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Rain Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

As raindrops dance upon rooftops and leaves, nature unveils its beautiful symphony, inviting us to find solace in its gentle rhythm. Rainy days, often accompanied by a sense of tranquility and contemplation, provide the perfect opportunity to indulge in artistic endeavors. These rain coloring pages offer a delightful way to capture the essence of these watery wonders and allow both children and adults to embrace their inner artist while immersing themselves in the soothing world of rain showers.

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

Let’s embark on a colorful journey where imagination meets precipitation, & vibrant hues bring these raindrops to life.

Just pick whichever design you desire, save the downloadable free PDF template, print it out, and get coloring to your little hearts content.

Or you could even use them as a pattern for embroidery or inspiration for fine line tattoos.


Rain Facts

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, simplified, facts about rain, (here is a link to my reference source):

  • Rain is a form of precipitation that occurs when water droplets in the atmosphere condense and fall to the Earth’s surface.
  • Raindrops are not actually tear-shaped. They are typically spherical or oval, with larger drops becoming more flattened at the bottom due to air resistance.
  • The sound of raindrops hitting surfaces is called “petrichor,” a term derived from Greek words meaning “stone” and “the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods.” It’s often associated with a pleasant and earthy aroma.
  • The average raindrop falls at a speed of about 8 meters per second (about 17.4 miles per hour) during a typical rainstorm.
  • Rainfall is not evenly distributed across the Earth. The wettest place on Earth is Mawsynram, India, which receives an average annual rainfall of around 11,871 millimeters (467.4 inches).
  • Rainwater is not pure. As it falls through the atmosphere, it collects dust, pollen, and other particles, making it slightly acidic with a pH of around 5.6.
  • The largest raindrop ever recorded had a diameter of about 8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches) and was discovered in Brazil in 2004.
  • Rain can take various forms, including drizzle, mist, showers, and downpours, depending on the size and intensity of the water droplets.
  • Rain plays a vital role in the water cycle, replenishing lakes, rivers, and groundwater reserves. It also helps to irrigate crops and sustains ecosystems worldwide.
  • Rainfall patterns are influenced by factors such as prevailing winds, temperature, geography, and the presence of mountains or bodies of water.
  • The study of rain and other forms of precipitation is called pluviology.
  • Rain can have significant cultural and symbolic meanings across different societies and religions, representing purification, renewal, fertility, or even melancholy.
  • Some regions experience a specific type of rain called “monsoon,” characterized by seasonal winds that bring heavy rains during a particular time of the year.
  • The term “rain gauge” refers to a device used to measure the amount of rainfall in a specific area over a given period of time.
  • Rainfall intensity is measured in millimeters or inches per hour. A “rainfall rate” of one millimeter per hour is roughly equivalent to a light drizzle, while rates above 10 millimeters per hour are considered heavy rainfall.

These facts are just the beginning of what there is to learn about rain. If you would like to know even more, here are some other reputable resources to learn about rain while coloring:


  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • To see an Alphabetized Index of all my coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my nature and weather coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my spring coloring pages, go here.

Printing instructions

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 rain printable

How to get best results with your rain printable

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

Learn all about rain as you color. From writing practice worksheets to basic raindrops & clouds, there are rain coloring options for everyone.

Materials

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

Tools

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

Instructions

  1. Browse through the options of coloring sheets available and select the image or images you would like to color. The provided sample image, featuring the website's watermark, offers an idea of what the complete PDF looks like.
  2. Direct your attention just below the preferred sample image to locate the "download here" button for the attached PDF.
  3. Select the download, then print options.
  4. When you're ready to print, make sure to choose the maximum-quality setting or the highest DPI (dots per inch) setting accessible. DPI refers to the amount of printed dots within an inch of a printed image, and a greater the number indicates better print quality.
  5. Now select "print" and send it to your desired printer.
  6. After you have completed printing your coloring sheet, give the ink a few minutes to set and completely dry. This extra precaution will help to avoid any smudging, which is particularly helpful if you would like to gift your artwork to someone.
  7. Before you begin coloring, make sure your hands have been washed and are completely dry. Locate a clean and flat surface to place your paper on, and then let your creativity flow as you color the prints however you wish. Once you're done, enjoy the sense of accomplishment, knowing that these artwork creations can possibly bring delight to you and others for many years to come.

