Draw A Pterodactyl: Step 9

Draw a Pterodactyl

Young artists will have a wonderful time learning to draw a pterodactyl in today’s art lesson.

Expect 9 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy making their own pterodactyl on paper. Also included is a printable version of this pterodactyl drawing lesson.

Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw their own pterodactyl.

Drawing is much more fun when you have a fun & easy lesson to reference. Enjoy!


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

In this lesson, we will begin with a new piece of paper and learn to draw a pterodactyl in 9 instructive steps. It’s best if we observe the shape and size of each of the drawn parts of the pterodactyl.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Outline The Head

    Draw A Pterodactyl: Step 1

    Outline the shape of the pterodactyl’s head similar to the illustration.

  2. Add The Eye

    Draw A Pterodactyl: Step 2

    Draw a circle to add the pterodactyl’s eye.

  3. Form The Beak

    Draw A Pterodactyl: Step 3

    Form the pointed shape of the pterodactyl’s beak attached to its head as shown. Add a dot to draw its nostril.

  4. Outline The Body

    Draw A Pterodactyl: Step 4

    Outline the oval shape of the pterodactyl’s body.

  5. Attach The Legs

    Draw A Pterodactyl: Step 5

    Now, draw the pterodactyl’s short legs attached to the end of its body as shown.

  6. Draw The Arm

    Draw A Pterodactyl: Step 6

    Next, draw the shape of the pterodactyl’s visible arm. Then, attach its thin fingers as shown.

  7. Form The Wings

    Draw A Pterodactyl: Step 7

    Form the pterodactyl’s wing connected to its fingers. Then, draw the shape of the other wing as shown.

  8. Outline The Underbelly

    Draw A Pterodactyl: Step 8

    Draw a curved line to form the pterodactyl’s underbelly.

  9. Complete The Pterodactyl Drawing

    Draw A Pterodactyl: Step 9

    Let’s add some color to our drawing of a pterodactyl! First, use a yellow crayon to shade the wings. Next, use a black crayon to fill in the pterodactyl’s eye. Now, color the underbelly using a cream colored crayon. Finally, shade the rest of the pterodactyl’s body using an orange crayon.

Draw a Pterodactyl PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Draw a Pterodactyl. 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!

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