Solar System & Planet Coloring Pages

Last updated: April 29, 2024 by the Homemade Gifts Coloring Team

Nothing inspires a sense of adventure and discovery for my kids more than when they gaze up at the night sky. Distant dots of light could be exciting planets to explore, and who knows, there might even be home to a few friendly aliens!

free printable planet coloring pages

Do your kids or teens love everything about the universe too? Encourage their love of space with our planet coloring pages! If you're looking for solar system coloring pages, on this page, you'll find a huge range of planet coloring pages that will keep your kids occupied for hours. There are even coloring pages that are detailed and challenging enough for teens and adults - so you can join in on the space-themed fun.

These space coloring pages for kids and teens will let their imaginations run wild, and they’re even educational. Through planet coloring, they'll learn all about the Milky Way, adventurous astronauts, and far off planets.

Our solar system coloring sheets are available as high-resolution letter-sized printable PDFs. To download your planets coloring sheets, simply click on the image or text link underneath the image. These printables are for personal, non-commercial use only.

Planet & Solar System Coloring Pages

Scroll down the page to see all of our printable planet coloring sheets. There are simple printable pictures of planets for young children to color in, plus a range of fun solar system coloring pages with everything you might expect to see in space.

We have the full lineup of planet coloring sheets with Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune! Plus, we've also got astronauts, space rovers, telescopes, rockets, and aliens to get creative with. You'll find it all in this collection of free solar system printables.

Solar System Coloring Pages

Fun fact - the solar system is 4.6 billion years old! This is when the sun was formed, and all the planets and moons that orbit around it. These coloring pages are here to let you participate in the eternal dance of the universe as you embrace your sense of wonder.

4 Creative Craft Ideas to Use our Planet Print-Outs

Our space and planet coloring sheets are perfect for a home (or school) activity. Every child needs to learn about our galaxy, and how better to learn than through our fun solar system printables?

Want to take our planet coloring sheets to the next level? We have 4 activity ideas to bring the celestial beauty of the solar system into your home! Whether you have a little stargazer or just looking for a fun craft project, coloring solar system print outs offers endless possibilities for creativity. We’ve also included tips on coloring techniques, suggested color palettes, and ideas for displaying your cosmic creations.

How to make a Glow-in-the-Dark Planet Mobile

  1. Print and color your solar system page using whatever paints, markers or pencils you like.
  2. Then, cut out each planet and attach them to cardstock or heavy paper.
  3. Use a hole punch at the top and tie in a length of clear fishing line or fine cotton.
  4. For an extra touch of space magic, apply glow-in-the-dark paint to each planet!
  5. Hang the planets at varying heights by tying them to a circular wire frame or embroidery hoop.
  6. Place the mobile near a light source during the day to charge the glow paint, then watch as your celestial creation illuminates the night. It’s so easy to create a mesmerizing mobile!

How to make an Interactive Planet Flip Book

  1. Print copies of each planet of the solar system, ensuring each planet is colored differently.
  2. Punch a hole through the top of each page and bind them together with a metal ring or binder clip.
  3. Assemble the flip book, allowing you to "flip" through the solar system.
  4. Add fun facts about each planet to make it educational as well as entertaining.

How to make a Planetary Poster Collage

  1. Print multiple copies of the solar system coloring pages in various sizes.
  2. Color each page and carefully cut out each planet.
  3. Arrange the planets in a visually appealing arrangement on a large poster board or canvas.
  4. Incorporate other space-themed elements, such as stars, galaxies, or astronauts for a bit of fun.

Or why not simply frame your masterpieces for a fun space wall display!

What Colors Are the Planets?

Want your planets to look super authentic? Each planet in our solar system has its own unique color. This is made by its atmosphere, as well as surface features. Here's our rundown of the predominant colors of each planet:

Mercury's surface is mainly gray with some darker patches. This planet has lots of rocky terrain that's a mixture of gray and brown hues.

Venus is yellowish or cream-colored due to its thick, sulfuric acid-filed atmosphere that reflects the sunlight. Fun Fact - its surface is hidden beneath dense clouds, so its true color is difficult to know!

As we know, Earth has vibrant blue oceans and green land masses, giving it a mainly blue and green appearance when seen from space. Be sure to add in a few yellow deserts and white clouds too!

Mars is known as the "Red Planet" for good reason! Iron oxide (rust) is common on its surface, giving the planet a reddish-orange hue. Martian landscapes feature shades of brown, tan, and even blue in some areas. Check out ideas on mixing orange and blue.

Jupiter's atmosphere consists of hydrogen and helium, which give the planet a striped look with bands of yellow, brown, and white. The Great Red Spot, a huge storm, adds a reddish tone to its southern hemisphere.

Saturn's standout feature is its awe-inspiring rings, which are made of icy particles. The planet itself has a pale-yellow hue, with subtle bands of color similar to Jupiter.

Uranus looks bluish-green, as it has methane in its atmosphere. Its color could be described as cyan or aquamarine. Check out ideas on mixing blue and green.

Neptune's atmosphere contains methane, giving it a similar bluish appearance to Uranus. However, Neptune appears darker and more vibrant blue, with occasional hints of green.

Coloring solar system print out PDFs is a great way to explore the wonders of space and unleash a little creativity. Whether you prefer watercolors, glow-in-the-dark paints, or simple colored pencils, there are countless ways to bring the cosmos to life through art.

So, grab your coloring supplies and begin a cosmic journey through the stars, one colorful planet at a time!

More Coloring Sheets

We hope you liked this collection of planet and solar system coloring pages. Here are some other coloring pages you might enjoy:

Coloring Pages for Girls
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Car Coloring Pages
Earth Day Coloring Sheets
Color By Number Printables
Coloring Sheets for Kindergartners
Animal Coloring Pages
Dinosaur Coloring Pages

Got a young space enthusiast in your family? They might be excited to find out that math plays a huge role in plotting those rocket journeys! Give them a helping hand with their multiplication journey by using our free printable multiplication charts. Or if you're looking for something educational to keep your younger child busy, check out our personalizable name tracing worksheets.


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