Notes

Ideas on what to do with these rain pictures:

You could print the pages out and bind them, pair them with some nice colored pencils or an art set, which could be a fun but unique gift for any coloring enthusiast's special day...or any time you wish to cheer someone up.

You could buy some simple frames, and have them printed onto quality card stock at a local printing company, color them as well as possible, and they could be added to your home decor.

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

Alternatively, they can serve as inspiration or templates for delicate fine-line tattoos.

Naturally, you also have the choice to print them and enjoy boundless amusement by coloring them repeatedly.

*It's worth mentioning that this website employs an image optimizer for the sample illustrations. This optimization improves loading speed, albeit with a slight reduction in quality. For optimal results, we recommend downloading and directly utilizing the PDF file. The sample image serves to provide a general visual preview, as navigating through an entire PDF might present challenges on certain devices, potentially hindering the ability to view the complete image in a single screenshot.

**Guidelines for achieving the finest print quality are primarily tailored to iPhone users with an HP printer, although they should be similarly applicable to other devices.

***Whenever feasible, opt for the "fit to page" setting before printing to ensure the entire image is encompassed within your printed coloring page.

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Tips for coloring

When it comes to coloring pictures of rain, clouds, and raindrops, here are some of my best tips and tricks to enhance your coloring experience and bring your rainy artwork to life:

  • Choose a Cool Toned Color Palette: Rainy scenes often feature cool and muted colors. Opt for shades of blue, gray, and purple to create a sense of calm and dampness. These colors also help convey the mood of rainy weather.
  • Use Gradient Techniques: Rain creates interesting gradients due to the way light interacts with water droplets. Apply gentle gradients to your sky, with darker shades near the top and lighter shades closer to the horizon. This can add depth and realism to your artwork.
  • Embrace Reflections: Puddles and wet surfaces offer great opportunities to depict reflections. Add a bit of shine to your puddles with slight highlights of white or light blue to suggest the reflection of light.
  • Layer Transparency for Depth: To simulate the look of raindrops in the foreground and background, use layers with varying levels of transparency. This can create the illusion of rain falling at different distances from the viewer.
  • Play with Composition: Consider the overall composition of your artwork. Rainy scenes often involve elements like umbrellas, wet streets, and misty backgrounds. Place these elements strategically to create a sense of depth and intrigue.
  • Focus on Textures: Texture is essential when depicting rainy scenes. Use brushes that emulate the look of raindrops on glass or wet surfaces. Adding texture to the pavement or windows can make your artwork more realistic and engaging.
  • Add Atmosphere with Fog and Mist: Rainy weather often brings along fog and mist. Use soft brush strokes and pale colors to create a misty atmosphere. This can give your artwork a dreamy and atmospheric quality.
  • Highlight the Source of Light: Make sure you highlight the source of light in your rainy scene. Use warm colors like yellows or oranges to contrast with the cool tones of the rain.
  • Depict Motion and Action: Capture the feeling of rain in motion by slightly tilting the raindrops and adding diagonal lines to suggest falling water. You can also show characters walking briskly under umbrellas or rain blowing sideways in the wind.
  • Experiment with Raindrop Details: For raindrops on surfaces, consider adding individual details to some of them. Vary the size and shape of raindrops to create a more realistic look.
  • Use Negative Space: Don’t be afraid of empty spaces in your rainy scene. Negative space can enhance the feeling of rain falling and create a sense of serenity.
  • Study Real References: Look at real photographs of rainy scenes to observe how light interacts with raindrops, how shadows form, and how reflections work. This can provide valuable insights into creating a convincing rainy atmosphere.

Remember, the key to creating a captivating rain-themed artwork lies in capturing the mood, atmosphere, and details of rainy weather.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and add your artistic touch to make the scene truly unique.


Options For Printing:

*I do also have cloud coloring pages as well as rainbow coloring sheets available, if you don’t find what you need in this article you may want to check them out too.*

Letter R is for rain writing practice worksheets

**My letter R is for rain coloring sheet printables are specially crafted for classroom use.

They are the sole print options on this page that can be utilized in public settings without requiring written permission.

