Need to teach a beginner how to draw an easy skeleton drawing?
Kids will enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a skeleton. This easy skeleton instruction guide is perfect for younger kids looking to learn how to draw.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Plan for this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the drawing process may actually take more time if a background is created as well.
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- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- Easy Skeleton Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In today’s tutorial, we are going to learn how to make an easy skeleton drawing on paper. The size of each part will be considered in each step of the lesson. Observe that the blue outlines are used to show the new shapes being drawn in each step.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Begin With The Head
Let us start our skeleton by drawing a bulb-shape in the upper middle of your paper. Then proceed to the large holes for eyes, nose and boney mouth with teeth.
Draw The Body
Next, we add its body like a reversed pine tree like in the sample.
Add Both The Arms
Then, we draw the skeletal arms and hands.
Draw The Hips
The upper and the lower skeletal body must be connected by the pelvic bones. Draw a pair of connected semicircles to form this large bone.
Add The Legs And Feet
Now we complete the skeleton’s outlines by adding the legs and feet.
Complete Your Drawing
Grab your white and off-white crayons for a more creative effect.
Easy Skeleton Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Easy Skeleton 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!
The Human Skeletal System
Our skeletal system is one of our body’s cornerstones as one will not be able to survive without it. The human skeleton helps allow a person to move by carrying the weight of our body. The joints, muscles, and connective tissues wrap around our skeleton and work together to allow our body parts to become mobile.
Our bones also produce red and white blood cells in the bone marrow. The red blood cells help transport oxygen and nutrients around our bodies. White blood cells help protect us by fighting dangerous foreign contaminants and viruses that enter our body.
Certain parts of our skeletal system also hold and protect our organs.The skull holds our brain and our rib cage protects our lungs and heart. Our skeleton also stores nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D.
How to Keep Our Bones Healthy
We can keep our bones healthy by maintaining a diet that is strong in Vitamin D and Calcium. Food such as dairy products, fish, and red meat among others.
To help keep our bones strong and our joints healthy, regular exercise is needed. Regular exercise is also important to avoid putting on extra weight that will cause stress to your bones.
Fun Facts About Our Skeleton
The adult human body contains 206 bones. One hand and wrist alone has 54 bones! A human foot is made up of 26 bones.
The human thigh bone is the strongest and longest bone in the human skeleton. Contrast that with the stapes, located in the middle of our ears, is the smallest and lightest bone in the human body.
We have ball and socket joints such as our hip and shoulder joints. These are our most movable joints. They allow us to move our arms and legs at different angles and in all directions.