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Easy How to Draw an Astronaut Tutorial and Astronaut Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw an Astronaut and an Astronaut Coloring Page. Makes for a cute portrait!

Astronaut drawing, finished with marker and crayons

If your classroom studies have a space theme happening, then this “How to Draw an Astronaut” tutorial might come in handy. It’s perfect for helping students draw themselves in outer space. No need for super complex space suits — this one is easy, but a few light gray lines for shadows give it a cool 3D look. Encourage students to draw the helmet large, so they will have lots of room to draw the features of their face.

The word “astronaut” comes from the Greek words meaning “space sailor.” It refers to all who have been launched as crew members aboard NASA spacecraft bound for orbit and beyond. The term has been saved as the title for those selected to join the NASA corps of astronauts who make “space sailing” their career.

The background also needs to be colored with care. In order to make the white space suit stand out, there needs to be lots of dark color surrounding it. A black or dark blue or even dark purple will work, it just needs to be as solid as possible. There are no shortcuts for lots of patient and careful coloring.

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Astronaut Coloring Page

Materials for How to Draw an Astronaut

  • 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.
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Directions for How to Draw an Astronaut

Time needed: 35 minutes.

How to Draw an Astronaut

  1. Draw a U shape with a rim on top.

  2. Add a helmet and visor.

  3. Draw two symmetrical gloves.

  4. Connect both with bumpy lines to the body.

  5. Draw two symmetrical boots.

  6. Connect to the body with bumpy lines.

  7. Add a badge and background.

  8. Draw a face in the visor.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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