How to Draw a Bubble Coral

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Bubble Coral in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Bubble Coral.

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How to Draw a Bubble Coral - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw the base of the coral. The bottom should be a straight line with a curved line going up from each side.

Step 2: Next, draw the outline of the coral using a looping motion to create the bumpy texture of the bubble coral.

Step 3: Then draw an oval for the first bubble of your bubble coral.

Step 4: Extending from this first oval, replicate the shape until your entire outline is filled with bubbles. Once this is complete, your bubble coral is ready to be colored.

Interesting Facts about the Bubble Coral

Bubble corals live in the ocean reefs of the Indo-Pacific. Coral polyps are soft-bodied organisms that attach to a hard limestone skeleton at their base. Collectively they form a coral reef. Bubble corals have green, blue, white, or yellow polyps that look like bubbles. They are aggressive and territorial. These are hardy corals that have the ability to live under a broad range of environmental conditions. Bubble corals thrive in water that is 72 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit though.

Did you know?

  • Bubble corals are popular in the aquarium trade.
  • Corals are marine invertebrates.
  • Bubble coral tissues contain single-celled algae that provide the coral with nutrients through photosynthesis. This is a symbiotic relationship as the algae receive a safe environment to live in.
  • Bubble corals live at depths from 3 to 35 meters.
  • This coral is listed as near threatened as many of the world’s coral reefs are being destroyed.

Lesson plan note: Give each child a piece of blue construction paper and have them color an ocean scene with coral reefs. They can use markers, colored pencils, or crayons. Then, give each child some glue, and let them glue designs onto their reef. Sprinkle various colors of glitter onto the glue. Let dry. Once dry, hang each reef picture onto the bulletin board to create a large coral reef scene. If you are able, you can also visit your local aquarium to view these beautiful corals!