In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Hispaniolan Treefrog in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Hispaniolan Treefrog.
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How to Draw a Hispaniolan Treefrog - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Start with the head, You will need two wide, staring eyes and two dots for nostrils
Step 2: From the top, curve a line around for the body
Step 3: Draw the front leg, bent, with three toes
Step 4: Repeat with the other front leg
Step 5: Draw the hind leg, bent again, with a line between it and the front leg, connecting the two and completing the body
Step 6: Draw the other hind leg on the other side of the body
Interesting Facts about the Hispaniolan Treefrog
The only place where this tree frog occurs in nature is on the island of Hispaniola. However, they have been introduced to both the Dominican Republic as well as Haiti, where they have also become quite a common, even abundant, species. They live in a large variety of environments, ranging from sea level to six thousand feet above sea level, and can be found anywhere from open grasslands to dense forests. However, they will always choose a location near bodies of water, either permanent or temporary. This is essential to their breeding process.
Did you know?
- This tree frog is brownish with a light speckling pattern that allows it to blend in easily with the trees of their habitat.
- Their eyes are very large and protrude from the tops of the sides of the head.
- The Hispaniola tree frog is capable of being either aquatic or terrestrial, giving it the status as a semi-aquatic animal.
- Depending on their location, this frog will lay its eggs in ponds or in puddles, or even within water-holding plants.
- Despite their name, this tree frog doesn’t always live in trees.
- Their eyes may appear black, golden or red in color.
Arts and Crafts Activity Notes: Provide a singular tree backdrop to be used by every participant in this activity. Proceed to draw the tree frog and then make and distribute copies to everybody involved, enough for everyone to have at least one. Instruct them to color their frogs with colors similar to those of trees in your area, and then carefully cut them out with scissors. Proceed to have each participant tape their frog firmly down to the backdrop, either a realistic image of a tree or an actual tree in your area. After this is done, have them stand back and try to count how many there are. Can they find all of these cleverly camouflaged frogs?