I am a recent convert to printables… I used to not “get them”.. but I realised one day, that they are a clever and easy way to “jazz up” day to day things.. as well as printing off activities and “toys” for children, quickly, nicely and easily! We have a varied set of printables on this page – something for all seasons and all year around… but I also have a great set of Christmas Printables for you to browse, as well as wonderful Coloring Pages for Adults (over 60 pages for you to browse and print!!).
So if you are short of time and want something pretty. Printables it is! Here are some I have used in the past! Please note that these printables are provided by the various website free of charge. So respect their copywright and use these for personal use only!
Popular Free Printables on Red Ted Art
Though there is some grouping of our free printables, I thought highlighting the most popular printables would save you a little time! The highlighted section is a little ecclectic!! Then scroll on for seasonal printables and information!
- Free Printable Butterfly Life Cycle
- Free Printable hatching dinosaurs
- Free Printable Pokemon Fidget Toys
- 3d Princess Paper Doll Ornaments – these make great Paper Dolls to play with or darling Christmas Ornaments. There are also two colour your own versions to choose from!
- Fun with Dinosaur Stomp Feet!
- Learn all about the top 5 constellations with this free printable luminary!
Printable Mouse House – a super sweet play house to print, colour and make! This is a fantastic resource – free for a limited time only! So grab yours today!!
Exploring our Seasonal Printables and Paper Crafts
Let’s begin with some “round ups” focusing on different seasos – from Valetines Printables right through New Year’s Eve printable fun. Scroll down for more individual printable crafts.
Valentine’s Printables for Kids
Printable Mother’s Day Ideas and…
..our favourite Printable Father’s Day Cards and Gifts. Suitable for Dad’s Birthday too!
Easter Coloring Pages as well as…
this has a great sub set of Easter Printables too!
This Countdown Activities post contains a number of free printables!! Woohoo!
Free Christmas Printables
We have a fabulous Christmas Paper Crafts section, which include many of the following AND MORE and if it is Christmas Printables that you are after, you may want to explore that page a little more. In the meantime, some of our favourites below..
Winter Thaumatrope Printable – A fun and easy Optical Illusion toy to make with the kids. Use our predesigned ones or use the handy template to design your own.. what will go in YOUT snowglobe? A Christmas Tree? A Valentine’s Bear? A Polar Bear? So many options! Download your Christmas Thaumatrope Printables today.
Printable Princess Ornaments – 3d Princess Paper Doll Ornaments – these make great Paper Dolls to play with or darling Christmas Ornaments. There are also two colour your own versions to choose from!
Elf Puppet Printable – Oh yes, these are simply the most ADORABLE Elf Puppet Printables out there. A great set of 16 boys and girls – use the ready coloured versions, or colour your own… then cut and assemble. TOO CUTE and SO SO Christmassy, don;t you think? Great for school fairs and fundraisers too! One of the elves is free for you to download and make today!
Santa Paper Puppet Printables – If you love the elf puppets.. you will hopefully ADORE our Santa Puppets. Again, there is a set of 5 paper puppet templates to choose from – either a Santa Puppet Coloring page or four ready to cut and assemble Santa Puppet Templates. One of the santas is free for you to download and make today! Enjoy!
Reindeer Paper Puppet Printables – Joining our multicultural Santa Puppet and a set of diverse Elf Papper Puppets we now have this super duper cute Reindeer Paper Puppet. Choose from colour your own to Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. One of the reindeer is free for you to download and make today!
Christmas Clothespin Puppet Printables – Here is a fun little craft. Inspired by Moms and Crafters Clothespin Pin puppets, we have a set of printable Santa, Elves and Rudolph Clothes Pin puppets to make and play with!
DIY Christmas Lacing Cards Printables – Oh these Kawaii Lacing Cards are just so cute. Explore basic shapes of square, circle and triangle and develope those fine motor skills LOVE!
Christmas Photo Props Printables – Love having fun with Photos at any time of year, but especially at Christmas. Here are some great Christmas prompts to get the family giggling!
