In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Shrew in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Shrew.
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How to Draw a Shrew - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Draw a short face with a long snout and a single eye.
Step 2: Add two small ears to the top of the head, and whiskers.
Step 3: Now draw the body using a small curve for the chest, and a larger curving line for the bottom.
Step 4: Draw a long tail from the backside of the shrew.
Step 5: Add two thin, front legs that end in small paws.
Step 6: Finish drawing your shrew by adding two short hind legs with longer feet.
Interesting Facts about the Shrew
The Shrew is Britain’s most abundant mammal and has a long snout, small eyes, and tiny ears that are common to most Shrew varieties. Eating every two or three hours, a Shrew will consume almost 90% of its body weight within 24 hours. They do not hibernate and are very territorial when it comes to their habitats. However, during the breeding season, males will cross other territories to find females.
Did you know?
- This species is called the “Red Toothed Shrew”
- It was once believed that Shrews were poisonous like spiders
- Shrews only live up to nineteen months
- They have been known to produce ultrasound
- Found mainly in Britain, but also spotted throughout Europe
Lesson Plan Idea – Turn this into a science experiment. Since a Shrew must eat 90% of its body weight within twenty-four hours (only consuming worms and snails) how much food would they eat in a year? (Have children study about Shrews to figure this out.