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Draw Joy Sikorski's Pterodactyl!
Squeaky Chalk Drawing Lessons : How to Draw a Pterodactyl

Draw a Pterodactyl Dinosaur Flying Bird!

How to Draw a Pterodactyl

Drawing Lesson #25 from Squeaky Chalk and other FUN things to DRAW (and do) when there is nothing to do! by Joy Sikorski

Not quite Jurassic Park, but plenty dinosaurish this flying bird (or dinosaur thingy) is. Learn how to draw your own Pterodactyl with Joy's fun drawing lesson, and then take a look and see what we did with our own drawings at the end.

Pterodactyl Lesson from Squeaky Chalk © 2000 by Joy Sikorski

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© 2000 Joy Sikorski. All rights reserved.

Joy SikorskiJoy Sikorski (1952-2009) was the best-selling author of How to Draw a Radish and other inspiring 'how to draw' books featured in bookshops of art museums nationwide. More »

Our Squeaky Chalk Pterodactyl

Pterodactyl Dinosaur Flying Bird

Our Pterodactyl Made Into a 3D Sculpture

3D Sculpture of Pterodactyl Flying Dinosaur Bird

Din-o-mite! Pterodactyl Paper Sculpture

By Chris Dunmire

Create your own mini Jurassic Park with this creatively fun Pterodactyl paper sculpture based on Joy Sikorski's free dinosaur drawing lesson.

As you can see, you don't always have to limit your playful drawings to flat paper! To make this fun Pterodactyl sculpture, follow the step-by-step directions below.

Project Materials & Tools:

  • Thick colored paper for your flying dinosaur
  • Newspaper and shredded colored (or painted) paper for the nest
  • Three or four of thin craft wires to hold the Ptero in place
  • Pencil
  • Thick black marker
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue

Project Instructions:

  1. Using Joy Sikorski's above drawing lesson, draw a Pterodactyl on thick colored card stock or reinforced construction paper (construction paper glued to card stock). Draw with pencil first, and then outline the picture with a thick, black marker.
  2. Cut out the Pterodactyl, leaving 1/8" empty border around the black outline.
  3. Build the nest by sculpting a base with plain newspaper and then gluing shredded colored paper inside and out.
  4. Attach the Pterodactyl to the nest by gluing or taping the thin wires to its back and sticking them deep into the nest.
  5. Optional: Add some "empty" decorated eggs into the nest and you have yourself one fine Pterodactyl Momma!

Updated 12/17/13