3D Paper Angel Printable – These 3d paper angels are super simple and super cute. Colour with pens, pencils or crayons or go wild with stickers and glitter glue. Your mess tolerance factor is the limit. But the kids will adore making these!
Gorgeous Cardinal Bird Templates – Super cute and easy to make Paper Fan Birds for the Christmas Tree – they also make wonderful Winter Decorations. A great way to brighten up your home after the sparkle of Christmas has gone.
Fun “Emotions” Santa Paper Toy – help manage those overwhelming Christmas feelings with this set of “Emotions Toys”. Fun to colour and fidget with.
Winter & Christmas Kaleidscopes – A super fun paper toy to print, colour and assemble… have you seen.. they are neverending! So cool! Get your free Winter Flextangle Printable today (and checked out the 4 other designs available too).
Christmas Envelope Printables – How darling are these Christmas Envelopes?! Choose from pretty patterns Rudolph or a snowman. Seriously. I think these will be perfect for the kids’ penpals! They are based on a simple origami pattern, so all you need to do , is print, write and fold! Done.
Free New Year’s Ever Printables
About Me Mini Book for New Year’s Eve
COUNTDOWN CLOCK Printable for New Year’s Eve – These countdown clocks are super duper easy to make and OH SO FUN!!!!! The kids can colour and customise their clock and then get ready to count down. Start at Noon.. to midnight.. or write your time stampes – maybe from 6pm to 9pm!!
GRATITUDE Jewel Garland for New Year’s Eve – A thoughtful activity and decoration for New Year’s Eve. Colour and Cut these beautiful jewels, add wishes and gratefulness messages and decorate the mantel piece! Beautiful Garland for New Year’s Eve.
Free Printable Calendar DIY – I love this easy and the fun and cute Free Printable Calendar DIY! Learn all about the days of the month with the handy Knuckle Technique. Customise special dates like birthdays and of course add all your own gorgeous drawings…. this not only is a useful Printable DIY, but also makes a great gift idea!
Free New Year’s Eve Party Hats – Super cute and easy Printable Party Hats.. make use of the “fully coloured version” or design your own.. then add a quick and easy “finger” pom pom. Fabulous.
You can of course also use these templates to cut your own “plain” hats perfect for Birthday Party Hat DIYs!
Our most POPULAR FREE PRINTABLES first
You will find these repeated in sections below, but we thought it would be useful to have them early on, so you can find them quickly and easily – our most POPULAR FREE PRINTABLES just for you!
5 Constellations every child should know – Educational Printable for Kids – Teach the all about the night sky. Love this super easy and handy DIY Constellations Luminary. Use it as a wonderful little night light or go out on an evening walk and a great session of star gazing.
Fidget Spinner Templates
You thought you could get away from them.. but oh no… now you can make your very own Fidget Spinner DIY without bearings, by using these fab little Fidget Spinner DIY Templates. 3 different types to choose from, these DIY Fidget Spinner make a great craft for Summer camp, after school club or for a simple science exploration! Take a peak today and make your own. So fun!
We also have a great SECOND set of NEW Fidget Spinner Templates here (5 new designs in total!!) – I call this the “blue set”.
A great pattern to make your own Paper Teacup Printables Set. These Paper Teacups are great for Alice in Wonderland themed weddings or parties. For a pretend Teddy Bear’s Picnic and lots of fun pretend play. So pretty!
Scottie Dog Doorstop
A cute and simple scottie dog doorstop printable. This is a great sewing pattern and the final doorstop looks fabulous made from old fabric scraps and clothes – eg. cord trousers, denim or like in our case some fabulous scottish tartan!Woohoo!
Free Father’s Day Printables
Is your dad a SUPER DAD? Or simply the BEST DAD.. make your own Pop Up Best Dad Card today!
Paper Weaving Father’s Day Bookmarks – four different bookmark themes to choose from – from Sporty Bookmarks, to Moustaches and tools…
Yoda Best Dad.. of coure you. Cutest Pop Up Card for Star Wars Dads!
