In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Green Grasshopper in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Green Grasshopper.
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How to Draw a Green Grasshopper - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Draw a tiny head with two long antennae.
Step 2: Add two thin legs sticking out of the bottom of the head.
Step 3: Add a long, bent hind leg that looks like an upside-down "V".
Step 4: Now draw a large wing that extends down the length of the entire animal.
Step 5: Draw a small, segmented abdomen on the underside.
Step 6: Add a second hind leg.
Step 7: Draw two shorter legs in the front, and your grasshopper is complete.
Interesting Facts about the Green Grasshopper
Grasshoppers can survive in several different habitats ranging from tropical rainforests, to ponds, and from meadows to the desert. Their body coloring provides cover and defense in their habitat. Their eardrum is on its abdomen and it can detect rhythms but not sound. They can travel up to two hundred times longer than their body in only one jump.
Did you know?
- They belong to the Orthoptera family
- There are over eleven thousand species of Grasshoppers
- Grasshoppers are a symbol of luck in Japan
- Females lay twenty to forty eggs in a clutch
- Certain species are endangered due to habitat loss
Lesson Plan Idea – Measure the height of all children and have a “Farthest Jump” contest. Using their heights, find out which student jumped the farthest to declare a winner. Did anyone jump their whole body height?