How To Draw a Dolphin

Today we are learning how to draw a dolphin, something that my kids have wanted to learn how to make a dolphin drawing for a very long time.

Kids love dolphins because they are very smart and friendly animals, so if your little one loves them as much as we do, this easy drawing tutorial is ideal for them.

how to draw a dolphin
Learning how to draw a dolphin is a fun, creative, and colorful art experience for kids of all ages,

Easy Dolphin Drawing Instructions – Step by Step

Our free dolphin drawing tutorial includes three pages with detailed steps on how to draw a dolphin jumping out of the water. We recommend downloading this dolphin drawing tutorial so your kids can follow it as a visual guide.

Grab your pencil and let’s get started!

After your dolphin sketch is done, you can color it with your favorite colors! So you get both a drawing and a coloring activity in the same printable set. Score!

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Let your little one follow the simple steps to drawing a cute dolphin.

How To Draw a Dolphin Easy Tutorial

Our dolphin drawing tutorial is so easy to follow that any kid can become a true artist in a matter of minutes, all while having fun!

Step 1- How to Draw A Dolphin- Kids Activities Blog- Text: Let's start! First, draw two ovals.
First, draw two ovals.

Step 1

Let’s start! First, draw two ovals.

Step 2- How to Draw A Dolphin- Kids Activities Blog- Text: Add an arched line. Erase extra lines.
Add an arched line. Erase extra lines.

Step 2


Draw an arched line, and erase extra lines.

Step 3- How to Draw A Dolphin- Kids Activities Blog- Text: Add another oval.
Add another oval.

Step 3


Add another oval, but make it smaller.

Step 4- How to Draw A Dolphin- Kids Activities Blog- Text: Connect it to the main shape. Erase extra lines.
Connect it to the main shape. Erase extra lines.

Step 4


Connect this oval to the main lines, and erase extra lines.

Step 5- How to Draw A Dolphin- Kids Activities Blog- Text: Add a dorsal fin.
Add a dorsal fin.

Step 5


Add a dorsal fin to your dolphin.

Step 6- How to Draw A Dolphin- Kids Activities Blog- Text: Add a curved line to outline the belly.
Add a curved line to outline the belly.

Step 6


Draw a curved line to outline the belly. So cute!

Step 7- How to Draw A Dolphin- Kids Activities Blog- Text: Draw the tail.
Draw the tail.

Step 7


Draw the tail.

Step 8- How to Draw A Dolphin- Kids Activities Blog- Text: Let's add details. Draw a circle  to make the eye, an oval for the check, and the flippers.
Let’s add details. Draw a circle to make the eye, an oval for the check, and the flippers.

Step 8


Time for details! Draw a circle to make the eye, an oval for the cheek, and the adorable flippers.

Step 9- How to Draw A Dolphin- Kids Activities Blog- Text: Amazing job! Get creative and add different details.
Amazing job! Get creative and add different details.

Step 9


Amazing job! You can get creative and add more details like other fish or the sea.

Your dolphin drawing is done! Yay!

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Easy dolphin drawing tutorial!

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How did your dolphin drawing turn out?

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The Big Drawing Book

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The Big Drawing Book is great for beginners ages 6 and up.

By following the very simple step-by-steps in this fun drawing book you can draw dolphins diving in the sea, knights guarding a castle, monster faces, buzzing bees, and lots, lots more.

Drawing Doodling and Coloring

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Your imagination will help you draw and doodle on every page.

An excellent book filled with doodling, drawing and coloring activities. On some of the pages you’ll find ideas for what to do, but you can do whatever you like.

Write and Draw Your Own Comics

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Never left fully alone with a scary blank page!

Write and Draw Your Own Comics is full of inspiring ideas for all kinds of different stories, with writing tips to help you on your way. for kids who want to tell stories, but gravitate toward pictures. It has a mix of partially-drawn comics and blank panels with intro comics as instructions – lots of space for kids to draw their own comics!

How did your dolphin drawing turn out?

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