How to Draw an Indian Krait

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

The images above represent 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 Indian Krait.

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How to Draw an Indian Krait - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw a small, oval shaped head, with a dot for an eye

Step 2: Draw a long, wavy, curve, squiggley line for the body. Make it as long as you want

Step 3: Repeat this line beside the first, leaving space between and connecting at the end for the tail

Step 4: Fill in the body with several stripes (lines)

Interesting Facts about the Indian Krait

The Indian krait, also called the blue krait, is a snake that ranges from three feet to five feet, nine inches in length. Males tend to be significantly longer, with proportionately longer tails than females. All krait have a rounded tail, small eyes and polished-looking scales that occur in up to seventeen rows, usually blue or black in color while their upper lips and belly are typically white. This species is found in Peninsular India, as well as Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. They can usually be found in or near water, and are not uncommonly seen in areas populated by humans.

Did you know?

  • They like to live in fields with low shrubbery.
  • In urban areas, the Indian krait can be seen residing in termite mounds, brick piles, rat holes and even inside peoples’ homes.
  • They tend to eat other snakes, including cannibalizing on other krait. Additionally they dine on rodents, lizards and frogs. Clearly, these snakes are carnivorous.
  • Nocturnal for the most part, they tend to be very sluggish during the day.
  • At night, however, the Indian krait becomes much more active and less docile than it is while the sun is up. It is during the nighttime hours that this snake can be seen hissing and striking at nuisances.

Arts and Crafts Activity Notes: Draw the krait and produce enough copies for each participant to have one. Don’t draw the scales when creating the krait, because the participants will then draw their own scale pattern on their snakes, which will then be colored with markers, colored pencils or crayons. Once the kraits are colored in, instruct participants to cut them out carefully and with safety scissors. Using glue, then fix the snakes onto an urban backdrop-or alternatively, have students bring in pictures of their homes to give this project a personalized touch.

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