In today’s post: These folding surprise monster coloring pages are so much fun! Color them in and fold them down, then unfold to reveal the surprise: two different monsters in one fun coloring page. With five different cute monsters to choose from, this free activity will keep your kids busy for hours!
Printable Monster Coloring Pages
My kids learned how to make folding surprise drawings at school a few years ago, and they are so much fun! When they are folded up, they look like a normal drawing (of an animal, monster, etc). But when you unfold them you get to see the giant mouth that was hiding inside the fold. The surprise factor makes them more fun that normal coloring pages, making them one of our favorite fun activities for summer break – or any time of year! Some of the monsters have extra surprises inside the fold as well, like a tail, multiple tongues, or a snack.
The printable monster coloring pages I’m sharing today are made from illustrations drawn by a local artist, Michael Funk, and your kids are going to love them. These cute monster coloring pages are great for kids of all ages: toddlers, preschoolers, and even older elementary school age kids love them. It’s a fun way to keep younger kids occupied during church or while you’re waiting for food at a restaurant – just bring some of the cute monster coloring sheets and a few crayons or markers. Your kids may even be inspired to design their own monster coloring pages!
How to Use Folding Surprise Coloring Pages
Each coloring page is sized to print on normal 8.5×11 paper. I used normal printer paper so they are easy to fold.
Cut the pages in half along the cut line in the middle. Then, if you look closely, you’ll see little dashes on the edges of the paper. These show you where to fold the monsters. You’ll fold the bottom of the paper up on the top fold line, then fold it back down on bottom fold line. Watch the video below to see exactly how to fold our monster printables.
Here’s a quick video that shows how they work, and then you can download your favorite monster or all of the cute coloring pages below:
Free Printable Coloring Pages
These free monster coloring pages are meant for personal use only. As such, please do not distribute the digital files to others; direct them back to this blog post so they can download the pdf files they’d like to use. However, you may print enough to use in a classroom or other educational setting (like a library program, etc.).
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