Pteranodon Drawing: Step 9

Pteranodon Drawing

Kids will love learning how to make a pteranodon drawing!

Kids will enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a pteranodon. This easy pteranodon lesson is perfect for younger children 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 last about 30 minutes, but the drawing process can actually take more time if a background is added in addition to the subject matter.

Drawing is much more fun when you have a clear lesson to reference. Keep practicing!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • Pteranodon Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
Pteranodon Drawing: All Steps

In today’s tutorial, we will discover how to make a pteranodon drawing on paper. The size of each part will be observed in each step of the tutorial. Take notice that the blue outlines have been drawn to show the newest shapes being drawn in each step.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Outline The Head

    Pteranodon Drawing: Step 1

    Draw the oval outline of the pteranodon’s head. Form a V-shape to create the opening of its mouth.

  2. Form The Beak

    Pteranodon Drawing: Step 2

    Now, add a curved line to form its beak.

  3. Draw The Eye

    Pteranodon Drawing: Step 3

    Draw the flying dinosaur’s eye by creating a small circle.

  4. Attach The Crest

    Pteranodon Drawing: Step 4

    Attach the pointed crest on top of the pterosaur’s head.

  5. Outline The Body

    Pteranodon Drawing: Step 5

    Outline the oval shape of the pteranodon’s body.

  6. Attach The Legs

    Pteranodon Drawing: Step 6

    Draw the long curving shape of its legs attached to the bottom of its body. Erase the parts of its body that overlap with the legs.

  7. Add The Arms

    Pteranodon Drawing: Step 7

    Add the thin shape of the flying dinosaur’s arms similar to the illustration.

  8. Draw The Wings

    Pteranodon Drawing: Step 8

    Form the shape of the wings by drawing curved lines. Make sure to erase parts of the body that overlap with the wings.

  9. Complete The Pteranodon Drawing

    Pteranodon Drawing: Step 9

    Let’s add some color to our pteranodon drawing! First, color its crest with an orange crayon. Next, shade its beak with a yellow crayon. Now, fill its eye with a black crayon. Then, color its wings with a dark green crayon. Finally, shade the rest of its body with a light green crayon.

Pteranodon Drawing PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Pteranodon 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!

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