However, if someone inquires about their source, please provide them with the link to this post article. Your support is appreciated!*

letter R Is For Rain Coloring Page Example
Letter R Is For Rain Coloring Page Example
letter R Is For Rain Worksheet Example
Letter R Is For Rain Worksheet Example
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Rainy day coloring pages 2 example

Various Rain Themed Sheets To Color

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Kawaii Cloud Rainy Coloring Pages Example
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Rainy Day Coloring Pages Example
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Rainy day coloring pages 2 example
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Rainy Day Colouring Pages Example
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rainy day coloring pages for preschoolers example
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Rainy Day Coloring Sheets Example
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Rain coloring page example
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Umbrella And Rain Colouring Pages Example
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Doodles Rainy Coloring Page Example
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Rainy Day Coloring Sheet Example
Doodles Raining Coloring Pages Example
Doodles Raining Coloring Pages Example
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Free Printable Rainy Day Coloring Pages Example
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Coloring Page Rain Drop Patterns Example
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Kawaii Umbrella Rainy Day Coloring Page Example
Rainy Season Colouring Pages Example
Rainy Season Colouring Pages Example
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Rain coloring sheets example
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Coloring Pages Rain Hearts Example
Sun And Rain Color Pages Example
Sun And Rain Color Pages Example
Rain coloring sheet example
Rain coloring sheet example

FAQ’s

Are there different colors of rain?

Yes, there are instances where rain can exhibit different colors. Here are a few examples:

Red Rain: In rare cases, rain can appear red or pink. This phenomenon is usually caused by the presence of dust or sand particles from desert regions or volcanic ash in the atmosphere. When these particles mix with rainwater, they can tint the rain with a reddish hue.

Yellow Rain: Yellow-colored rain can occur due to pollen or certain types of organic matter, such as spores or algae, being suspended in the air and mixing with rainwater. This is more commonly seen during spring when plants release large amounts of pollen.

Green Rain: Green-colored rain can sometimes be observed during thunderstorms. It occurs when strong winds lift large amounts of dust or debris from the ground, such as from fields or forests, and these particles mix with rainwater, creating a greenish tint.

Black Rain: Black rain is a term used to describe rainfall that contains high levels of pollution or soot particles, typically resulting from industrial activities or wildfires. This type of rain can have a dark or murky appearance.

It’s important to note that these instances of colored rain are relatively rare and usually occur under specific conditions or in localized areas.

The majority of rainfalls are transparent or appear as shades of gray.

What is the colour of rain drops?

Raindrops themselves are actually colorless. They are made up of transparent water molecules and do not inherently possess color. However, the way light interacts with raindrops can create various optical effects that may result in the perception of colors.

For example, when sunlight passes through raindrops, it undergoes refraction, dispersion, and reflection processes, leading to the formation of rainbows. Rainbows are a beautiful display of colors caused by the bending and separation of light into its component wavelengths.

The colors typically seen in a rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. These colors are a result of the different wavelengths of light being refracted and reflected within the raindrops.

So, while raindrops themselves are colorless, they can contribute to the formation of colorful optical phenomena like rainbows.

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


In conclusion, rain coloring pages offer a captivating and creative outlet for individuals of all ages.

Through the strokes of our coloring tools, we can immerse ourselves in the tranquility and beauty of rain, capturing its essence on paper.

From choosing the perfect color palette to adding texture and movement, these pages allow us to bring raindrops to life and create artistic masterpieces.

Whether we seek a peaceful coloring experience or draw inspiration for other artistic endeavors, rainy coloring pages provide a versatile canvas that sparks our imagination.

So, let the gentle pitter-patter of raindrops guide your artistic journey as you explore the wonders of rain through the vibrant world of coloring.

Embrace the soothing nature of rain and unleash your creativity, one stroke at a time.


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Check out my other free printables

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  • To see an Alphabetized Index of all my coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my nature and weather coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my spring coloring pages, go here.

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Easter

Summer coloring pages

Fall Coloring Pages

Halloween

Thanksgiving

Winter coloring pages

Christmas

New Years

St. Patrick’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Spring coloring pages

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New Years

St. Patrick’s Day

Valentine’s Day

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