How To Draw A Giraffe: Easy Step-By-Step Tutorial For Kids

Giraffes are beautiful animals that are sure to attract your child’s attention. Feed their curiosity by teaching them how to draw a giraffe. Giraffes are the tallest terrestrial creatures treading on earth, consuming hundreds of pounds of vegetation each week.

If this phenomenal creature attracts your children, they may enjoy drawing a giraffe for their next assignment. Here are 12 easy steps to draw a giraffe. Let’s get started.

For this fun activity, you will need:

  • A pencil
  • Non-toxic crayons
  • Color pencils
  • Watercolors

How to draw a giraffe step by step?

Here are 12 easy steps to draw a giraffe.

Step 1: Start by drawing the nose of the giraffe drawing. As illustrated in the image, draw a freehand curvy line, curving slightly inwards at the end.

Step 2: Continuing from the first step, draw an inverted U like shape from the top, which is the horn of the giraffe. Stretch the continuing line at the bottom of the giraffe’s nose till it aligns with the horns.


Step 3: Now add another horn, and draw the ear and eye of the giraffe as shown in the picture.


Step 4: Starting from the ear, draw the long neck of the giraffe and from the bottom, draw a parallel line widening towards the end.

Step 5: In this step, we draw the body of the giraffe. Doodle a curvy line from the top portion of the neck and stretch it for about two inches. From the bottom of the neck, draw an arch, which is the beginning of giraffe’s stomach.

Step 6: Draw the hind and front legs of the giraffe by doodling a freehand vertical line, joining from the body in step-5. Let the two legs curve around the knees of the giraffe. To draw the feet, extend the two lines into a hook-like shape.

Step 7: As shown in the illustration, draw two lines to complete the legs of the giraffe and join them with a freehand horizontal line in between, to make the stomach. Draw another leg in the front, leaning forward.

Step 8: Complete the front leg and foot as shown in the image. To draw the other hind leg, start sketching a line from the bottom of the stomach and align another line joining from the left hind leg. Follow the detailing of the feet to match with the illustrations.


Step 9: Draw the giraffe’s tail, and to give your drawing an authentic appearance, sketch tiny hair on the neck. Refer to the illustration.

Step 10: The giraffe’s drawing is incomplete without the beautiful patches. Sketch the patches on the body, covering the neck, face, stomach, legs and the tail.

Step 11: Before you proceed to color your giraffe, check for any changes if required and then finalize the draft.

Step 12: In the final step of this cute giraffe drawing, color the body in yellow shade and patches in hues of brown.

Giraffes are attractive, and kids find them highly fascinating for their pattern and height. Teach your child how to draw a giraffe, as this rejuvenation activity will help your little one refine their skills and show interest in art from a young age. Make sure they are following the steps diligently to get the best result. The activity even helps them be engaged and expand their imagination and creativity. Once they are done, appreciate them and encourage them to draw more.

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Harshita Makvana

Harshita is a graduate in commerce and holds a PG Diploma in Patent and Copyrights Law from NALSAR University. She has also pursued CA and has more than three years of internship experience in auditing. Her love for travelling has taken her to various parts of the world, and writing the travelogues was what brought out her love for content writing.... more