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How to Draw a Dolphin Step by Step for Kids


In this step-by-step drawing tutorial, we’ll explore the process of drawing a dolphin. Whether you’re a beginner or a kid looking for a fun activity, this tutorial is perfect for you. By the end, you’ll have a cute dolphin drawing to be proud of!

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Embrace the Magic of the Ocean: Dolphin Style!

We’re delighted that you enjoy our kids’ drawing tutorials! Since it feels like summer here, we’ve decided to create a series of ocean animal drawing tutorials. Have you checked out our super easy fish drawing tutorial yet?

Next up is the dolphin, the playful mammal of the sea. Not only are they adorable, but they’re also incredibly intelligent. You might think drawing a dolphin is challenging, but we assure you it’s a breeze!

Once you’ve mastered the “standard pose” (which seems to be quite popular judging by all the dolphin pendants we see), you can experiment with different poses. Add waves and a sun in the background to make your drawing even cooler!

Are you ready to unleash your creativity? We have no doubt that you’ll create a wonderful drawing!

Don’t forget to grab our printable guided drawing template too!

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How to Draw a Dolphin Step by Step for Kids

This is one of the easiest dolphin drawing tutorials ever, making it perfect for preschool and kindergarten kids. Print out our drawing template with guided instructions and watch as your kids’ drawing skills soar!

You’ll need the following supplies:

  • Our printable template (available at the end of the tutorial)
  • A sheet of paper
  • A printer
  • A black marker (or pencil, crayon, etc.)

Optional: coloring medium to add vibrant colors to your finished creations.

Follow the Step-by-Step Instructions

You’ll find our directed drawing printable template at the end of this tutorial.

  1. Begin by drawing the rostrum, starting at the top and creating a “laying down” U shape. Extend the line slightly at the bottom. Let's draw the rostrum.

  2. Next, draw the curve for the dolphin’s back. Start on the right side and finish on the left. Draw a line for the back.

  3. Add a pectoral fin. Draw one fin.

  4. Draw the belly of the dolphin. Draw the belly.

  5. Complete the drawing by adding the remaining fins, including another pectoral fin, the dorsal fin, and the tail. Tail and Fins.

  6. Lastly, draw a cheerful smile for the mouth and a bright eye to bring your dolphin to life. Just a few more things.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to draw a dolphin. It wasn’t as challenging as you thought, right? To enhance your drawing, add some waves in the background to make the dolphin appear as if it’s leaping out of the water. A few water drops and splashes can also add a touch of realism. Don’t forget to draw a radiant sun in the sky!

Want a Printable PDF Template for the Fish Drawing Tutorial?

How to Draw a Dolphin

To access our printable PDF template, simply click the link above. Happy drawing!

Remember to have fun and let your imagination soar as you create your very own dolphin masterpiece. Enjoy!

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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