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How to Draw Dinosaurs for Kids

Updated on April 17, 2013

Learn to draw dinosaurs, for kids and adults

Do you want to learn how to draw dinosaurs? We've put together a great collection of resources so you can learn from the experts.

Learning to draw dinosaurs is a great follow-on activity for children who love coloring dinosaur pictures. Dinosaurs were some of the first pictures my 4 year old drew. And this week when I collected my 2 year old from childcare he came rushing over with a picture to show me and said it was a dinosaur - he showed me the 'long tail' and the head. It was almost plausible!

We've also found that our preschoolers love to watch their Dad learn how to draw dinosaurs. They are also amused by Mum trying to draw dinosaurs, but for less flattering reasons ...

Younger children will love to color pictures their parents have drawn. And older children will enjoy learning to draw dinosaur pictures themselves and then coloring or painting them.

Watch Me Draw: Dinosaurs

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This book by Jenna Winterburg is very reasonably priced and gets great reviews. It includes dinosaur drawing lessons, a story and reward stickers.

Learn to Draw Dinosaurs Free Tutorials

Free Dinosaur Drawing resources

The following free resources will help you learn how to draw all kinds of dinosaurs.

How to draw DINOSAURS : 9 pictures and drawings to print out :

Superb printable guides to draw Ankylosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Pterodactyl, Pteranodon, Iguanodon, Diplodocus and Dimetrodon. These are really nicely done. Highly recommended for kids who want to have a go at drawing dinosaurs.

TLC Family "How to Draw Dinosaurs"

Step-by-step instructions for drawing lots of species including Allosaurus, Triceratops and T-Rex.

Draw a Cartoon T-Rex by Charley Parker

Online animated tutorial that teaches you how to draw a cartoon T-Rex on paper.

Usborne Dinosaur Stencil Book (Stencil Books)

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Stencils are a great way for young children to start learning to draw. They get the sense of achievement of creating a drawing that is recognizable as a Stegosaurus without yet needing to be able to draw one freehand.

We've got lots of use from out dinosaur stencil book. The stencils are also handy if you need a template for a dino craft project.

How to draw a T-Rex step-by-step - Also: Spinosaurus, Velociraptor, Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Triceratops

Series of video tutorials by DragoArt. Layers are added in different colors so you can clearly see each step. (And you can click through from the video to get full instructions.) A great resource.

Where to learn more

A few of our favorite books for learning how to draw these amazing creatures.

Learn to Draw Dinosaurs
Learn to Draw Dinosaurs

We love these wipe-off books. Great for a car journey and for practising.


For older kids who want to learn how to get their art in proportion.


Draw Buddy and Tiny from Dinosaur Train - With Craig Bartlett

Dinosaur Train is so popular at the moment. You'll make your kids very happy if you learn to draw Buddy the T-Rex and Tiny the Pteranodon.

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How to Draw Dinosaurs

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