Clam Drawing: Step 6

Clam Drawing

Learn how to make a clam drawing.

Enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a clam. This easy clam lesson is perfect for young students looking to get started with drawing.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Plan for this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the drawing process can actually take longer if a background is added as well.

Get a thrill out of creating a colorful clam drawing and remember to add some personal touches. Don’t forget about the free PDF guide.


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • Clam Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
Clam Drawing: All Steps

In this article, we will start with a new piece of paper and discover how to draw a clam drawing in no time. It’s best if we pay attention to the shape and size of each part of the clam.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Start The Shell Shape

    Clam Drawing: Step 1

    Draw the top of the shell by drawing a rounded “v” shape.

  2. Lightly Draw A Big Curve

    Clam Drawing: Step 2

    Lightly draw a large curved line to make the bottom of the shell. This is going to be a guideline for later so most of it will be erased.

  3. Add Two Small Bumps

    Clam Drawing: Step 3

    On the top of the shell, draw two small bumps to finish the basic shape of the shell.

  4. Add Small Bumps Along The Curve

    Clam Drawing: Step 4

    Go along the guideline you drew earlier and add small bumps, make sure they are spaced out.

  5. Draw Detail Lines

    Clam Drawing: Step 5

    Erase the parts of the guideline that the bumps go over so you have a bumpy edge to your shell. Draw curved lines connecting from one side of the shell to the other.

  6. Color It In

    Clam Drawing: Step 6

    Use different browns to add color to your drawing.

Clam Drawing PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Clam Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

About Clams

There are many different types of clams and they come in many different shapes and sizes. Clams are considered invertebrates which are animals that do not have a backbone.

Clams are also known as shellfish.

Some shellfish only have one shell, such as snails but clams have two shells.Their shells are held together with a hinge. Other examples of double-shelled shellfish are oysters, cockles, mussels, scallops. These creatures with two shells are called “bivalves”.

The majority of bivalves burrow in sediment, where they are relatively safe from predators. There can be a large number of bivalves and other invertebrates living deep below the surface of sandy sea beaches, despite the fact that they appear lifeless. Some live on the ocean floor or attach themselves to rocks. Scallops are one type of bivalve that can swim.

Clams play an important biological role, absorbing harmful waste nutrients such as ammonia and nitrate and expelling clean water into the environment. They filter food particles from the water like algae that cleans it for other sea life to live in it too, such as small fish.

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