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Easy How to Draw a Robot Tutorial and Robot Coloring Page

Here are three fun and easy ideas for how to draw a robot. All those simple shapes are great for beginner artists.

There are many, many different ways to draw a robot, and lots of children’s books written about them. In fact, if you need to pick a project that starts with a story, a robot theme is a good place to start.

What makes them so perfect for early elementary students, is their tendency to be based on very geometric shapes. A square head, rectangular body, and half circle hands are all familiar shapes and good ones to practice when in kinder or first grade or so. They make for a good solid start of a drawing, and are easy to decorate. You can even add in a little body proportion talk if you want, as in the arms need to be long enough to touch the legs, and so on.

That’s not to say that older students can’t get in on the fun though too. They can use their imagination to draw robots with a lot more detail, and perhaps give some more thought about how they actually works. A very detailed robot with perhaps a bit of shading in a few corners can make an amazing drawing!

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Robot Coloring Page

Materials for How to Draw a Robot

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Directions for How to Draw a Robot

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Robot

  1. Draw a rectangle body.

  2. Add a rectangle head and neck lines.

  3. Draw two matching legs and feet.

  4. Draw two curved arms with hands.

  5. Add details to the head and neck.

  6. Add lines to the arms.

  7. Draw details on the body.

  8. Add lines to the legs.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.


Another Robot Drawing

Another Robot Drawing
Preview of the step by step Robot drawing tutorial

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How to Paint a Robot

Here’s a fun way to paint a shiny silver robot on a dull black background. The contrast makes him really pop off the page.

Painting of a Robot

Metallic tempera paint is one of the most inexpensive ways I know to add some bling to your student’s art. And what better subject matter than something metallic and fun like a robot?

This tutorial is pretty simple so students can get to their painting right away. They basically make a permanent marker drawing on a multimedia paper, and paint it with metallic silver paint, which is pretty transparent. The background is black watercolor paint, which has a very matte finish. The contrast of the dull and shiny will really make the robot really stand out.

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