Looking for a penguin drawing easy enough for kinders to take on? Try this profile view as it works with just some very basic shapes.
When kinder and first graders are first learning how to draw, the shapes need to be really simple, as in “draw an upside down U”. Or “make a large J”. In the beginning, it’s all about mastering shapes.
A helpful tip? Do fold the paper twice to get the center guidelines shown with the dashed lines. They really help students gauge the center of the paper, instead of just guessing.
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Easy Penguin Coloring Page
Materials for How to Draw an Easy Penguin
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
- 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.
Step by step Directions for How to Draw an Easy Penguin
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Penguin
- Make guidelines. Start the head.
- Continue the back line.
- Draw the side curve.
- Draw the belly and flipper.
- Add eye and beak.
- Draw two feet.
- Add ice around penguin.
- Draw the water and the sun.
- Trace and color with crayons.