Dinosaur Drawing for Kids: A Simple Step-by-step Guide

Written By Pamily| Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 17th May, 2024

Even if your kids go to any of the best schools in Bangalore, you know how much support they get from their schools. Almost every school here encourages students to excel in both academics and co-curricular activities. We understand that sometimes it can be stressful when your child comes to you running and asks for help with their activities. But do not worry! We will help you out. In this blog, you will get a simple step-by-step guide to drawing a big dinosaur in just a few minutes.

Dinosaurs are big, amazing creatures that lived a long time ago on our planet. They came in different sizes—some as huge as houses and others as little as chickens. Dinosaurs roamed the earth long before humans were here. We will help you draw a dinosaur from our imagination, and to make it easier for you, we have provided a downloadable worksheet for your child to practise the dinosaur. So, let us start with the drawing. Shall we?

Quick Summary

Step-by-Step Dinosaur Drawing for Kids
  1. Basic List of materials
  2. A step-by-step guide to drawing a dinosaur
  3. Final touches
  4. Tips and Tricks
  5. Conclusion


1. Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Coloured pencils or Crayons
  • Stable base of support/drawing board

2. A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing a Happy Dinosaur

This huge dinosaur used to have tiny little hands and legs and a huge mouth full of sharp teeth. We will help you recreate the same with the following steps:

Step 1: Draw the face.

Firstly, draw a small, tilted horizontal line on your page. It will be the base of the dinosaur’s chin. Next, add an inverted “U” shape, starting from one end of the line and leaving the other part open. It will form the outline of the head of the dinosaur.

Step 2: Make the body.

Now, extend the open end of the  ‘U’ shape to create an inverted ‘S’ shape. It will form the body of the dinosaur. Next, from the tilted horizontal line that represents the chin of the dino, draw a ‘C’ shape and connect it with the end of the inverted ‘S’ to create its tail. 

Step 3: Add the limbs.

Great job outlining the body! Now, add two legs. Start by drawing four small lines below the body, then add toes to them, as shown in the image. Next, draw four small, horizontal ‘Z’ shapes below the chin area. Connect the two hands with a sideways ‘V’ shape to complete the arms.

Step 4: Add the osteoderms (small, teardrop-shaped bones) 

Osteoderms are like small hills found on the bodies of some animals. To draw them on our dinosaur, create multiple small, inverted ‘V’ shapes from below the head to the tail, just like in the image provided. These shapes will give our dinosaur a bumpy texture!

Step 5: Add the details. 

Now add some details to the body! Begin by drawing a small circle for the eye just below the head. Next, add an arch for the smile and include a few ‘V’ shapes below that arch to show its teeth. Then, draw small blobs on the upper side of the body, as shown in the image. Now, draw a half-inverted ‘C’ shape between the last hand and the first leg of the dinosaur to represent the stomach, and add some stripes within that shape.

Step 6: Colour it.

Now colour the dino to make it fun! Use brown for the body and maroon for the body patches. Make the eye black, and add a white dot inside it to give it depth. Use green for the osteoderms, and alternate between pink and white for the stomach strips. It will bring your dinosaur drawing to life with vibrant colours!

Final Touches

After completing the colouring, look carefully for any extra marks on the drawing and remove them to make it clean. Now, grab your black pen and outline the border of the dinosaur to make it look more realistic. You can draw a square border outside the dinosaur to create a frame for it. Also, you can mix and match any other colour of your choice.

Tips and Tricks

  • As we have created a happy face for the dinosaur, you can try something different and make an angry face for it by just inverting the curve of its smile.
  • Refer to the given image anytime if you feel stuck.
  • Take your time and have fun! Drawing is about expressing yourself, so do not worry about perfecting it.
  • If you make a mistake, do not stress. Use your eraser and try again.
  • Practice makes perfect, so keep drawing until you become a pro!


Awesome! Your drawing looks like a very happy dinosaur. You can turn it into a poster and hang it in your kid’s room for them to enjoy every day. Even if you are not completely satisfied with your drawing, do not worry—keep practising! Practice makes perfect. 

We have also provided a downloadable worksheet below. Make sure to download it and help your child practice with it. 

Dinosaur Drawing for Kids Worksheet

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