How to Draw Clam

How to Draw Clam?


Why not share this post!


Want to know How to draw clam? It’s really easy! Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be able to create a beautiful clam shell in no time. Plus, it’s a fun project the whole family can enjoy. Get started now and you’ll have your masterpiece finished in no time.


Clams are a type of shellfish that can be found in both fresh and salt water. Clams are distinguished from other shellfish by their two hard shells, which are connected by a hinge. Clams vary in size, but most are about the size of a human fist. Clams are filter feeders and use their siphons to draw in water and filter out plankton and other small organisms.

Clams are a popular food source, and can be enjoyed raw, cooked, or as part of another dish. Clams are also a valuable source of pearls, which are formed when a foreign object becomes lodged inside the clam’s shell. Pearls come in a variety of colors and are often used in jewelry.

Draw a Clam

Have you ever drawn a clam? It’s so much fun! You can make them all different sizes and colors. My favorite part is adding the googly eyes. They always make me smile. My kids love drawing clams too. We usually have a competition to see who can draw the best one. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a piece of paper and learn how to draw a clam!

How to Draw Clam Step by Step

Lets get started!

The Step-By-Step Instructions for How to Draw a Clam

Follow the steps to draw this clam that you can color with your kids. 

Step: 1

On white construction paper, draw the shape of the clam with a thick-tipped black marker. Use this line to form the base of the clam.

Step: 2

Draw another vertical line extending up from the right corner of your first line. Repeat this line in the left corner. These two lines complete the base of the shell.

Step: 3

Draw 3rd curved line that fans out from this center point on the left and right sides. Make sure each line touches the vertical line at the base of the shell as it arcs away from the center point. These lines complete the sides of the clamshell.

Step: 4

Place the pencil on the center point of the baseline again. Draw 4th line fanning out from this center point between the lines that form the sides of the clam. Make these lines progressively higher, moving closer to the center of the clam. Make sure the left and right halves of the surface remain symmetrical.

Step: 5

Draw the 5th line to connect the end of each of your venting lines to the bar directly next to it. 

Step: 6

Draw another complex line around the shell parallel to the mainline. Connect it to the mainline at each end.

Step: 7

Now draw the 7th line and make sure these bows remain taller in the center and shorter as they go to the sides. These lines gradually complete your clam drawing.

Step: 8

We are almost there! Now it’s time to draw the last line. Like the top clam, the bottom of the clam will also take on a ruffled/curved appearance. Draw the rest of the lower clam similar to how it was drawn here. 🙂

Step: 9

Now clam drawing is almost completed. All parts of the clam have been drawn.

Step: 10

In this last step, now it’s time to color. We will focus only on the details. You’ll see above all the extra lines I included around the mainline of clam. After this last step, that’s all there is to it! 

Congratulations! Here you have got complete guidance on how to draw clam successfully.

If you like this article about how to draw clam and would like to know more, please comment below.

Like and Share!

Check Out These Drawing Tutorials

Grab the complete printable here:

You can follow every one of our drawings if you subscribe to our club to learn about all the new things. And remember that we are always attentive to any questions or concerns you want to share with us in the comments below. Greetings, and see you very soon in another drawing tutorial!

Share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CraftyThinking Logo
Sarah Thomas - Co-Creator of CraftyThinking

Hi, I'm Sarah!

CraftyThinking is all about striving to inspire creativity in children by allowing them to explore their creative side through art and crafts.

We are about helping parents give their children an outlet to explore their creativity without worrying about the mess or time commitment!

Recent Posts

Let’s Show Them Off!

Did you make this craft with your children, grandchildren or students? We’d love to show them off on our social media! 

Just take a picture of the completed craft and post it in the comments below and use #CraftyThinking.

Like and Share


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Activities in the Winter
Be the First to Know!

Get weekly updates about our latest crafts, educational resources and much more.

Free Parenting Guide

Parenting Guide

Sign up and get your free Parenting Guide Flipbook!