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.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- Scary Skull Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
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
Draw An Incomplete Oval
To start off the shape of the skull, draw an oval and erase part of the bottom of it.
Add The Jaw
Use curved lines to draw the jaw bone.
Add The Teeth
Draw lines on the jaw to add teeth. Also add a crack on the top of the skull.
Draw The Nose
Noses on skeletons look kind of like upside down heart shapes, so draw one in the middle of the skull.
Draw The Eyes
Draw two ovals for the eye shapes and fill them in. Erase part of what you filled in for some scary skeleton pupils.
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.
Step 2: Draw the Facial Bones
Draw a curved line attached to the cranium to highlight the cheekbones and upper jaw.
Step 3: Add the Mandible
Create the shape of the mandible by drawing a curvy line attached to the upper jaw.
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.
Step 5: Form the Teeth
Add lines on the mandible and upper jaw to form the teeth of the skull.
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.
Step 7: Add the Cracks
Add lines on top to form the cracks of the skull.
Step 8: Draw Spooky Eyes
Draw two circles inside the eye sockets to give our skull a spooky scare.
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.
Let’s add some webs around the skull to make it look even scarier!