Caterpillars are larval forms of butterflies and moths that can often be spotted in gardens or around leafy vegetations in other locations. They are frequently portrayed in art and cultural media as characters that symbolize an eagerness to remain at an earlier stage of development. Caterpillars have also been portrayed as important characters in some literary works, such as Absalom in Alice in Wonderland. Their popularity has stirred the imagination of countless young kids who love to paint and draw these creatures or fill in coloring pages with attractive shades. Caterpillars vary greatly in their sizes, colors and physical appearance. Some even have large spines or other distinct structures on their bodies. Such anatomic variation allows young kids to experiment greatly with different shades. This site features numerous caterpillar coloring pages that can be printed out for your personal use.