How To Draw Cartoons For Kids? - Step by Step Guide


Children love cartoons and are always fascinated by how colorful, funny and cute they look. If you are wondering how to draw cartoons for kids, this post is for you. Teaching your little one how to draw cartoons is a great way to spend some fun time with them, and it also allows their imagination to wander off the roof. The whole exercise can also serve as a great bonding session with your child. So here, we have penned down a couple of incredibly exciting cartoon drawing ideas that will help you trace out the best form of the cartoons your child loves. Read on to learn more about it.

Drawing With Kids: Drawing is great for your kid, especially if he does not feel confident enough to express himself. It will enable him to put across his thoughts, feelings and ideas. Drawing can also help in developing interpersonal skills, increase his attention span and help him develop self-managing techniques. Apart from math and chemistry, kids also need to develop their visionary skills.

Keep a portfolio of their work and after a few months they will see a remarkable improvement in their drawing skills. Drawing improves with time; the ability to understand the use of colors and shapes increases with practice and with age. It is very important to inculcate drawing hours with your kids in their routine.

To teach how to draw cartoons for kids, start with basic shapes.

  • A Rectangle
  • A Circle
  • A Triangle
  • A Square
  • An Oval
  • Now ask them to round the corners
  • Then add ears to these shapes
  • Add Hair
  • Now make them add eyes, nose and mouth to each of the above shapes
  • Color the faces and you will be surprised with the result.

The best thing about cartoon drawing for kids is that it is simply meant to suggest things like mouth, eyes, nose and hair. It is not sketching and hence does not have to be perfect.

How To Draw A Baby Chick:

Step By Step Tutorial:

  1. Divide the page into four halves with the help of a ruler.
  1. Using top two lines, draw a circle in between the page.
  1. Now, draw the body using two U’s and join them to the face.
  1. Erase the neckline, so that you see a chick.
  1. Draw the eyes and the beak.
  1. Draw a circle from the eye to make it look real.
  1. Now draw the wings and give finishing touches to the face.
  1. Add the feet with the paws.
  1. Draw some grass and add a sun.
  1. Now color the baby chick.

Learn To Draw Oswald The Moose:

Once the kid learns how to draw a cartoon character, he can then learn to play around and decorate it.

Step By Step Tutorial:

  1. Begin by drawing a big oval, and then draw a small horizontal oval just beneath it.
  1. Now it’s time to trace the outline of the oval and delete them.
  1. For the eyes, draw two large ovals and two small ovals inside them. Color the inner ovals to give them effect. Do not forget the eyebrows.
  1. At the bottom of the face, draw two small ovals as nose.
  1. Make the ears by drawing half circles and then drawing horizontal lines within them.
  1. Along the bottom of the face, draw a half circle with smaller half circles for the mouth.
  1. Now draw a wavy line starting from the right ear and connect it to the face to complete the antlers.
  1. And you have your moose.

Now For A Little Tougher Character, Let’s Draw Alvin From The Movie Alvin And The Chipmunks.

Step By Step Tutorial:

  • Lightly sketch a circle and then draw an oval at the bottom of the circle. The oval looks like a hot dog.
  • Now draw a curved line, going down from the center of Alvin’s face.
  • Darken the circle and the oval with another color.
  • Now draw the eyes, place the eyes just where the hot dog starts, then do the eyebrow.
  • Now draw a circle within the eye and a little-curved line on the right side and a curved line on the left side of the eye.
  • Now draw a backward number 7, starting from the brow and Alvin is ready.

Little Secrets To Good Drawing:

  • Kids must always use a pencil.
  • Keep the strokes light.
  • Depending on the level of skill, ask them to use single and steady strokes.

How to Draw A Patrick Starfish:

Step By Step Tutorial:

  • Start with drawing a big circle.
  • Draw a half triangle or cone on the circle, it should look like a huge cone on the circle.
  • Draw two smaller cones on each side of the bigger cone, slightly overlapping the bigger cone.
  • Now draw two small cones and the feet below the circle.
  • Draw a slight curve starting at left side and ending at right side..It should look like a smiley on the face.
  • That’s it for the rough sketch.
  • On the big cone, draw a circle, That’s the eye of the starfish. Complete it with a small circle within and color the small circle.
  • Our starfish is facing left, so draw another eye just close to the first. Your second eye should be coming out of the bigger cone, don’t worry, we need it that way.
  • Draw a slant line as eyebrow.
  • Now draw a smiley, the bigger cone will now look like the face of starfish.
  • Follow the pictures to draw the mouth or you can let the kid use his imagination.
  • We are now ready, your kid can now color the fish and have fun.


You must have a basic understanding of “How to draw cartoons for kids? especially if they admire cartoon characters. Let your child use their imagination and creativity while drawing. You may start with basic shapes, including circles, squares, or triangles, to outline the face and add eyes, nose, and facial expressions. Using step-by-step diagrams can help the kids draw a cartoon character perfectly. You may begin with easy-to-draw cartoon characters, such as baby chick or Oswald, the mouse, and gradually teach tough ones such as Patrick starfish when your child acquires basic drawing skills.


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Debolina Raja

Debolina Raja came into the writing world while she was playing around with words and participating in various literary events. In the professional world, she found her writing interest in various genres such as health, wellness, parenting, relationship, and brand management. Having done a Masters degree in English literature from Delhi University, she loves reading, heading out on road trips, hibernating... more