How to Draw Cute Animals – Step by Step Guide

Drawing animals is something all kids learn during kindergarten and pre-school. But every now and then, even adults want to learn to draw cute animals. Be it for a gift card, a funny present, or you are trying your kid to draw, cute animals are just mandatory. With that in mind, today we’ve gathered a collection of step-by-step guides on how to draw cute animals.

Following these illustrations is easy. We are quite sure anyone can do it. All that is left for you to get that pen, paper, and some felt-tip pens, and you are ready to go.


We start off with one of the most popular animals for kids. And that is the baby kitten. Kids are always amazed when they see a kitty. And there is a reason Hello Kitty is one of the most popular brands around the world.  Follow the instructions to learn how to draw this tabby cartoon at. Perfect for beginners.

2. Penguin


If there is one animal that is widely considered cute and adorable, that is the penguin. No matter the age, people love penguins. We are just enchanted when we see them in the zoo, or on TV.

3. Duck

When you think of cute animals, and how to draw cute animals, you just have to learn to draw a duck. This is the animal most of us had with them in the bathroom. Taking a bath is just unimaginable without our friendly duck in the water with us.

4. Dog

There are many dog breeds, but the German Shepherd is widely considered one of the most popular dogs. And it is so easy to draw him. Follow the instructions to learn how to draw puppies and adult dogs. Once you master the German Shepherd, you can try other dogs as well.

5. Panda


Pandas are also widely loved among kids. Even though they are big, their lovely fur makes them hard to resist. You just want to snuggle and hug them at all times. Being that we are teaching kids how to draw cute animals, this panda is also a part unicorn. That makes it that much more adorable and cute.

6. Caticorn

We learned how to draw a kitten, and now we learn how to draw another cute animal for kids. That is a mix between cats and unicorns. The best part about caticorns is you can make them as colorful as you want.

7. Cute cat

If your kids love Hello Kitty, this is the guide for drawing cute animals that you want. This cat is as close as it gets to Hello Kitty. And it is very close to Marie from The Aristocrats, one of the most famous Disney cartoons.

8. Elephant

Elephants are not something you usually consider a cute animal. But the beauty of learning how to draw cute animals is that you are mostly focusing on animals kids would love. And this elephant is like taken out of a Disney cartoon.

9. Pusheen unicorn

The pusheen unicorn, or a cat looking like a unicorn was one of the most popular memes in the past several years. Kids nowadays use the internet a lot, and they know their memes. Here is your chance to teach them how to draw one of the most popular gifs.

10. Dog using letters


We learned previously how you can draw a dog, but this is taking it one step further. Or you can say, this is even easier than before. Basically, you learn how to draw a dog using the letters for the word “dog”. Now that is something else.

11. Bunny rabbit


We have to wait till next year for Easter, but that doesn’t mean we cannot draw some cute bunnies in the meantime. The Easter Bunny is one of the most popular animals among children, so teach them how to draw it.

12. Cute fox


Think of it as the character from the “Fox and the Hound” by Disney. It is a story of a beloved friendship, one that lasts forever, despite obstacles along the way. Even though the fox and the hound live a completely different life, they manage to stay friends forever.

13. Sweet turtle


Almost every kid knows the story of the turtle and the rabbit, and their race. It is one of the most famous kids stories. The “Tortoise and the Hare” is one of Aesop’s most famous fables. Now, your kid can learn how to draw the tortoise, and make it cute in the meantime.

14. Koala

The native to Australia is among the cutest and most adorable animals on the planet. Koalas sleep most of the day, and their thick fur makes them one of the best animals to snuggle with.

15. Dolphin

Any kid that has ever been to any water park remembers the show of the dolphins. These mammals are one of the most extraordinary show you can see at a water park or in a zoo. Kids love them, and they would love to pet them.

16. Cute bats

When we think of bats, we think of those horrendous night creatures. But they can be cute and adorable as well. This tutorial will show you how to draw cute animals that will help you teach your kids that not all bats are scary.

17. Dragon

Another cute animal that belongs in the category of scary. In all children books and fairy tales, the dragon is the one keeping the princess and preventing the prince from marrying her. The prince prevails, but dragons keep their bad reputation. Well, not any more with this cute drawing.

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