Salmon Drawing: Step 6

Salmon Drawing

Let’s learn how to make salmon drawing.

Included are 6 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy creating their own salmon on paper. Also included is a printable version of this salmon drawing lesson.

Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw a salmon.

Enjoy creating a colorful salmon drawing and remember to add some individual aspects. Now let’s get started.


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

In this article, we will start off with a blank piece of paper and learn how to draw salmon drawing in no time. It’s best if we pay attention to the shape and size of each part of the salmon.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Start The Body Shape

    Salmon Drawing: Step 1

    On the left side of the page, draw a small curved line going upwards. Have a larger curved line come off of this first line to start the body.

  2. Draw The Underside

    Salmon Drawing: Step 2

    Draw another large curved line underneath the first one, make sure not to connect these lines by leaving space in between them.

  3. Draw The Mouth

    Salmon Drawing: Step 3

    Use two curved lines on the left side of the page to make the mouth shape.

  4. Add Fins And The Tail

    Salmon Drawing: Step 4

    Draw the tail on the right side of the page, and add two large fins, one on top of the body, the other on bottom.

  5. Add Face And Fins

    Salmon Drawing: Step 5

    Draw a circle for the eye and two curved lines for gills. Draw three smaller triangle shaped fins to finish up this fish.

  6. Color It In

    Salmon Drawing: Step 6

    This particular salmon was colored by using green and adding a red pattern with small black spots on top.

Salmon Drawing PDF Download

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

Salmon Facts for Kids

Salmon fish have a slender body with flattened scales, which helps them to swim quickly and manoeuvre in the water.

Most salmon are born in fresh water then migrate to the ocean where the water is salty. Salmon then return to fresh water to reproduce. Each year salmon experiences a period of rapid growth, often in summer, and one of slower growth, normally in winter. They have been known to travel 6000 miles to have their baby salmons!

A saltwater fish that can live in freshwater is called “anadromous”.

The coho salmon is an anadromous fish that can live in both saltwater and freshwater. This type of fish migrates in response to the seasons, going up-river to spawn when they are ready to lay eggs. Coho salmon migrate upstream by swimming against the current of streams and rivers.

Once they reach their destination, they will lay their eggs before continuing downstream until they reach the warm waters of the Gulf Coast and the other nearby coastal waters.

In fresh water, young salmon mostly eat small insects. Yuck! But when living in the ocean, salmon will eat other smaller fish.

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