How to Draw a Beaver
Where would you begin drawing a beaver? If you are a beginner, it is best to draw a beaver in stages. Do a general outline first and then gradually add more and more details. Sketching a beaver shouldn't be too difficult if you start by applying light pencil strokes. Let's learn how to draw a beaver step by step.
Your drawing should go smoothly if you start by drawing eight squares and than add few circles and ovals, as shown in my picture.
At this point you should see how these shapes would be gradually transformed into the outline of a beaver's body.
It is easy to draw a few lines for the legs and head. Add two lines for the tail.
Now is the time to erase extra contour lines. Your drawing of beaver is almost complete!
Make changes to your drawing now, if necessary.
As a final step, you just need to color in the beaver. Use brief light strokes of pencil or colored pencils.
Look, it's as if the beaver came to life!
Fun Beaver Facts for Kids
Learn a few amazing facts about Beavers.
Beavers can be found in the forests of North America, Europe, and Asia. These large rodents live near the water, where they have plenty of food -along rivers, in ponds, and lakes.
These rodents live in colonies of 2 to 12 beavers.
Beavers are herbivores, so their diet consists of leaves, bark, twigs, roots, and water plants.
Beavers have very short legs and a long flat tail, so they do not move well on land but are graceful and agile in the water.
By gnawing trees, beavers build dumps and domelike homes. They build dumps that block streams of river. The domelike home is built in deep waters so the entrance does not freeze in the winter.
Families of beavers together with young kits live in this kind of dwelling.
Beavers are great swimmers. They swim at speed of up to ten kilometers an hour. Their webbed feet on hind legs and flat tail help them move quickly and easily in the water.
Beavers are good divers and can remain underwater for 15 minutes. Their skin is naturally oily and keeps them warm like a dry suit of a scuba diver. Their transparent eyelids function much like goggles of divers.
A beaver weighs about 60 pounds and is approximately 3 feet long. Its flat tail may be more than a foot long.
Beavers do not hibernate because two months in the winter (January and February) is the mating season for these animals.