How to Draw a Field Cricket

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Field Cricket in 6 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 Field Cricket.

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How to Draw a Field Cricket - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw the head, with two thin antennas at the end

Step 2: Extended the head to make the body. The body is less bumpy than the the head, and longer. Make sure to leave space at the end

Step 3: Now you'll draw the tail, which consists of three spikes out of it's back

Step 4: Draw the front legs, positioned a little farther back from the neck.

Step 5: Draw the middle legs, which are smaller than the front legs

Step 6: Finlly, draw the back leg, which are the biggest legs on the animal

Interesting Facts about the Field Cricket

The field cricket is a flightless dark colored insect. They are found in central and southern Europe, western Asia, and North Africa. Males range from 19 to 23 millimeters long and females range from 17 to 22 millimeters long. Field crickets live in short grasses with a light sandy soil. There are three stages in the field cricket’s life: egg, nymph, and adult. Crickets over-winter as nymphs and live in burrows to survive.

Did you know?

  • Habitat loss is a threat to the field cricket.
  • Nymphs reach adulthood within one to two months.
  • Male field crickets sing to attract a female during mating season. They sing by raising their fore wings.
  • Field cricket eggs hatch with three to four weeks.
  • Field crickets are kept as pets in southern Europe.
  • Males can chirp during the daytime and nighttime, but strong sunshine will usually cause them to retreat into their burrows.
  • Females walk on the ground to find males.

Lesson plan note: Draw a large picture of the field cricket. Make copies and distribute to each child. Have the children use markers, crayons, or colored pencils to color their cricket. Hang each field cricket on the bulletin board for everyone to see.