Let’s learn how to make a sea turtle drawing easy.
There are 6 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy drawing their own sea turtle on paper. Also included is a printable version of this sea turtle drawing tutorial.
Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw a sea turtle.
Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a simple lesson to follow. Keep practicing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- Easy Sea Turtle Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this tutorial, we will start off with a new piece of paper and discover how to draw a sea turtle drawing easy in no time. It makes sense to pay attention to the shape and size of each part of the sea turtle.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Shell
Starting near the top of the page, draw the shell shape using curved lines.
Add The Head
On the right side of the shell, draw a rounded rectangular head.
Draw The Front Fins
Draw two large fins on the front of the body as well as a small line that connects the head to the body.
Draw The Back Fins
Draw two smaller back fins with a curved line for the stomach.
Add The Face And Shell Details
Add a face to the sea turtle and draw the shell pattern.
Color It In
Sea turtles are not actually very green and can be colored in using a variety of browns and oranges.
Easy Sea Turtle Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Easy Sea Turtle 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 Sea Turtles
Sea turtles are ancient creatures. They have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. A sea turtle spends most of its life underwater. But female sea turtles lay eggs on the beach. And all sea turtles must come to the ocean’s surface for air.
Sea turtles have long flippers. They resemble paddles. To navigate through the water, turtles use their flippers. If you’re lucky enough to see a sea turtle in person, you might be able to watch it surface for air and dive back down.
Unlike their land-dwelling counterparts, sea turtles cannot retract into their hard shell for protection. These endangered reptiles use a variety of other strategies to protect themselves from predators such as hiding in the sand, swimming deep underwater and laying on top of a coral reef.
Sea turtles have a unique ability to breathe underwater for hours at a time. Scientists estimate that the turtles can hold their breath anywhere from 4-5 hours in some cases. They are one of the few animals on Earth that is capable of this feat.
The largest of the sea turtles is the Leatherback Sea Turtle. Leatherbacks can grow 4-6 feet long and way over 1000 pounds. The largest Leatherback ever discovered was a whooping 10 feet long and around 2000 pounds! That’s one large turtle!
Marine turtles reptiles of the sea. They have to surface to the breath air.
You may have noticed the rather large flippers that sea turtles have. They use these flippers not only for swimming but for holding onto their food and for digging in the sand when laying eggs.
Although sea turtles spend most of their live in the water they must lay their eggs on land.
Like many other reptiles, sea turtles lay many eggs. The group of turtles in a single nest is called a “clutch”. A clutch of sea turtles can average around 100 baby turtles!
After a baby sea turtle hatches from its egg it starts its journey to the water.
There are many different types of sea turtles and their diets can vary. Turtles with softer mouths tend to eat softer things like jellyfish and seaweed.
Yet, there are turtles capable of eating mollusks, shellfish and fish.