How To Draw a Turtle

We love cute little turtles! That’s why we’re excited to share with you a step by step tutorial on how to draw a turtle.

Our free turtle drawing tutorial includes three pages with detailed instructions and pictures to help you draw a cute turtle.

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Let’s draw a cute turtle!

How to draw a turtle easy steps

Whether you’re looking for a tutorial on how to draw a sea turtle for adults or how to draw a cartoon turtle for kids, you’re in the right place!

This turtle sketch tutorial is super simple to follow: it’s perfect for beginners of all ages, even for kids in preschool. We recommend downloading this tutorial so your kid can follow each step with a visual guide.

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Follow the simple steps to drawing a turtle!

Easy how to draw a turtle step by step

Follow this easy how to draw a turtle step-by-step tutorial and you will be drawing your own in no time!

How To Draw A Turtle- Kids Activities Blog- Step 1- Text: First, draw an oval to make the turtle's shell.
First, draw an oval to make the turtle’s shell.

Step 1

First, draw an oval to make the turtle’s shell.

How To Draw A Turtle- Kids Activities Blog- Step 2- Text: 
Add a ring around it and erase extra lines.

Add a ring around it and erase extra lines.

Step 2


Add a ring around it and erase extra lines.

How To Draw A Turtle- Kids Activities Blog- Step 3- Text: 
Draw a smaller circle close to the oval. This will be our turtle's head.

Draw a smaller circle close to the oval. This will be our turtle’s head.

Step 3


Draw a smaller circle close to the oval. This will be our turtle’s head.

How To Draw A Turtle- Kids Activities Blog- Step 3- Text: 
Connect it to the shell using curved lines - this is the neck!

Connect it to the shell using curved lines – this is the neck!

Step 4


Connect it to the shell using curved lines – this is the neck!

How To Draw A Turtle- Kids Activities Blog- Step 4- Text: 
Draw four rectangles to create the legs.

Draw four rectangles to create the legs.

Step 5


Draw four rectangles to create the legs.

How To Draw A Turtle- Kids Activities Blog- Step 5- Text: 
Add a half-circle to each rectangle. Your turtle is almost done!

Add a half-circle to each rectangle. Your turtle is almost done!

Step 6


Add a half-circle to each rectangle. Your turtle is almost done!

How To Draw A Turtle- Kids Activities Blog- Step 6 - Text: 
Draw a small tail. So cute!

Draw a small tail. So cute!

Step 7


Draw a small tail. So cute!

How To Draw A Turtle- Kids Activities Blog- Step 7 - Text: 
Let's add details! Add irregular shapes to the shell, ovals for the eyes and cheeks, and a curved line to make a smile.

Let’s add details! Add irregular shapes to the shell, ovals for the eyes and cheeks, and a curved line to make a smile.

Step 8


Let’s add details! Add irregular shapes to the shell, ovals for the eyes and cheeks, and a curved line to make a smile.

How To Draw A Turtle- Kids Activities Blog- Step 8- Text: 
Hooray! Your turtle drawing is done!

Hooray! Your turtle drawing is done!

Step 9


Hooray! Your turtle drawing is done!

Good job! Get your crayons and give it some color! You can even draw more turtles of different sizes and make a cute turtle family.

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