My older daughter and I gathered up crayons and colored pencils to play around with camouflage designs the other morning. I shared an image of our progress on Instagram and Facebook, and asked if anyone would like to play with some camo images. The answer was “yes,” so I pulled a printable together for those who are interested.
Coloring in Camouflage
The idea is simple.
- Collect 4 or 5 colors from the same hue together. These can be colors from the red family or green family, for example. Seen below: turquoise, light blue, grey-blue, royal blue, and blue.
- Fill in the bumpy sections with your choice of color.
My daughter had fun sorting all of our crayons and colored pencils into families of colors. Once she saw what we had to work with, she could see what colors she wanted to use.
And then we just had fun with it, relaxing with the colors. Not worrying too much about it. It was a great activity for the morning, and could be a nice drawing prompt for a lazy afternoon.
Why I like this project
- Children learn how to group colors by hue
- It’s a relaxing drawing activity
- The result is fun to look at
- It teaches an aesthetic appreciation of camouflage
History of Camouflage
Camouflage painting of uniforms unofficially launched during the Spanish-American war when troops smeared mud on their blue uniforms to become less obvious targets. This article form USA Today, A brief history of U.S. Military Camouflage, will tell you more about the evolution of camouflage.
Camouflage Coloring Pages Printable
This printable is on sale for a limited time. Print yours here today!
I got the camouflage printable and it’s great! I work with a few students who love camo and I can’t wait to tie this into our next lesson. Thanks!
I’m so glad to hear that you like it, Kristen!
fantastic idea! will be using these with the tweens for one of my library Maker Space crafts. Thank you!
Thank you, Heather! I love hearing that this will make its way into a Maker Space. I hope that the kids enjoy it.
Fantastic and fun idea! Excited to come up with lots of unique camouflage patterns
Awesome, Vanessa. I’m happy to hear that it will find a happy place with you and yours.
pls check my animation here
these days thinking about how a little kid can make animation even the kids of 3 years old, i’d be glad to share our experiences
Thanks for sharing the download. It wasn’t a hit with my 3-y-o, who definitely prefers the blank page, though I found it therapeutic. I’ll have to try again when he’s older!
You’re welcome, and thanks for the update on your experience with it. I would think 3 would be a bit young for this. I’ll update the post accordingly.
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Is this camouflage page still for sale? The link doesn’t seem to work for me.
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