How to Draw an Armadillo
Kids can learn how to draw an armadillo by drawing along with this engaging drawing guide.
With 6 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy making their own armadillo on paper. Also included is a downloadable version of this armadillo drawing lesson.
Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw their own armadillo.
Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a clear lesson to reference. Enjoy!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw an Armadillo Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
By the end of this lesson we will complete a drawing of an armadillo by working on one part at a time. This project will take 6 steps in total as we continue to draw each section moving closer to the completed work of art. The final drawing will be finalized with color resulting in a drawing you will love!
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Head
First, outline the pointed shape of the armadillo’s head. Next, draw a shaded oval for the eye. Now, form a small curved shape to draw the armadillo’s nose.
Attach The Ears
Attach the pointed shape of the armadillo’s ears to the top of its head as shown. Next, draw a curved line from the pointed part of the ear to the bottom of the ear.
Form The Carapace
Form the armadillo’s shell called the carapace by first outlining an oval shape. Next, draw the bands on the carapace by making curved vertical lines.
Add The Legs
Let’s now add the armadillo’s legs! To draw the leg, create two vertical lines then form the pointy claws attached to the bottom of the leg as shown.
Draw The Tail
Outline the thin curved shape of the armadillo’s tail. Then, draw lines following the curve of the tail.
Complete The Armadillo Drawing
Let’s finish our drawing of an armadillo by first coloring the carapace with dark brown and light brown crayons. Next, shade the nose and inner part of the ears with a pink crayon. Then, color the head, tail and legs of the armadillo with a light yellow crayon.
How to Draw an Armadillo PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw an Armadillo. 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!