible. These colors help create a sense of the ethereal and otherworldly nature commonly associated with ghosts.

Symbolism of Lightness: White is often associated with purity, innocence, and spiritual realms. It represents lightness, purity of spirit, and a departure from the material world. Pale gray, on the other hand, is a softer and more muted color, which enhances the ghostly and mystical aspects without being as stark as pure white.

Contrast and Visibility: White or pale gray colors provide a stark contrast against darker backgrounds, making the ghostly figure more visible and distinct. This contrast helps emphasize the ghost’s presence and creates a haunting or supernatural effect.

Cultural Influence: The association of ghosts with white or pale gray colors can be traced back to various cultural and artistic representations over time. These colors have become ingrained in popular culture and folklore, influencing how ghosts are depicted in literature, movies, and visual arts.

However, it’s important to note that the color choices for ghosts can vary depending on cultural beliefs, personal interpretations, and artistic liberties.

In some cultures or specific stories, ghosts may be portrayed with different colors, such as pale blue or even green. These variations can convey specific meanings or evoke different emotions associated with the spectral realm.

Ultimately, the choice of color for a ghost is a creative decision that can vary based on artistic interpretation, cultural context, and the desired effect an artist or storyteller wishes to achieve.

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


In conclusion, exploring the enchanting world of ghost coloring pages offers a delightful journey into the supernatural.

Through the strokes of colored pencils or brushes, these spectral figures come alive, allowing us to engage our imagination and tap into our creativity.

The child-friendly facts about the folklore of ghosts and their history provide a fascinating backdrop, adding depth to the coloring experience.

Whether it’s the friendly apparitions, haunted houses, or ancient beliefs, ghosts have captured our imagination for centuries, and coloring printable ghosts provides a wonderful medium to bring them to life.

So, embrace the shades of white and gray and any other color you desire, experiment with transparency and gradients, and add your own touch of spectral magic.

Let the ethereal allure of ghost coloring transport you to a realm where imagination knows no bounds. Happy coloring!


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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 the alphabetized index of all of my coloring pages, go here.
  • If you would like to see all of my Holiday Themed coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my fall/autumn coloring pages, go here.
  • If you would like to see all of the other Halloween Themed coloring pages I have, go here.

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

Fall Coloring Pages

Halloween

Thanksgiving

Winter coloring pages

Christmas

New Years

St. Patrick’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Spring coloring pages

Easter

Winter coloring pages

Christmas

New Years

St. Patrick’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Spring coloring pages

Easter

Spring coloring pages

Easter

Summer coloring pages

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