18 Amazing Bug Drawings for a Great Adventure

You see them at the park, in school, and even in your own backyard. They may be tiny but their contribution to our ecosystem is humongous. Yes, I’m talking about the mighty bugs and this post will be all about them. Find the best bug drawings the kids can do below.

Bugs come in different sizes and colors. They also each have unique abilities that make them stand out from the rest. Bugs are one of nature’s marvelous inhabitants and I’m sure kids will learn a thing or two about them while drawing these critters.

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5 Easy Bugs to Draw

1. Adorable Ladybug Drawing

Adorable Ladybug Drawing
Photo Credit: How to Draw for Kids

Ladybugs are one of the prettiest bugs out there. Their red body with black spots makes them easy to spot as well.

Plus, their diet consists of other smaller critters that damage the crops of the farmers.

This drawing from How to Draw for Kids will give you a closer look at these helpful creatures.

2. Cute Bug Drawing

Cute Bug Drawing
Photo Credit: Dreamstime

Have you seen a cucumber beetle in your backyard?

They are yellow beetles with horizontal black lines as seen in this tutorial of Dreamstime.

Follow these easy steps to get this tiny bug on paper.

3. Cool Beetle Drawing

Cool Beetle Drawing
Photo Credit: I Heart Crafty Things

Let I Heart Crafty Things show you how to perfect your beetle drawing.

Unlike other bugs, beetles aren’t as colorful and have a dark color tone most of the time.

This tutorial will make your drawing look realistic and with depth despite using fewer colors.

4. Brown Bug Drawing

Brown Bug Drawing
Photo Credit: Dreamstime

Some bugs also have pinchers as seen in this cute drawing of Dreamstime.

Kids won’t be intimidated by drawing the pinchers because the step-by-step tutorial is easy to follow.

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5. Cute Yellow Bug Drawing

Cute Yellow Bug Drawing
Photo Credit: How to Draw for Kids

This yellow bug drawing from How to Draw for Kids will crawl its way into your heart.

It’s easy to draw because it starts with an oblong followed by another oblong.

Draw in some details and you’ve got yourself this tiny bug drawing.

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6. Harlequin Bug Drawing

Harlequin Bug Drawing
Photo Credit: We Draw Animals

Harlequin bugs have a unique pattern on their bodies which makes them one-of-a-kind.

Try drawing it yourself and use this drawing guide from We Draw Animals.

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7. Stink Bug Drawing

I guarantee that your drawing of a stink bug won’t stink because Athaya Drawing‘s video tutorial will be super helpful to unleash your inner artist.

It will show you how to do the initial sketches up to the final touches of the bug to make it look like it’s drawn by a pro.

8. Stag Beetle Drawing

Stag Beetle Drawing
Photo Credit: We Draw Animals

This stag beetle drawing from We Draw Animals should also make it to your drawing list.

It may take time for kids to perfect this drawing but it will enhance and improve their talent one try at a time.

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9. Leaf Bug Drawing

Leaf Bug Drawing
Photo Credit: We Draw Animals

The best thing about this leaf bug tutorial from We Draw Animals is that your child will have the creative freedom to color it with whatever color they want!

Leaf bugs imitate leaves and come in a variety of colors so whatever your kid chooses will still make their drawing look realistic.

10. Bed Bug Drawing

Bed Bug Drawing
Photo Credit: Drawing Tutorials 101

Don’t worry because this bed bug drawing from Drawing Tutorials 101 won’t bite.

This will give bed bugs a new name because instead of being pests that we try to avoid in our homes, they’ll take the center stage for our next item.

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11. Gnat Bug Drawing

Learn how to draw some cool bug wings through this video tutorial of TvdrawingVideos.

This gnat bug drawing will be a challenging but fun project for your kids because of its detailed and lifelike features.

12. Green Bug Drawing

Green Bug Drawing
Photo Credit: I Heart Crafty Things

Is green the favorite color of your child? Then they’ll love this green bug drawing from I Heart Crafty Things.

Aside from teaching how to draw this epic bug, this tutorial also gives tips on how to blend colors to make the transition of colors more seamless as seen in the bug above.

13. How to Draw a Beetle

How to Draw a Beetle
Photo Credit: How to Draw for Kids

Beetles are cool and we can’t get enough of them so we decided to include another drawing of a beetle and this time it’s from How to Draw for Kids.

In just nine steps, you’ll be able to create this six-legged bug without breaking a sweat.

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14. Filk Drawing

Filk Drawing
Photo Credit: Drawing Tutorials 101

Filk is a smart and brave ant that likes to invent things with the hopes of improving his colony’s life.

Drawing Tutorials 101 will show the kids how to draw this iconic character so they too can create wonderous things starting with something simple like drawing the nerdy Filk.

15. Hopper Drawing

Hopper may be the main antagonist of A Bug’s Life but he’ll be the main star of our next project.

Draw his scrunched face and menacing expression by watching this video tutorial of Loco Coco.

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16. Heimlich from A Bug’s Life Drawing

Heimlich from A Bug's Life Drawing
Photo Credit: Drawing Tutorials 101

Heimlich the Caterpillar is one of the most lovable insects in the film.

His round structure and bubbly personality make it hard not to like him.

Let your kids have a go at drawing him with the help of Drawing Tutorials 101.

17. Princess Atta Sketch

Princess Atta Sketch
Photo Credit: Drawing Tutorials 101

Princess Atta is an example of a good leader that always thinks about the welfare of her colony.

She takes her responsibilities seriously to keep the colony safe and sound, especially from the wrath of the grasshoppers.

This drawing of the princess from Drawing Tutorials 101 will guide the kids into drawing the ant royalty.

18. Dot Drawing

Dot Drawing
Photo Credit: Drawing Tutorials 101

Dot is a great example of a bug because despite her size she continuously tries to do great things like her idol Filk.

With her big round eyes and small stature, this drawing from Drawing Tutorials 101 is undoubtedly a must-do.

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Small But Impactful Creatures

There may be a good reason for bugs having a bad name but they’re not the antagonist in our environment. Some help in preserving crops, maintaining the balance of the ecosystem, and much more. They may be small but their impact on our world is incalculable.

I hope that these bug drawings will serve as an eye-opener to kids and will teach them to appreciate and respect these tiny creatures we live with here on Earth.

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