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In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Starfish in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a starfish. Simply follow along with each step, drawing the portion shown in red for each step. Then, in just a few minutes you’ll have a simple and easy starfish drawing!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Starfish drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about starfish you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Starfish have five or more arms radiating from a central disc in a star shape, giving them their common name.
  • Their arms and disc are covered in small, protective bumps called spines which contain pedicellaria that help defend against predators.
  • Starfish eat clams, mussels and other mollusks by everting their stomach out of their mouths to digest prey externally.
  • They use thousands of tiny tube feet lined with suction cups to move, grasp prey and crawl in tidal zones and oceans worldwide.
  • Some species can regenerate lost arms if they become detached. New arms will regrow from the central disc.
  • Starfish breathe through their skin and have no eyes but can detect light and chemicals in the water.
  • Different starfish species range in color from purple, orange, yellow or green and may have unique textures like bumps or ridges.
  • Their skeletons are made of calcium carbonate plates arranged in five groups radiating from the central disc.
  • Starfish have been important predators maintaining balance in marine ecosystems by feeding on mollusks.
  • Ancient Greeks associated starfish with stars in the sky due to their symmetrical limb arrangements.

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You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Starfish – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Lesson

Step 1: Begin by drawing the shape of a large star.

how to draw a starfish

Step 2: The rest is easy, simply draw a series of circles in a straight line.

how to draw a starfish

Step 3: Draw circles out to each of the starfish’s legs.

how to draw a starfish

Step 4: Circles on the third leg.

how to draw a starfish

Step 5: More circles..

how to draw a starfish

Step 6: Draw the last circles on the fifth leg.

how to draw a starfish

Well Done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Starfish, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your ocean friend look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your Starfish drawing.

how to draw a starfish


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Starfish! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a starfish is with plenty of practice!

Are you looking for another sea floor creature to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a CRAB?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Crab.

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