How to Draw a Caterpillar?2 min read
Encourage your child to learn more about the insect world with this caterpillar drawing tutorial. Although caterpillars look a little scary, once they metamorphose into beautiful butterflies everyone adores them. The life cycle from a caterpillar to a butterfly is very fascinating and has important lessons in it that you can teach your kid. Take this opportunity to sit with your child and teach him about this mesmerizing insect.
What is a Caterpillar?
A caterpillar is the larva (the immature stage between the egg and the pupa) of a butterfly or a moth. Caterpillars usually have three pairs of actual legs on their thorax and several short prolegs on their abdomen. Caterpillars have huge and insatiable appetites. They feed on the leaves of different plants; some species of caterpillars also eat insects or other small animals. Caterpillars can be hairy and have bright colors to scare predators away.
5 Caterpillar Fun Facts
Here are five interesting and fun facts about caterpillars
- A Caterpillar’s first ever meal is usually its own eggshell!
- Caterpillars produce silk!
- Caterpillars eat a lot; like, a lot!
- A Caterpillar has six pairs of eyes!
- Caterpillars don’t have teeth!
We hope these facts were pretty fascinating to you!
What materials are required to Draw a Caterpillar?
To draw a caterpillar, you will require
- Drawing Paper
- Black Marker
- Crayons/Color Pencils
How long will it take to Draw a Caterpillar?
It will take kids about 45 to 50 minutes to draw a caterpillar.
How to Draw a Caterpillar?
When drawing anything, it is always best to use drawing guides. Guides and guidelines provide a reference point that helps while drawing. To make a guide, you will need to either draw dotted lines with your pencil – horizontally and vertically or fold your drawing paper in these two ways.
To draw a caterpillar, follow these steps
Step 1: Start by drawing a curved center spine for the caterpillar. Don’t make it too dark because you will need to erase this later on.
Step 2: Now draw eight straight lines centered on the spine.
Step 3: Connect the top ends of all the lines with a curved line.
Step 4: Now connect the bottom ends of all the lines with a curved line.
Step 5: Now you can erase the spine curve. Draw the head of the caterpillar.
Step 6: Draw some eyes and a mouth for the caterpillar.
Step 7: Draw some spots on your caterpillar. Add the antennae and lots of feet.
Step 8: Outline your caterpillar with a black marker. You can shade the outside with a dark green color.
Step 9: Now color the rest of the caterpillar. Also, add details and color the background.