This Pug in a Tie Hug a bookmark is also perfect for Father’s Day. Use the handy printable or make it from scratch!
Printable Seahorse Cards for Dad
Printable Guitar Cards for Dad’s that ROCK! Love the real “string” strings and pony bead deatils.
Our favourite Printable Father’s Day Cards and Gifts. Suitable for Dad’s Birthday too!
You make me hap-PEA cards for kids to print and make!
Fun Newspaper Art for Father’s Day. Make these personalised cactus with the handy Father’s Day templates!
Mother’s Day Printables
Printable Heart Bookmarks to Colour Yourself – and these printable hearts are just GORGEOUS!
Double Sided Flower Bookmarks, to print, colour and add a lovely tassle too
Double Sided CUPCAKE Bookmarks, to print colour and a lovely tassle too!
Mother’s Day Fortune Tellers? Write messages of love or promises of gifts (tea in bed) etc in this lovely Flower Cootie Catcher for Mother’s Day! Aren’t they stunning?!
Easy Pop Up Heart Card for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Thank Yous Or Blank!
Free Easter Printables and Spring Printables
A choice of three pancake day FACTS Fortune Tellers. Learn all about Pancake Day with this free printable!
Flower Basket Weaving Cards Printable – Flower Basket Weaving CARDS for Mother’s Day and Teachers! (Includes FREE Printable). These cards are easy to print, colour and assemble. The kids will love the Paper Weaving Process. Such a very pretty card for Spring, Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Day!
3D Spring Wreath and Easter Wreath Printable – These Spring wreaths are just so CUTE!! Love love love how easy they are to print out, cut and assemble. They make a darling decoration for Easter and Spring (actually I think I may just keep ours up all summer! Just so sweet).
There is also a fabulous Easter Wreath version too!
Chick Paper Weaving for Preschool – One of two adorable Chick & Egg printables for Kids! This version is a larger Chick & Egg Paper Weaving Project – great for small hands with adorable results! Get your Chick Paper Weaving for Preschool today!
Chick & Egg Card Weaving – A lovely Easter Card Paper Weaving project. To be honest, younger kids should manage this one as well.. but I do think it is perfect for KS1 and KS2 activities in school. Grab you free Egg & Chick Card Weaving Printables today. Chick Card Weaving Printables today.
Woven Bunny Basket Card – We also have the cutest little BUNNY in Woven Basket Card Version
Large Paper Bunny Weaving Basket Art Project – And as with the chick, we also have a “large” Woven Bunny Basket for you too!! So the children are working on their fine motor skills, they can get some great cutting practice and of course weaving practice with this larger project!
Enjoy choosing your favourite Paper Weaving Printables!
Dress Up Your Easter Rabbit Paper Puppet for Easter! How cute is this Printable Bunny Puppet? So cute and jolly – it comes in 5 different printables. A choice of colour your own or 5 ready coloured onces! Unfortunately, this printable is longer free.. but now available on my TPT store for only $3.50 (do buy me a coffee!!).
Learn about shapes and colours whilst practicing cutting skills and fine motor skills with these Free Easter Lacing Cards! Three designs to choose from. They make great ornaments, decorations or greeting cards for Easter!
Free Chinese New Year Printable
Paper Plate Dragon Twirler Printable – Oh my, this Paper Plate Dragon looks fabulous and is SOOOO easy to make!!! Love love love everything about him. It will be a fabulous Chinese New Year Classroom decoration or in them. Make use of our Paper Plate Dragon Whirligig printables.
Chinese New Year Printable – Make a super easy and fun Chinese New Year craft with these great Dragons – full instructions on how to assemble, as well as your FREE printable can be found on the Dragon Puppet post.
Dragon Masks (with Template) – Or turn your little one INTO a dragon with these fun Dragon Masks. How fabulous. Perfect for celebrating Chinese New Year!
Free Valentine’s Day Printables
Printable Chemistry Cards for Valentines – Cutest Printable Science Valentines Cards! LOVE LOVE LOVE
Black Glue Heart Art Project with printable template – Have a go at wonderful Black Glue Art with this beautiful “stained glass Heart” project. The free heart printable, makes this a super easy and fun project for kids of all ages to take part in. Find out more and get your free printable over on the Black Glue Heart Art Project Post!
