Kids can learn how to draw a skeleton hand by drawing along with this helpful drawing guide!
Follow along with these clear 6 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing a skeleton hand.
This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This accompanies well with crayons or colored pencils. It’s perfect for very young kids looking for some extra guidance and simply looking to color in a skeleton hand.
Enjoy the process of learning how to draw a skeleton hand. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some creative details. Don’t forget about the free PDF guide.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Skeleton Hand Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this lesson, we will begin with a new piece of paper and discover how to draw a skeleton hand in 6 instructive steps. It’s best if we proportion out the proportions of each part of the skeleton hand.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Outline The Carpal Bones
First, outline the carpal bones or the bones in the palm of the hand by drawing the shape as shown.
Form The Metacarpal Bones
Form five thin, long metacarpals attached to the carpal bones.
Draw The Proximal Phalanges
Draw the thin shape of the proximal phalanges attached to the ends of the metacarpals. Make sure to draw the proximal phalanges shorter than the metacarpals!
Add The Intermediate Phalanges
Next, draw the thin, short shape of the intermediate phalanges connected to the proximal phalanges.
Attach The Distal Phalanges
Now, let’s draw the bones at the tip of the hand called distal phalanges by creating V-shaped lines attached to the intermediate phalanges.
Complete The Skeleton Hand Drawing
Finally, let’s complete the drawing of a skeleton hand by coloring the bones with a white crayon. Add some shading to the edges using a cream colored crayon!
How to Draw a Skeleton Hand PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Skeleton Hand. 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!