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How to Draw a Frog

Learn how to draw a frog that is jumping from lily pad to lily pad with this easy step by step tutorial. It’s a fun way to catch him in action.

Frog drawing

Realistic frog bodies are pretty complicated, depending on what your point of view is. This jumping frog is pretty simple, but keeps all those fun fingers and toe details. Turns out that little circles on the ends look just fine, and are not a struggle to repeat.

  • 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.


Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Frog

  1. Make guidelines. Draw the head and body.

  2. Start the arms.

  3. Start the legs.

  4. Add hands and feet.

  5. Draw balls on the hands and feet.

  6. Draw the frog face.

  7. Draw three or more lily pads.

  8. Add water and sun.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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