Balancing Hearts Science Printable – Combine this cool HEART TOY with Science and create a Balancing Hearts Science Activity (includes free printable) for Valentine’s Day.
Pop Up Heart Valentines Printables available – Surprisingly easy POP UP Heart Valentine’s Card – these are a great alternative Heart Explosion Cards for Kids. If you want a card with a bit oomph. Check out this adorable Pop Up Heart Card!
BFF Conversation Heart Buddies (with free printable) – these make great alternative Valentines Cards as well as decoration.
DIY Valentine’s Climber – Love you to the moon and back
Printable Valentine’s Glasses – I love these cute and easy Printable Valentines Glasses – they are a fun project to make with kids, but also a great photo opportunity. Personalise those Valentine’s Cards for friends and family!
Printable Heart Notebook – We adore making Notebooks here on Red Ted Art and this easy and super fun quirky Heart Notebook is no exception. The free heart printable makes it even easier you to make and comes with some great drawing and writing prompts!
Classroom Valentines Cards – Make these “Cast a spell on you” Valentine’s Wands Cards for the classroom. A fun and quirky alternative Valentines idea for school. Comes with handy heart printable!
Valentine’s Gifts for Pets
Printable Pet Valentine’s Day Gift – Let’s not forget our furry friends this Valentine’s Day. A great Valentine’s Day Gift for Pets that kids can make. Caring and looking after animals is a great opportunity for kids to learn and develope and the kids will have great fun using this wonderful and free printable to make these Cat and Dog Treat Jars!
Valentine’s Bookmark Printables – As you know we are great fans of bookmarks and have a greats of Valentine’s Bookmark Designs for you to browse and be inspired by, including these gorgeous Printable Heart Bookmarks to colour, cut and keep! How beautiful are they?!
Love is in the Air – Plane printable – Fun with Air Planes this Valentines. Make use of our gorgeously handy Printable Airplane Template and make these fun “Love” Airplanes with kids this Valentines. Use paints, stickers, embellishements and have fun!
Super Valentine’s Day Printable – I ADORE this “Super Valentine’s Lollipop”. Brilliant and fun and am sure will be well received! And what is even better, is that Zakka Life makes life really easy by providing you with a template to download. What more could you want?!
Toothless Dragon Hug a Book
We love the Hug a book series. Here is a super cute Toothless Dragon Bookmark.
Pug Bookmark Printable – Pug in a Tie Bookmark – how fun is the little tie “that pops over” the edge of your book to keep your place? I think these make particularly fabulous Father’s Day Gifts.. don’t you think? Get your free Pug Bookmark Printable today.x
Mermaid Bookmark Printable – Similarly we have some gorgeous mermaids – love that cute little shell she is holding. Again, we have some handy Mermaid Bookmark Printables to go with this DIY (but also show you how to make them from scratch).x
Oak Leaf & Acorn Bookmarks Printables – A wonderful Black Glue and Watercolour project – use our handy templates to make your own Autumn Bookmarks.
Harry Potter Bookmarks – Badge Printables – Learn how to fold this special Harry Potter House colour bookmarks.. and make use of our free House Badges to give them that fidding touch.
Free Halloween Printables – Spooky Paper Crafts!
Day of the Dead Paper Puppets – These Skeleton Puppets are so much fun! One basic design, with lots of accessories so you can fully customise and personalise it. Is in’t it adorable? The perfect Day of the Dead Activityf for kids.
Bat Paper Puppet Printable – We always KNEW that Halloween as meant to be CUTE!! Check out this easy and CUTE CUTE CUTE Bat Paper Puppet. The printable is super handy and a great way to make your own. Love.
How to have a Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Those with little one’s stuck indoors for self isolation.. I am super excited to share these Halloween Cootie Catchers for a client – it comes with “tokens” so you can cut those out hide them around the house and have an indoor Scavenger Treats Hunt. Hope it is of help! (Free download) – there is also a quiz version.
