How to Draw a Glass Frog

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Glass Frog in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Glass Frog.

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How to Draw a Glass Frog - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw a downward pointing curve.

Step 2: Draw a curved triangle on top of it. Draw a circle in the middle of the head, with another circle inside it, and a pointed oval inside that.

Step 3: Draw a curve from the top of the back of the head. Draw an angle that goes up and then down and away from the head at the bottom.

Step 4: Draw two short lines that go straight up from the back. Draw a line that goes straight down from the bottom of the neck, and a line that curves from the bottom of the head, then goes down, into a 3 shape, then points forward and back again.

Step 5: Draw an upside down hook at the end of the back that meets the two top lines from step 4. Draw a hook next to it. Connect the tops of the hooks with an oval. Draw an angle that goes down from the bottom of the body and whose point connects to the front leg. Draw an angle that curves from the bottom of the hook and goes straight to the front leg, ending in a teardrop that connects to the first angle.

Step 6: Draw a long cylinder with wavy lines and bumps on it to make a tree branch for the frog to stand on.

Step 7: Draw lines and dots on the frog. Done! You can color it lime green, with a pale underbelly.

Interesting Facts about Glass Frogs

Glass Frogs are rare rainforest tree frogs that live in Ecuador and Colombia in South America. They like wet areas like rivers and streams. The Glass Frog is 18-21 millimeters long and has a slick yellow to green skin. Male Glass Frogs have black spots on their back and have white speckles all over them. Glass Frogs sleep during the day on perches.

Did you know?

  • When males are ready to mate they sing to attract females.
  • Females will lay 6 to 41 eggs at a time.
  • Eggs are laid under leaves and guarded by males.
  • A scared Glass Frog will urinate as it jumps to get away from a predator.
  • Glass Frogs are losing their habitat. The cloud forests they live in are moving higher up and the climate is changing in those areas.
  • It takes 17 to 27 days for the eggs to hatch.

Lesson Plan Notes: Glass Frogs are a great companion subject to Cloud Forests. Another tie in could be a study of the culture of Ecuador and Colombia. Rainforests in general are rich and wide subject for Geography and Sciences classes. There all sorts of tropical tree frogs, fish, and birds to study.