How to Draw a Snail

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Snail in 5 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 Snail.

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How to Draw a Snail - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw a snail! Draw the body by tracing a long, tube-like shape. Here's a tip: make a round shape at one end for the head and make the other end pointy for the tail. Also, trace more waves at the bottom of your snail than at the top.

Step 2: Draw the first ear by tracing two long lines coming out of the top of the head and add a small circle at the end.

Step 3: Draw the second ear by tracing the two lines the same way you did the first one, with a small circle at the end.

Step 4: Next, you will draw the carcass. Trace a short line across the front of the back of the snail, then trace a really big circle, and continue to circle around and around until you get to the very middle.

Step 5: Last, draw short, straight lines all around the carcass. There's your snail! Did you know that snails weigh, on average, only a few ounces? However, the largest snail ever to be recorded was from Sierra Leone, Africa, and it weighed about 2 pounds and was about 15 inches long. They are also known for being one of the slowest-moving animals in the world.

Interesting Facts about Snails

Snails are mollusks, which are animals with a hard shell. They live on land and water. They are known for having slimy bodies. This slime protects them from sharp objects as they move along.

Did you know?

  • A snail is both male and female. The name for this is hermaphrodite.
  • Snails can live to be about 15 or 20 years old.
  • There are more snails than insects in the world.
  • Snails are nocturnal, which means that they are active at night.
  • Snails that live on land have eyes at the tip of their tentacles. The ones that live in water have eyes at the bottom of their tentacles.
  • On average, snails weigh only a few ounces.
  • Snails are deaf, and they have poor eyesight.
  • Snails die if they eat salt or sugar.

Snails have the reputation of being one of the slowest-moving animals in the world. The largest snail ever discovered lived in Sierra Leone, in Africa. It weighed about two pounds and was about 15 inches long. Escargot is a type of food that is made with snails, and many people around the world enjoy eating this treat.

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