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Easy How to Draw a Snail Tutorial and Snail Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Snail and a Snail Coloring Page. It’s fun to get creative when coloring in that shell.

Here are a few fun facts about snails that your students might find interesting:

  • Snails are born with shells.
  • Their two eyes are found at the tip of their tentacles.
  • Snails move using one muscular foot.
  • A snail’s mouth may be the size of a pin, but it can have up to 20,000 teeth depending on the species.
  • When temperatures can get fatally dry, snails can sleep for 3 years,
  • Garden snails are nocturnal. They roam at night to take advantage of cooler temperatures.

This tutorial is made to keep the basic anatomy of the snail in place, namely the placement of the eyes and shape of the body, but could encourage students to come with their own colorful shell. Spiral shapes are fun to section off to make patterns, and with a little bit of shading, can look pretty dimensional too.

Use the Button below to download a PDF Tutorial

A step by step tutorial for how to draw an easy Snail, also available as a free download.

Snail Coloring Page

Materials to Draw a Snail

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

Step by Step Directions for a Snail Drawing

Time needed: 1 hour

How to Draw a Snail

  1. Draw the bottom curve of the shell.

  2. Add the spiral shell on top.

  3. Draw the snail body.

  4. Center two circles above for the eyes.

  5. Connect the eyes to the head.

  6. Add the eye and face details.

  7. Draw the curved lines to make sections on the shell.

  8. Add a row of grass in the background.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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  1. Thanks so much Tory! I’m having fun creating, and am happy to know I might be helping others out at the same time. I appreciate your taking time out to comment. 🙂

  2. I love the music and the simplicity of the how to video for the model magic project. I love this website, especially that there is a new art project everyday! Keep ’em coming!

    Thank YOU!!!
    Tory Gaba,
    Kindergarten teacher

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