How to Draw a Sea Nettle

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Sea Nettle 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 Sea Nettle.

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How to Draw a Sea Nettle - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Make a C shape with a bumpy line going from one end to the other. That's your sea nettle head.

Step 2: Next, we draw the tentacles on the bottom half. They look like long hair. You can make them any way you like!

Step 3: Draw more tentacles on the top. Leave a space for the legs.

Step 4: Last we draw the legs. They are thicker than the tentacles and have ripples. Congratulations, your sea nettle is done!

Interesting Facts about the Sea Nettle

Sea nettles are found in Pacific Ocean extending from Canada to Mexico and are also sometimes referred as Pacific Sea Nettles. Sea nettles have a characteristic golden-brown bell with a reddish shade. The diameter of these bells can usually be up to 50 centimeters. Its tentacles are shielded with stinging cells, which it uses to hunt small wandering animals. These stinging cells have the capabilities to paralyze its prey. Its sting is not very deadly for humans. When kept in aquarium and given proper care they respond well. Sea nettles catch its food by spreading its tentacles and use it as net to catch small moving creatures

Did you know?

  • Bell on the Sea nettle can grow to be bigger than one meter in diameter.
  • They can travel up to 3600 feet daily.
  • They create a lot of problems for fisherman as they get blocked in the fishing net.
  • They can feed on their own eggs and larvae although they are fond of snails crustaceans and zooplankton.
  • Sea nettles prefer floating than swimming.

Lesson plan note: You can take children out to a local aquarium and let them observe different types of marine animals including sea nettle.