Pteranodon was a large flying reptile, or pterosaur, that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs. It had a wingspan of up to 25 feet. Many of its fossils have been found in the center of the United States.
Millions of years ago, the land we call Kansas was an ocean channel, and Pteranodon soared through the sky there and swooped up fish. The crest on its head may have served as a rudder to help it steer while flying — or it may have just been for display.
Follow the directions below to draw this Pteranodon, and you'll have a chance to see your artwork published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News on Sept. 1, 2018. You could also win four tickets to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, where you will see authentic dinosaur fossils including Tyrannosaurus rex. Other prizes are available for runners-up.
Details for submission are below. Happy drawing! We'll post another art lesson next week.
Children are invited to send or email copies of their work to us at the address or the email below. Phone pictures are fine. One drawing weekly will be selected for publication on Sept. 1 and the selected artists will receive a prize.
Be sure to include your name, age, mailing address, and email or phone number.