Discover how to make an easy triceratops drawing.
Included are nine simple steps to follow, children will enjoy creating their own triceratops on paper. Also included is a printable version of this triceratops drawing lesson.
Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw a fun and simple triceratops dinosaur.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- Triceratops Drawing (easy) Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this tutorial, we will discover how to create triceratops drawing easily on paper. To ensure the artwork is successful, we will pay attention to the different sizes and shapes of each part of the triceratops. The lines in each illustration is drawn blue so you can see the current shapes that you will be working on.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Outline The Head
First, form a beak using a V-shape. Don’t forget to add a line below the V-shape to add the jaw.
Draw The Eye
Draw a circle to form the eye.
Create The Beak
Create a curved line to draw the beak. Then, add a small dot for the nostril.
Outline The Frill
Outline the frill on top of the triceratops’ head by drawing a wavy line.
Attach The Horns
Attach two long sharp horns on top of the herbivorous dinosaur’s head. Next, add a smaller horn on top of its snout.
Add The Spikes
Attach small V-shapes to the triceratops’ frill.
Outline The Body
Outline the body of the dinosaur by drawing an oval shape. Make sure to add a pointy shape at the end of the oval to create the triceratops tail.
Add The Legs
Draw the shape of the triceratops’ legs attached to the bottom of its body. Add small curved shapes at the bottom of each leg.
Complete The Triceratops Drawing
Let’s give life to our herbivorous dinosaur! First use a black crayon to fill in the eyes. Next, color the beak with a yellow crayon. Then, use a white crayon to shade the horns, spikes, and toes of the triceratops. Finally, color the body with a green crayon.
Triceratops Drawing (easy) PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Triceratops Drawing (easy). 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!