Easy How to Draw a Chameleon Tutorial and Chameleon Coloring Page
Chameleons are fascinating lizards that can change the color of their skin to hide or signal their mood. This fun and easy chameleon tutorial is ideal for younger elementary students, as the simple shapes and bright colors are well suited to their abilities and imagination.
Working with Drawing Guides
Step 1: Fold the paper in half, crease it, and unfold it. Step 2: Draw the chameleon’s head to the right of the vertical line, just above the horizontal line, and the body lines to the left of the head.
Materials for a Chameleon Drawing
Prang Crayons are softer than other crayons, so they sometimes look like oil pastels, and Crayola has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that are a bit richer and warmer.
Time Lapse Drawing of the Chameleon
With the red button below, you can easily download this drawing as a coloring page, which you can then save to your desktop. Use it for younger students who want to join in the coloring fun, or as a full-size visual aid.
Directions for How to Draw a Chameleon Step by Step
How to Draw a Chameleon: Draw a quarter circle for the head, a simple body behind the head, and two short legs with a marker. Trace with a marker and color.
Chameleons drawn by Students
Samaya B., age 5, and Samaya A., age 4, took these photos of a cute chameleon on Instagram.
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How do you make a chameleon?
How to Make an Origami Chameleon in a Day
- Step 1) Fold and unfold the paper in half both ways, then fold the top and bottom to the center.
- Step 2) Fold and unfold both sides to the center.
What is a good name for a chameleon?
Chameleon Names: 50 of the Best
What is a chameleon’s natural habitat?
Chameleons can be found in a wide range of environments, including rainforests, lowlands, deserts, semi-deserts, scrub savannas, and even mountains; many live in trees, but others live in grass, small bushes, fallen leaves, or dry branches.
How do you draw ideas?
Ideas for Drawing: Imagination
- Create an alternate cover for your favorite book or album.
- Illustrate a scene from your favorite song.
- Draw a scene or character from your favorite book.
- Illustrate your favorite fairy-tale.
- Invent your own insects.