How to Draw a Lugworm

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Lugworm in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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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 Lugworm.

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How to Draw a Lugworm - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: We are going to draw a Lugworm! First, draw the head, which has a small ball on its nose and a few small bumps.

Step 2: The next step is to draw the long body. There is segment between the head and the body, so draw a small notch and draw the body curved like a backwards ‘c’.

Step 3: Next, we are going to draw the detail on the worm. Add lines around the head, in the notch, and randomly on the body. The lines should be slightly curved to show that it is round.

Step 4: The last step is to draw the end of the tail.

Interesting Facts about the Lugworm

Also known as the sandworm, the Lugworm is a marine worm that are rarely seen on the surface spending most of their lives digging through moist sand. Lugworms found in Europe can grow to be 9in (23cm) long and up to 12in (30.5cm) in North America.

Did you know?

  • Lugworms have midsections are lined with bristles and a pair of feathery gills that work alongside a well-developed blood vessel system.
  • After creating a burrow in the sand Lugworms rarely come to the surface, staying underground for weeks at a time.
  • Lugworms are often dug up by people out of curiosity or to use them as live fishing bait.
  • The average lifespan of a Lugworm is 5-6 years.
  • Lugworms have the ability to regenerate their tail sections the same way lizards can.

Lesson plan note: Lugworms spend most of their lives underground in u-shaped burrows. To help students understand Lugworms better take a a small aquarium filled with moist beach-like sand and build a Lugworm burrow. Show students how the worms make the burrow and how they stay in it for so long.