Cat drawing for kids- A Fun and Easy Guide in 5 Steps!

Written By Ashmita | Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 13th May, 2024

Remember those best school days when we were tasked with drawing, coloring, or painting our favorite animals or toys? Well, now you can ignite that same artistic spark in your child with our step-by-step guide to drawing their favorite animals, such as cats or dogs. 

In this blog, we’ve prepared a simple tutorial for drawing a cat, perfect for kids. So, are you ready to go on a fun journey that’s surely going to bring out the artist in you? Great! Because today, we’re exploring  the wonderful world of cat drawing. In this step-by-step tutorial, we will teach you how to draw a cat in 5 easy steps. So are you ready to have some fun and draw a cute cat? It’s time to create your very own masterpiece! Let’s Go!

Quick Summary

A Fun and Easy Guide of Cat drawing for kids
  1. 1. Basic list of materials
  2. 2. Step-by-Step Guide to Draw a Cat
  3. 3. Final Touches
  4. 4. Tips and Tricks to Draw a Cat
  5. 5. Conclusion


1. Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils 
  • Stable Drawing Surface

2.Step-by-Step Guide to Draw a Cat

Step 1: Draw the head of the cat

Let’s start with the cat’s head. Draw a big circle for its head. Make it slightly flattened on the top and bottom. Don’t worry, the circle does not have to be perfect.

Step 2:  Draw a Belly and pointy ears

Now, draw a long oval shape under the head for the cat’s body. Make sure to add two little triangles on top of the head for ears. You must have seen a cat on the street and noticed their ears. Remember how pointy they were? So try to make the cat’s ears as pointed as possible.

Step 3: Draw the Cat’s Legs and Ears

Now, let’s draw the cat’s legs! 

For the forelegs, draw two straight lines extending downward from the top of the cat’s body. Connect these lines with a gentle curve to form the front feet. For the hind legs, begin by drawing a circle. Erase a small portion at the bottom and extend two lines outward. Connect these lines with a curved line to create the shape of the hind feet.

Also, make the cat’s ears look better by drawing a smaller triangle to represent the inner ear. To outline the cat’s mouth, draw a slightly flattened oval shape.

Step 4: Draw Nose, Eyes, Mouth, and Tail

It’s time to give our cat some facial features. For the eyes,draw  two big circles and darken the circles. Draw a  small oval for the nose and darken the oval with your pencil.  Draw two small inverted U-shaped lines to indicate the cat’s eyebrows.

Remember, cats have really small and cute noses so make sure to not draw it too big. Make sure to add a smaller outline around the cat’s belly and legs,to make it look better.

Add a little curved line for the mouth. Your cat can be smiling or angry – it’s completely up to you! And don’t forget the tail! Cats love to wag their tails when they’re happy so draw a long curve at the end of the back leg. Keep the end of the tail a little bit thicker.

Step 5: Add Small Details

Now it’s time to add the small details that will bring your cat to life. Add 3 long triangles on the cat’s head, its body, and that cute tail. Don’t worry about the pattern too much, you can also create your own pattern if you like! 

Final Touches 

To make your cat look wonderful and lively, color the cat using crayons, or pencil colors. We suggest bright orange for the fur and brown for the triangle patterns. Leave the ends of the cat’s tail and underbelly white. But you can also color the cat according to your wish – black, brown, gray, etc. 

Remember, the only limit is your imagination! At the end,don’t forget to sign your masterpiece!

Congratulations, you’ve drawn a cat! 

Tips and Tricks to Draw a Cat

  • Make sure to have fun! Don’t worry about making it perfect, as there’s nothing called mistakes, just happy accidents.
  • To make your drawing look even better, you can color it or paint it to your liking. Add colors of your choice and make your cat look really colorful and pretty.
  • You can also use a sketch pen to outline the cat to make it look super cute!
  • Practice makes perfect, so keep drawing cats until you become a pro!
  • Don’t be too stressed to make a mistake, and even if you do, you’ve always got an eraser at hand!


Very well done, future artist! You’ve successfully drawn your very own cat. Don’t stop practicing, because that’s how you’ll get better.

There’s no need to follow anybody’s art style, when you can create yours. And never be afraid to try new things. Soon enough you’ll have your very own masterpiece. Sure, it may not be easy at first but the more you do it the more you’ll enjoy it. As long as you have fun, and have a super cute cat drawing by the end, it’s all going to be worth it.

Cat drawing for kids worksheet

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