How to Draw a Garden Slug

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Garden Slug in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

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 Garden Slug.

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How to Draw a Garden Slug - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw a long wavy line for the top of the body.

Step 2: Add a second, long wavy line for the bottom of the body, nearly connecting the two lines.

Step 3: Draw the first antennae.

Step 4: Draw the second antennae beside the first one.

Step 5: Put a wavy line on the bottom of the body.

Step 6: Illustrate the speckled pattern of the slug with varying sized dots.

Interesting Facts about the Garden Slug

The Garden Slug is a gastropod (meaning “Stomach Foot”) which is the largest class in the animal kingdom – second only to insects. Garden Slugs play an important role in the enviromnet because the eat decomposing vegetation. This actually takes place underground – where ninety-five percent of the slug population currently resides. Garden Slugs have to keep moist because the whole population used to live in the ocean – hence why their skin is wet.

Did you know?

  • Garden Slugs can live up to six years during good weather conditions
  • They can lay up to one hundred eggs several times per year
  • They have both male and female reproductive organs
  • Only five percent of the slug population is above ground
  • Eggs can lay dormant underground for years before hatching

Lesson Plan Idea – Research slugs and find out exactly how they help the environment. Discover their purpose and what could be done to make it better and/or more effective.

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