How To Draw A Wasp: Step 6

How to Draw a Wasp

Kids will have fun learning how to draw a wasp in 6 easy illustrative steps.

Create along with these basic 6 drawing steps. You’ll learn the fundamentals for drawing a wasp.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This accompanies perfectly with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. It’s wonderful for very young children in the need of extra guidance and are looking to color in a wasp.

Enjoy the process of learning how to draw a wasp. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details. Don’t forget about the free PDF guide.


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

In this post, we will learn how to draw a wasp with your drawing materials. Pay attention to the different sizes and shapes of each part of the wasp. The new lines in each step is outlined in blue so you can plainly see the current parts that you will be creating.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Outline The Head

    How To Draw A Wasp: Step 1

    Draw a small circle in the middle of your paper.

  2. Add Details On The Head

    How To Draw A Wasp: Step 2

    Then add two small circles above for the eyes, and two antennae as well.

  3. Add The Body

    How To Draw A Wasp: Step 3

    After that, draw its body and its details below the head similar to the example drawing shown here.

  4. Draw The Wings

    How To Draw A Wasp: Step 4

    The wasp’s wings are wider and thinner than the wings of a bee.

  5. Add The Legs

    How To Draw A Wasp: Step 5

    Then complete the line art by adding its six feet.

  6. Complete Your Drawing

    How To Draw A Wasp: Step 6

    Now let us grab our crayons and color our wasp drawing.

How to Draw a Wasp 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 Wasp. 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 Wasps

Yellow jackets or hornets can also be called wasps.

There are many misconceptions about wasps. One of the most common is that all wasps have painful stings. Although it’s true for most, there are plenty of non-stinging wasps out there too.

Wasps are not aggressive by nature. They will only sting to defend themselves or their colony.

The wasp is sometimes considered an invasive species that has the potential to cause harm in the environment, but most of the time they can be quite beneficial to humans in terms of pest control.

Wasps are actually helpful to humans by controlling pest insect populations.

As pest control agents, wasps are great for humans. They keep populations of other insects in check, which helps to protect crops and gardens from being destroyed.

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