How to Draw and Label the Life Cycle of a Frog

Of all the lifecycles in the animal kingdom, the humble frog has perhaps the most curious and unusual experience of all, with a number of distinct stages, all of which tend to be totally different. Want to learn more? Then read on for all you need to know about the life cycle of a frog.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Use a black pen to add a small circle to the left of your page, and surround this with six smaller circles.


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Add two small circles inside each of these larger circles, one large and one smaller.


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Add a curved outline around the edge of the main circles.


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Add another group of small circles to the right of this shape you have just created.


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Add a curved shape inside each of these small circles.


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Add a “teardrop” shape to the right, and add a small mark to the right of this.


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Add two small circles behind this mark, dividing the top one into two sections with a curved line. Add a small half-shape to the right side of this shape.


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Add two wavy lines to the top and bottom of this “tail”.


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Now, add two wavy lines to the right side, joining these at the sides to create points. Extend the line across on the right slightly.


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Add a wavy “fish” shape to the bottom of this.


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Add two “tails” inside the back of the shape…


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Add a small crescent moon just in front of this, and then add a mark to the front of the face.


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Draw a smaller circle in front of the crescent, and then a larger one in front of this for the eye. Add a small “C” shape inside the eye, and then a mark to the front of the face.


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Add two small legs to the bottom of the body, with three sections for toes.


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Add another leg to the front of this, and bring a line up on the right, curving this across to the left. Bring another line up from the left of the leg, and take this to a point, and then across to the right, add a “bump”, and bring the line down towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page.


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Add two feet in front of this, and join this to the back leg with a curved line.


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Now, bring a line up from the top of the front legs, and add a point for the front of the frog’s face. Add a curved line for the mouth.


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Add an eye to the top of the head, with a smaller black shape inside, and then add a half-circle shape to the side.


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Add small circles to the main body of the frog.


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Now, add the outline of the front of another frog to the right of this…


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Add a small leg below this, and bring a curved triangle across to the left.


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Add a leg to the back of this…


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And then an eye to the top of the head, and then a mark below for the mouth.


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Add a curve to the back for the back leg…


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And then add another leg to the front, just above the first.


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Add small circles to the body of this frog.


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Add details to the frogs to complete the outlines.


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Grab a green pen. Shade the small details on each of the larger shapes – the spots on the larger frogs, the stripes on the tadpoles, and the details on the first two shapes.


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Use a pink pen for the spots of color on the cheeks.


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Now, use a light green pen for the main body of the frogs and tadpoles.


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Use a yellow pen for the rest of the shapes on the left…


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And then add the labels from left to right: “EGGS”, “EMBRYO”, “TADPOLE”, “TADPOLE WITH 2 LEGS”, “FROGLET”, “ADULT FROG”, and then join these with an arrow between each label.


And just like that, you have uncovered the six stages that make up the life cycle of a frog – why not spend some time discovering a little more about these creatures; they are well worth the time and effort!

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