Local Artists Share 38 Printable Coloring Sheets That Are Fun, Fabulous and Free!
Color us happy. Eight of our beloved local creatives offer Hawai‘i-inspired sketches and doodles that kids can customize at home.
This article was originally published on April 9, 2020. It was updated on September 14, 2021 for National Coloring Day.
Parents, the craft box is running low, along with your patience (and wine!). And, the kids have blank tech faces from weeks of online learning. So, what better way to start off the weekend than with some sketchy behavior that the whole ʻohana can participate in. Below you’ll find printable coloring sheets that showcase the Islands’ tropical produce and flora, lush backyards, sunny weather, outdoor culture and unique lifestyle in bright, cheery ways.
Mahalo to artists Kim Sielbeck, Lauren Roth, Ashley Kaase, Nicole Ferrara (Nico Made), Amber Thibaut (Coco Moon), Mistee Uyehara (Mistprint), April Hail (Keiki Kaukau) and Phoebe Hwang (Phoebe Like Draw) for contributing their fun-nomenal artwork.
Kim Sielbeck is known for her poppy lifestyle doodles that bring joy and aloha to people all over the globe. Her artwork frequently graces the pages of HONOLULU Magazine and has appeared on: yoga attire (a collab she did with Target), city walls, including cafes and schools, Vans shoes, dental floss containers and wheelchair wheels. kimsielbeck.com
Click here for Kim Sielbeck coloring sheets.
Mom-boss Nicole Ferrara has her hands full raising twin boys and a toddler daughter while running a successful stationery and design company. Nico Made’s stylish greeting cards, journals, zip pouches, art prints and gift tags feature everything that’s cool and fun about the Hawai‘i lifestyle, including shakas, surf life and shave ice. nicomade.com
Click here for Nico Made coloring sheets.
Ashley Kaase paints the perfect picture of what can be found in Hawai‘i backyards. Pretty proteas, sweet papayas and playful monstera are enhanced with bold hues and striking textures. Her artwork can be found on lifestyle/home décor items, and, possibly, on someone you know—she commissions her designs for one-time tattoo use. ashleykaase.com
Click here for Ashley Kaase coloring sheets.
One glance at Lauren Roth’s paintings filled with rainbows, blooms and breezy palms, and it’s easy to see how happy the Kailua-based artist is to call Hawai‘i home. Roth even channeled that love into a fab coloring book called Colors of Hawai‘i. Lucky for us, she whipped up this cheerful new page, just for this story. mynameislauren.com
Click here for Lauren Roth coloring sheet.
Designer Amber Thibaut’s cloud-soft keiki clothing, swaddles and blankets always feature ultra-adorable patterns—case in point, her just-released Golden Hibiscus collection created with Jana Lam. Several can be found on her coloring sheets, including playful sharks, twinkling stars and beach-ready surf-mobiles. cocomoonhawaii.com
Click here for Coco Moon coloring sheets.
Joyous, clever and charming describe Mistee Uyehara’s artwork. The new-ish mom masters bringing in the fun, (she loves a good pun), to her colorful creations that feature local produce and food. Fresh-looking depictions of lychee, sweet potato, ‘ulu, liliko‘i and shitake mushrooms speak for the farm-to-table life the artist enjoys. mistprint.etsy.com
Click here for Mistprint coloring sheets.
PHOEBE LIKE DRAW
If artist Pheobe Hwang’s work looks familiar, you may be thinking of her show-stopping mural at café-play space Keiki & the Pineapple featuring intricate illustrations of native leaves. For her coloring set, she whipped up a fantastic collection of Island flowers, sea creatures and wildlife. etsy.com/shop/phoebelikedraw
Click here for Phoebe Like Draw coloring sheets.
Island parents love Keiki Kaukau for its Hawai‘i-inspired wood toys which create tons of fun while helping keiki improve their motor skills. For her coloring sheets, designer April Hail transformed her shave ice, lei and food play sets into cute illustrations—and added in two sweet valentines to boot. keikikaukau.com
Click here for Keiki Kaukau coloring sheets.