Scary Skull Drawing: Step 6

Scary Skull Drawing

Need to teach a grade schooler how to draw a scary skull drawing?

With 6 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy drawing their own scary skull on paper. Also included is a printable version of this scary skull drawing lesson.

Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw their own scary skull.

Enjoy creating a colorful scary skull drawing and remember to add some personal details. It’s time to get creative!

Update: There is a second skull drawing lesson near the bottom of this page. This additional drawing lesson shows you how to draw a skull with a few more details…perfect for you once you have mastered drawing the first, very simple skull.


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

In this how-to article, we will start with a blank piece of paper and learn how to create a scary skull drawing in a series of steps. We will pay attention to the shape and size of each part of the scary skull.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw An Incomplete Oval

    Scary Skull Drawing: Step 1

    To start off the shape of the skull, draw an oval and erase part of the bottom of it.

  2. Add The Jaw

    Scary Skull Drawing: Step 2

    Use curved lines to draw the jaw bone.

  3. Add The Teeth

    Scary Skull Drawing: Step 3

    Draw lines on the jaw to add teeth. Also add a crack on the top of the skull.

  4. Draw The Nose

    Scary Skull Drawing: Step 4

    Noses on skeletons look kind of like upside down heart shapes, so draw one in the middle of the skull.

  5. Draw The Eyes

    Scary Skull Drawing: Step 5

    Draw two ovals for the eye shapes and fill them in. Erase part of what you filled in for some scary skeleton pupils.

  6. Add Color

    Scary Skull Drawing: Step 6

    Make the skull a little dirty, and add some color behind those eyes.

Scary Skull Drawing PDF Download

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

Creepy Skull Drawing

Here’s another skull drawing lesson…this one is slightly more detailed compared to the first lesson.

Step 1: Outline the Cranium

Draw a curved line facing downward to outline the shape of the cranium.

creepy skull drawing: step-1

Step 2: Draw the Facial Bones

Draw a curved line attached to the cranium to highlight the cheekbones and upper jaw.

creepy skull drawing: step-2

Step 3: Add the Mandible

Create the shape of the mandible by drawing a curvy line attached to the upper jaw.

creepy skull drawing: step-3

Step 4: Create the Hollow Spaces of the Skull

Draw V-shaped lines beneath the upper jaw to create the hollow spaces of the skull.

creepy skull drawing: step-4

Step 5: Form the Teeth

Add lines on the mandible and upper jaw to form the teeth of the skull.

creepy skull drawing: step-5

Step 6: Outline the Eye Sockets and Nasal Cavity

Draw two holes to create the shape of the eye sockets. Next, draw a triangular shape to form the nasal cavity.

creepy skull drawing: step-6

Step 7: Add the Cracks

Add lines on top to form the cracks of the skull.

creepy skull drawing: step-7

Step 8: Draw Spooky Eyes

Draw two circles inside the eye sockets to give our skull a spooky scare.

creepy skull drawing: step-8

Step 9: Complete the Scary Skull Drawing

Let’s give life to our spine-tingling scary skull drawing! First, let’s fill in the ring shape of the eyes with a red crayon. Next, color the hollow spaces of the skull with a black crayon. Finally, use a light blue crayon to shade the rest of the skull.

creepy skull drawing: step-9

Keep Drawing!

Let’s add some webs around the skull to make it look even scarier!

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