how to draw a dragon for kids

My students have often asked me how to draw a dragon, so I put together this tutorial.

I think it’s only fair to add a disclaimer that irregular curvy lines are trickier to draw than straight symmetrical ones. So if your young child struggles with this, I would praise their efforts and tell them this drawing is generally recommended for older, say fourth or fifth grade students. That being said, there have also been many much younger that have surprised me at what they can do, so you just never know.



Prep: Print tutorial for each student.

  1. Draw guide lines on paper or fold to make creases.
  2. Students follow the tutorial to draw the dragon in pencil.
  3. The dragon is traced with a black marker.
  4. The dragon is colored carefully with crayons.