Ant Drawing for Kids: Easy Step-by-Step Guide in Just 5 Minutes!

Written By Sudha| Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 20th May, 2024

Ants are tiny but mighty insects that live in big groups called colonies. They move around carrying food on their backs and building intricate tunnels underground. Did you know ants have super strength for their size? Plus, bonus: ants are super easy to draw!

As parents, we can make drawing fun and easy for our little ones by starting early and keeping it simple. While kids may be learning drawing at some of the finest schools, as parents you can also help their education by including playful learning activities at home. For instance, alongside teaching them how to draw, we can teach them about the qualities of ants, sparking their curiosity and creativity in equal measure.

Follow this simple guide to help your kiddo draw their very own ant. There’s also a worksheet attached at the end to help them practice!

Quick Summary

Ant drawing for kids
  1. A Basic List of Materials
  2. Step-by-Step Guide to draw a ant
  3. Final Touches
  4. Tips and Tricks to draw a ant
  5. Conclusion


1.  A Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or coloured pencils
  • Stable Drawing Surface

2. Easy Ant Drawing for Kids : Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Outline the Body

Use a compass or any round object to outline three circles. Draw two bigger circles with a smaller circle in the middle overlapping the bigger ones as shown in the image.

Step 2: Modify the tail

Now draw a pointed end over the last circle to create the ant’s tail end. Do this by erasing the outer line of the circle you drew before and complete those erased lines from the circle in an inverted U. Now the last big circle will look like an egg. Now erase the overlapping part of the middle circle to make the drawing look neater.

Step 3: Draw the face

Now draw two smaller circles next to each other over the first circle to form the ant’s eyes. Draw a smaller circle within each and shade it fully by leaving a tiny semi circle to make the eyes sparkle. Then draw a curved line within the first circle to make the ant smile!

Step 4: Complete the body

Add two antennas coming up from both the eyes. Draw the antennas by drawing a straight line coming up and then curve to the side to form an inverted ‘L’ shape. 

Now let’s draw the ant’s legs by drawing three lines coming out from the middle circle and then bending it downwards as shown in the image.

Final Touches

Add a splash of colour to bring your ant to life! You can colour your ant using crayons, coloured pencils, or markers. You can make your ant look ant or black.

Tips and Tricks on hen drawing for kids

  • Take your time and have fun! Drawing is all about expressing yourself, so don’t worry about making it perfect.
  • If you make a mistake, don’t stress. Use your eraser and try again.
  • Practice makes perfect, so keep drawing until you become a pro!
  • To make your drawing more detailed, you can draw a few more ants around it to form a colony of ants. 
  •  If you’re unsure about how to draw certain features, don’t hesitate to use reference pictures.


Congratulations on finishing your ant drawing! Hope you had fun and learned a thing or two about these clever little critters along the way. Remember, the key to becoming a great artist is practice, practice, practice! Keep following simple guides like this one, and before you know it, you’ll be drawing all sorts of amazing things. 

Just remember, even the most complex drawings can be broken down into simple shapes and lines. Start by practicing your skills using the worksheet attached below!

Ant drawing for kid Worksheet

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