How to Draw a Skeleton for Kids

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Drawing a skeleton is really pretty simple and is a great activity for kids. Learn how to draw a skeleton for kids with help from an artist in this free video clip.

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Hey guys, it's Chris here, and today I'm going to show you how to draw a skeleton for kids. So I'm going to keep this pretty simple here. I'm basically going to start with the head which is going to be kind of like a keyhole shape. So you're going to start with almost a circle at the top and then bring two lines down and that's going to be the jaw. You're going to draw two dots there for the eyes and then you're going to want to draw almost a rectangle shape for the mouth and don't forget the teeth. So it almost looks like a little keyboard in there. You're going to do just a couple lines going down just for the neck and then you're going to draw a very skinny oval line just for like the breastplate there. Coming out from that oval or snake kind of shape, you're going to do a bunch of connecting ones, so you can do about four or five of those and just make sure that they get a little bit smaller as they go in because when your ribcage is going down, it gets a little more together. And do the same thing on the other side. Don't forget the shoulder blades which are two more ovals and then start doing the bones. The way I like to do it is I like to do a couple lines first and then finish them off with almost like a little heart shape kind of at the bottom, just kind of like a regular bone how that kind of looks and do the same thing on the other side. And in the arms there's always two bones and because we're doing this simple we're just going to do two of the same. Just kind of do the same thing on the other side there and for the hands if you want you can just do five fingers, usually when you're looking at hands that are draped down to your side you're going to see the thumbs are more towards the ribcage. So what we're going to do is we're going to keep the longer fingers on the outside and the one smaller one on the inside and we're going to do the same thing on the other side as well, there we go. And now we can't forget the hipbone. So what we're going to do for that is we're going to do two ovals like that and one more like that and then we're going to do the same thing with the bones as we did on the arms going down and there's also a kneecap. So you're just going to draw two ovals or two circles for the kneecaps and then do the same thing again as the bones for the bottom part of the legs. And then for the feet you can do the same thing as the hands if you want, just make sure you get five of them in there because you don't want to have one less toe than are really there. You do the same thing on the other side and there you go, a skeleton for kids guys. Thanks.

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