5 Minute Craft – Day of the Dead Luminaries Printable – Here is one the QUICKEST Halloween Decorations you can make this year – easy and quick Day of the Dead Luminaries. Choose the colour you are interested, print, stick and ready! So fun and the look fantastic too.
Skeleton Costume Printable – These super easy last minute Halloween costumes will save you every time. All you need is paper, scissors and cello tape. Come hop over to our Skeleton Costume post and get dressing up! Or just print off the free skeleton bone printable now.
Paper Bag Costumes – I love these Paper Bag costumes from Wee Alphabet. What a fantastic way to upcycle too. Visit them for free how tos and downloads of patterns.
Shadow Makers – I am a huge fan of the beautiful Mini Eco blog. Gorgeous design with fabulous ideas. And this is another one such idea – her Halloween Shadow Makers. Read the full post here and then head over and print of her fabulous printable and make your own spooky shadow puppet!
Paper Squid saved my life one Halloween.. when The Englishman bought ONE LARGE bag of many sweets and not many little bags of some sweets. I quickly made paper envelopes and stuck these on. They look great. The kids were intrigued by the mystery parcels and all was well. *Phew*.
Free Fall & Thanksgiving Printables
Cutest little Scarecrow Paper Puppet Printable – the ready coloured version is free for you to download and enjoy!
And amazing 3 in one craft: paper toy, party hat or place card for thanksgiving! So fun. Choose from “color your own” or this ready assemble version. All free! Get your 3d Turkey Printable today!
Similarly we have a fabulous Turkey Cootie Catcher for Thanksgiving. A great paper craft for kids to keep busy!
Free St Patrick’s Day Printables
One of our Quiz Question Cootie Catchers for St Patrick’s Day is free! YAY!
Leprechaun Paper Puppet for St Patrick’s Day! How cute is this Printable Leprechaun Puppet? So cute and jolly. A choice of colour your own or ready coloured as always!
General Free Printables
Animal Print Printables – Print out your own animal print paper and turn them into these fabulous origami envelopes. SO cool.
DOG MASK Printable – Love this oh so quick and aeasy DOG MASK Printable.. use the free Dog Template to turn the humble paper plate into a fantastic 3D Dog Mask for the kids. Perfect for any Dog Loving kids as well as for the Year of the Dog!
Japanese Origami Paper Printable – The Origami Club has lots of “traditional patterns” to choose from. Now.. you can either use these for Origami – in which case click on the link, select a pattern your like and hit print – you will get a “classic” origami square… if you want to a larger sheet of paper e.g. for some more cupcake wrappers (see above), you may want a “whole” sheet of the same pattern. I did a “simple cheat” – you click on the pattern you like and the print window will open. Then you right click and copy the image. I then pasted it into power point were I copied the image 4 times and arranged it across one sheet… I am sure if you are good at photoshop you can do it in a clever and neater way. We LOVE Origami and have LOTS of great Easy Origami for Kids Ideas for you to browse too!
Free Paper Toy Printables
Fidget Spinner Templates – You thought you could get away from them.. but oh no… now you can make your very own Fidget Spinner DIY without bearings, by using these fab little Fidget Spinner DIY Templates. 3 different types to choose from, these DIY Fidget Spinner make a great craft for Summer camp, after school club or for a simple science exploration! Take a peak today and make your own. So fun!
Teacup Printable – The perfect Alice in Wonderland Printable craft – A great pattern to make your own Paper Teacup Printables Set. These Paper Teacups are great for Alice in Wonderland themed weddings or parties. For a pretend Teddy Bear’s Picnic and lots of fun pretend play. So pretty!
Harry Potter Mini Notebook Printables – Print off a Harry Potter Book Cover and learn how to make these no glue mini notebooks. So quick fun and easy and the mini Harry Potter Books are just adorable. Perfect for miniature potions or for adding to your Harry Potter doll collection!
