Chinese New Year Coloring Book

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This Chinese New Year coloring book is the latest addition to my Chinese New Year printables! With 29 pages to color, this free printable coloring book is fun for all ages and has lots of awesome pictures associated with the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat!

Free Printable Chinese New Year Coloring Book

Chinese New Year Coloring Book

Chinese New Year 2020 is the Year of the Rat and falls on January 25th.

The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first. – Chinese Zodiac

Your Chinese Zodiac is Rat if you are born in one of these years: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.

Build a Rat Minifig

This awesome coloring book is packed with 29 pages to color in (including the front cover) and you can print off as many pages from the book as you like.

Pick your favorites and print off just those coloring pages, or print them all off and color to your heart’s content!

For demonstration purposes, I’ve digitally colored the front cover, but it is blank in the free printable.

The cover says “Chinese New Year Coloring Book” and has a picture of a little Chinese girl and boy, as well as a couple of firecrackers.

Since this is a new Chinese New Year printable activity for 2020, you will find the Year of the Rat and my cute character to color in too!

I’ve also got a Build-A-Rat printable template that you might want to download next. You can copy the colors or go wild with coloring pencils!

Each of the sheets has a border on the top and bottom and a large picture in the center for you to color. All of the pictures are associated with Chinese New Year and include:

  • Year of the Rat 2020
  • Lucky Coins
  • Chinese God of Prosperity
  • Chinese Dragon
  • Hand Fan
  • Mandarin
  • Firecrackers
  • Gold Ingot
  • Chinese Paper Lanterns
  • Lion Dance
  • Yin Yang
  • Money Envelope
  • Peach
  • Moon Cake
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Free Printable Chinese New Year Colouring Book

Suggested Art Supplies

I have a problem… I love art supplies! I like to keep a good stash so that I am always ready when my nieces and nephews come to visit. You don’t need all the things on my suggested art supplies list, but I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.


You can use whatever art supplies you like to bring these coloring pages to life. I love Crayola Super Tips – they come in boxes of various amounts – I’ve got the 100 count box as you can never have too many colors!

They’re kid-friendly, washable, and they also draw thick and thin lines so you can color with precision, as well as cover larger areas.


If your child (or you!) prefers to use crayons, I don’t think you can go wrong with classic Crayolas, again the come in various counts.

There are also glitter Crayola crayons and metallic Crayola crayons which will add some shimmer and sparkle.

Coloring Pencils

You’re going to think I’m biased towards the Crayola brand, but I’m not! They just happen to make awesome and affordable art supplies that are safe for kids to use! So try out their colored pencils, because I really don’t think you can go wrong with Crayolas for coloring!

They also have fun scented pencils which will no doubt bring some of unicorn coloring pages alive with smells!

For older children, and adults who may prefer to blend their colors, try the Arteza brand which is very affordable. Slightly more expensive, but amazing pencils for coloring enthusiasts, are Prismacolor.


Up next, paints – specifically watercolors – which I love using. I bought this Arteza Kid’s Watercolor Kit for my 6-year-old niece and she loves it. It comes with 36 colors, a water brush, and a watercolor pad.

Arteza also has a paint set for kids with 25 colors and a regular paintbrush. (There are Crayola paints too!)


And finally, GLITTER! Add some sparkle to your coloring pages with glitter, because everything is awesome with glitter!

I think glitter glue is the easiest to use as you just apply directly without having to worry about lots of loose glitter going everywhere. Surprise, surprise, my suggestion is Crayola! (I think it’s because I know it’s a brand that is available worldwide, and my readers are far-flung around the globe.)

They have a 25 count set, and a 9 count set of glitter glue. Crayola’s glitter glue is also washable, so you don’t have to panic if it gets onto skin or clothes.

Free Printable - 29 Pages - Coloring Book for Chinese New Year

These free printable coloring pages are a great Chinese New Year activity not only for children but for adults too. I personally love coloring in – you should see the number of art supplies I have!

But sometimes I don’t want really intricate designs – which adult coloring books usually contain – sometimes I just want something really simple and fun and this coloring book falls into that category.

As with [most of] my printables, they are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″)

Download your chosen printable from the list further down the page (they’re surrounded by a purple box)

Read this next: 50+ Delicious Recipes for Chinese New Year

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More Coloring Sheets!

Want some more coloring pages to download? Check these ones out next:

Over the years I’ve created a variety of printables – for crafts, parties, organisation, celebrations like Halloween, Christmas, and more! It makes me so happy to know that you LOVE them as much as I love creating them! Here are 100+ Free Printables to download and use!


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