Create your style Alebrijes from the free Alebrijes coloring pages below.
Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures that take the form of many different animals on the same piece.
They originated in Mexico City and first appeared in 1936. The first models were made by artist Pedro Linares, inspired by a dream. In a dream, Mr. Linares found himself lost in a forest full of strange creatures, unlike any real animals. They have wings, horns, tails, and bulging eyes, and at the same time, the sound of “alebrijes” keeps ringing in their heads. When he woke up, he began to recreate the image of the animal he had seen in his dream out of cardboard and paper and called them alebrijes.
The alebrijes also became part of traditional Mexican art. Alebrijes appear everywhere with many vibrant colors and strange shapes.
Each Alebrijes is unique; no two models are exactly alike. And you can also create unique Alebrijes in your style from vibrant crayons.
Collect the free printable Alebrijes coloring sheets below and create your unique work of art. This will be an exciting activity with vibrant colors that you love. Have fun and get creative now!