Frozen Story Stones Printables – Create your own set of Disney’s Frozen Story Stones – print your characters and decoupage them on a set of stones (picked up whilst on holiday maybe?). Story Stones are wonderfully tactile and a great way to bring story telling back to life. Get your free Frozen Story Stone Printable here.
My Little Pony Masks (and hair accessories) Printable – A cute printable and craft in one. Make these fabulous DIY My Little Pony Hair Accessories and compliment the look with some fabulous My Little Pony Masks/ Photo Prop printables. So easy. So fun. Perfect for all My Little Pony fans!
Mermaid Twirlers.. super cute Mermaid Room Decor for kids!
Gorgeous Rocking Paper Plate Mermaids
Pokemon NEVER ENDING paper toys with free Pokemon Printable – If your kids are into Pokemon at the moment, you HAVE to see these super fun Paper Toys – print, color (though there is a colored in set too), assemble and watch your Pokemon EVOLVE. SO FUN! Brilliant Pokemon Kaleidoscopes!
Pokemon Evolution Neverending Cards – Similarly we have some 2D neverending Pokemon Cards. These are in fact a little easier to assemble, but LOTS of fun too!! And great to send in the post for someone’s birthday!
Pokemon Desk Tidies – A great little upcycled project and 5 minute craft. Make these fabulous Pokemon Pencil Holders from old tin cans and our fabulous Pokemon Printables.
Union Jack Fortune Teller Printable – A quick and easy Royal Wedding Craft for Kids!! Fill the Fortune Tellers with Trivia and Facts about the Royal Wedding or Harry and Meghan! Free Printable!
Printable Toy Village – Print and make your very own paper village … another great project to do with the kids during the holidays. Make 2-3 of these adorable little houses and trees or print out all 20 sheets of them. Plenty too choose from and create. And just think of all the play time to follow. Visit Small for Big to print!
Classic Printable Paper Dolls – Say Aaaaaaaahhhhhh. Aren’t these traditional dolls simply the cutest! Visit the Betsy Paper Doll site for hundreds and hundreds of the original dolls. Make sure you actually download the file (rather than grabbing the image), to ensure you get a good quality print out.
UPDATE: Unfortunately this website is no longer up and running. I am currently looking for a new place for you to print these from! Though some are on flickr here.
Matchbox Puzzle Printable – Awww this reminds me of tangrams – which I used to LOVE playing when I was little. Here is a super cute “castle in a box” from Dada de l’Enfant Terrible. Print, assemble, take EVERYWHERE you go and PLAY!
Summer Fans – If you are approaching the Summer and the weather is getting HOT HOT HOT, why not print off some of these adorable fan patterns and “make your own” cool fans. These would be a fantastic party activity too! From the talented Mr Printables!
Travel Size Paper City Printable – Made by Joel is an amazingly beautiful site with lots and lots of fantastic ideas. Thankfully for us kind Joel also makes the odd printable or two. I ADORE these little travel sized city. HOW cute?!
Matchbox House Printable – I am TOTALLY in love with this matchbox house! And you can even download some colouring pages to make life even easier! Thank you Home Made City for such an adorable craft.
Road Trip Games Cootie Catcher – stop the squabbling over what to play next and let the Cootie Catcher choose from 8 classic Road Trip Games. Blanks available too, for you to write your own!
Check out our free World Cup Match Planner 2018 – make your own booklet to track the Fifa World Cup 2018
Card Making Templates & Printables
Adorable POP UP Cats! These DIY Pop Up Card Cards, don’t only come with some fabulous templates to help you create your own, but they also have a set of Purrrrrrfect Puns to print out and add to your cards. Making them PAWesome for Birthday’s, Christmas and Valentines!
Free Printables for Parties
Party Bunting Printable – Another party saver – is this bunting and cupcake topper download from Creature Comforts Blog. Isn’t it lovely? Looks fantastic and is quick to make. Get your kids to help out!
Cupcake Wrappers Printable – Now everyone knows I love to bake cupcakes and muffins with the children. They tend to taste nice, but do not necessarily look exciting.. so these cupcake wraps are simply perfect. Visit Funky Time for the download.