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.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Use a black pen to add a small circle to the left of your page, and surround this with six smaller circles.
Add two small circles inside each of these larger circles, one large and one smaller.
Add a curved outline around the edge of the main circles.
Add another group of small circles to the right of this shape you have just created.
Add a curved shape inside each of these small circles.
Add a “teardrop” shape to the right, and add a small mark to the right of this.
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.
Add two wavy lines to the top and bottom of this “tail”.
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.
Add a wavy “fish” shape to the bottom of this.
Add two “tails” inside the back of the shape…
Add a small crescent moon just in front of this, and then add a mark to the front of the face.
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.
Add two small legs to the bottom of the body, with three sections for toes.
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.
Add two feet in front of this, and join this to the back leg with a curved line.
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.
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.
Add small circles to the main body of the frog.
Now, add the outline of the front of another frog to the right of this…
Add a small leg below this, and bring a curved triangle across to the left.
Add a leg to the back of this…
And then an eye to the top of the head, and then a mark below for the mouth.
Add a curve to the back for the back leg…
And then add another leg to the front, just above the first.
Add small circles to the body of this frog.
Add details to the frogs to complete the outlines.
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.
Use a pink pen for the spots of color on the cheeks.
Now, use a light green pen for the main body of the frogs and tadpoles.
Use a yellow pen for the rest of the shapes on the left…
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!