How to Draw a Toad

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Toad in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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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 Toad.

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

Step 1: First, draw the toad's back. Make a line that slants down and to the right, and add a small hook to the bottom.

Step 2: Next, draw the head by extending your slanted line and adding a line for the mouth.

Step 3: Now let's give the toad some eyes. Toads have eyes on the sides of their head--they are very large and have a big pupil in the middle.

Step 4: Next, draw the toad's first leg. This leg bends many times when the toad is crouching to give it the power to leap.

Step 5: Draw the toad's first arm. Make sure the arm is much smaller than the leg and give your toad fingers, just like you have.

Step 6: Next, draw the belly. This is just a short line connecting the toad's head to its first arm.

Step 7: Now draw the second arm. The only part of this arm you can see is the hand.

Step 8: Last, draw the spots and color your toad. Most toads are brown or gray. Did you know that toads do not have teeth? They eat their food (mostly flies, insects, spiders and slugs) by swallowing it whole. They are also nocturnal, meaning they sleep during the day and are active at night.

Interesting Facts about Toads

Toads are amphibians, and that means they can live in water and on land. Many people think that toads and frogs are the same, but they are actually quite different, although they have similar body shapes. Toads are known for their dry, bumpy skin that is covered with warts. A frog’s skin, on the other hand, is smooth and green.

Did you know?

  • Toads are usually gray or brown.
  • Toads do not have any teeth. They swallow their food whole.
  • The lifespan of a toad is between 20 and 40 years.
  • Toads hibernate in the winter time.
  • Toads usually eat flies, insects, spiders, and slugs.
  • Female toads tend to be larger than male toads.
  • Toads are nocturnal, which means they are active at night. During the day, they usually rest in trees, burrows, or under leaves.

There are more than 300 species of toads. Toads are native to every continent except Antarctica, Greenland, Madagascar, New Zealand, and New Guinea. Touch a toad, and you will not get any warts! However, if an animal tries to eat a toad, the toad will let out toxic fluids from their warts. The taste is bitter and not at all delicious to a predator!