Category Archives: Coloring Pages

Printable coloring pages with picture of seashells and sea life.

scallop shell coloring page

Scallop Shell Coloring Page Printable Download

For personal enjoyment, I am offering this scallop shell coloring page as a printable download.

It might be fun for teaching in a homeschool situation, or as a handout in a classroom. Do kids still color? I suppose so.

printable seashell coloring page
Black Outline Scallop Shell Coloring Page

Coloring seashell pages is a good way to introduce young children to sea life. I never became interested in seashell names, or the mollusks inside, until late in life.

Learn more about the scallop shell at my post here.

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Turkey Wing Shell Coloring Page

Turkey wing
Print this coloring page to use for homeschool or personal use.

The turkey wing seashell is a bivalve (hinged shell that comes in two parts) and is white with brown zigzag stripes. It is also known as a ‘zebra ark’. The ark shells are elongated and shaped almost like a rectangle. The turkey wing is generally 2 or 3 inches in length and is one of the most easily recognizable seashells in a collection or on the beach because of it’s coloring and shape.

The turkey wing shell can be found along almost any Florida beach, but are probably easiest to find along the Gulf and Keys.  See a picture of my turkey wing shells on this blog post.

Please enjoy this drawing as an educational print out, or fun coloring page.

*Please note that all photography on this site is mine, and is not free to use! Coloring page printables are free for PERSONAL use only.

Please contact me if you have a question.

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Free Coloring Pages, Once Again – The Junonia

spotted junonia seashellOne of the things I used to offer on this blog was free, printable coloring pages with pictures of seashells. Readers seemed to appreciate the printables and I’ve wanted to bring them back. Let’s start with the Scaphella junonia.

I have begun to create some new pages that contain seashell outlines. These coloring pages are free to anyone for personal or classroom use. Homeschool moms and dads especially like to use them in their marine biology studies.

Aside from schooling, these free pages can be used to keep youngsters happy when they may otherwise be bored. Take along for a car or plane trip to keep the kids occupied and away from the tech devices. Use at the kids table at a wedding event. Be sure to provide lots of crayons and felt pens in a wide array of colors.

Kids, and even adults, may learn something from the images. I’ll provide the common name of the shell (what I call it!) and the scientific name, if possible. I’ll include a real photo of the shell on my blog, when possible, just in case that is helpful.

You may be able to find old coloring page images on this blog, but from here on out the pages will be newly created. Some of the old ones may have a reference to “Squidoo”, which is defunct. The new pages will have my SeashellsbyMillhill blog listed.

Let’s start the coloring collection with a favorite shell called the junonia, or Scaphella junonia (scientific name). It’s also known as Juno’s volute. I have written about this shell before. I don’t have one in my collection of shells mainly because I have only visited Sanibel Island a couple of times. And both times I knew nothing about collecting rare seashells. I’m sure I was an oddball on the island at the time, since most people visiting Sanibel know it’s a shellers paradise.

Click on the image below and print! Enjoy…..

junonia shell coloring page

Read a story about the history of, and finding of a junonia at Concologists of America.

Coloring Page Printout – Junonia

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Color This Junonia

The junonia seashell is rare and a coveted collector’s item.  The Sanibel Ialand area is the place to scour the seashore in hopes of finding one.  Even collecting a worn, or broken piece of this shell is a big deal.

Visit my previous post to see a picture of a real Junonia shell and learn a little more about this shell and a few others that are a bit rare to find.

Click on the picture which will take you to my Photo Bucket page where it can be printed.  Please use my picture for personal fun or classroom coloring.   It was not made for any type of commercial use.

Cowry Seashells and a Free, Printable Coloring Page

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My Atlantic Deer Cowry and Tiger Cowry Shells

One type of the Cowry shell was once widely used as currency.  It is called the Money Cowry!  😉

The shells can be large or small and have a very shiny shell.

The Tiger cowry is spotted with dark brown blotches and the Atlantic Deer cowry (Macrocypraea cervus) is lighter tan with light spots.  Mine is four inches long.

I used to think that the lighter colored of my cowies was a Measled cowry, but they have dark centers in the spots on their sides, and mine doesn’t.

Shells of various species of cowries; all but ...
Image via Wikipedia

Besides it’s domed shape, the outstanding feature of the cowry is it’s glossy shell.

As you can see in this image from Wikipedia cowries come in an amazing array of colors and sizes and they are so shiny that it almost seems like they are made of glass or porcelain.

Help yourself to the free coloring page printout of my cowry seashells below. Just click on the picture and print.

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Cowry shells