Step-by-Step Snake Drawing for Kids

Written By Sudha | Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 29th May, 2024

Are your kids scared yet fascinated by the world of snakes? These incredible creatures can be found all around the world and come in all sorts of colours and sizes. From the tiny, harmless water snakes to the mighty anaconda, snakes never fail to capture our imagination. Your kids probably learned all about snakes in some of the best schools in the area, where they discovered fun facts like how snakes use their tongues to smell and how they can shed their skin. Today, we’re going to turn that fascination into fun with a simple, six-step guide on how to draw a snake. It’s perfect for young artists and a great way to spend some time together.

Drawing is not only a fun activity but also helps kids improve their fine motor skills and creativity. With our easy-to-follow steps, your child will be drawing a snake in no time, and who knows, they might even add their own creative twists! Plus, we’ve included a handy worksheet at the end for your kids to practice drawing their very own snake. So, gather some paper and pencils, and let’s get started!

Quick Summary

Snake Drawing for Kids step by step –
  • Basic List of Materials
  • Step-by-Step Guide to Draw a Snake
  • Final Touches
  • Additionally
  • Conclusion

1.  Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or Coloured Pencils 
  • Stable Drawing Surface

2. Step-by-Step Snake Drawing for Kids

Step 1: Outline the head

Let’s start by drawing an oval shape for the head of the snake. Draw this on one half of the page so that you can draw the snake’s body on the other half.

Step 2: Give the snake googly eyes

Next, let’s outline big googly eyes for our snake! Draw the eyes by drawing two circles on the top half of the oval head such that it overlaps the head. Draw one eye a little bigger than the other one. You can draw the circle using a compass or outline it using any round object.

Step 3: Add details to the face

Next, erase the overlapping lines to make the outline look neater. Then draw a tiny circle within each eye and shade it completely leaving just a small circle to make the eye sparkle. 

Move a little down inside the head and draw a curved line to make the snake smile.

Step 4: Outline the body

Now that the face is complete, let’s start drawing the snake’s body! Draw a curved line starting from the outline of the head and move down. Make this line bend up and down a couple of times as shown in the image. 

Step 5: Complete the little snake!

We’re almost done! Let’s complete the snake’s drawing by drawing a similar curved line a little away from the first curved line. Now the gap near the tail and join these two lines. 

The most important part is of course the snake’s tongue! Draw a line coming out from the snake’s mouth. Then draw a tiny curved line branching out from it as shown in the image. This is the snake’s forked tongue! 

 Step 6: Colour it up!

Finally, let your imagination run wild as you colour the snake. This is the most fun part! Think about the different types of snakes you might have learned about in school. You can choose traditional colours like green, brown, and yellow, or you can get creative with vibrant patterns and colours. 

If you want to, you can even draw a bright red coral snake with yellow bands, or perhaps a magical rainbow snake with every coloyr you love. You can add spots and stripes as well. 


  • Add different patterns and textures to the snake’s skin, such as scales, spots, or stripes, to give it a unique look.
  • For a fun twist, add accessories like a tiny hat, glasses, or even a little bow tie to their snake.
  • Draw additional snakes of different sizes and shapes to create a family or group of snake friends.
  • Add speech or thought bubbles to give the snake a voice or share what it might be thinking.
  • Draw a background for the snake. It could be a jungle, desert, or a grassy field. Adding trees, rocks, and plants can bring the scene to life.


Congratulations, you’ve finished drawing your snake! You’ve done an amazing job following all the steps and adding your own creative touches. Drawing is a wonderful way to express yourself, and you’ve created a fantastic piece of art. Remember, the more you practise, the better you’ll get at drawing.

Use the worksheet we’ve provided to redraw the snake as many times as you want. Experiment with different colours, patterns, and backgrounds to make each drawing unique. Don’t be afraid to try new things and make mistakes—every artist learns and improves through practice.

Keep having fun with your art, and soon you’ll be an expert. Share your drawings with family and friends, and maybe even start a collection of your best works. 

Snake Drawing for Kids Worksheet

Varsha & Adi

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