Easy steps to Make Cow Drawing for Kids

Written By Pamily| Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 17th May, 2024

If your child is enrolled in any international schools, you know how much they encourage participation in extracurricular activities like drawing, singing, dancing, and more. We are here to help you support your child in drawing and coloring a cow with an easy step-by-step guide.

Cows are big, cheerful animals with black and white patches on their bodies. They have big, gentle eyes and cute noses. They munch on grass and hay in the meadows, making ‘moo-moo’ sounds all day.

In this blog, we have created a step-by-step guide to help you with the cow drawing. We have also attached a downloadable worksheet for your child to practice in a better way. Let us begin!

Quick Summary

Step-by-Step Cow Drawing for Kids
  1. Basic List of Materials
  2. Step-by-Step Guide for Drawing a Cow
  3. Final Touches
  4. Tips and Tricks to Draw 
  5. Conclusion


1.  Basic List of Materials

Here is a list of materials you need for drawing and coloring the cute cow:

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

2. Step-by-Step Guide for Drawing the Cow

Cows are amazing animals that live on farms and love to munch on green grass all day. They give us yummy milk, which we use to make delicious treats like ice cream and cheese. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you draw a beautiful cow:

Step 1: Draw the ovals. 

Draw two straight lines, crossing each other in the middle like a big plus sign. Now, draw two ovals around the top and bottom parts of the lines, as shown in the picture. The ovals do not need to be perfectly symmetrical.

Step 2: Create the body parts. 

Draw two small ovals on top of the head for the ears. Then, draw four oblong shapes for the legs: two in the front and two in the back, and make four parallelograms for the foot. Add a line down the middle of the face to guide the placement of the eyes, nose, and mouth later. Finally, draw a small oblong at the bottom of the body to create the tail.

Step 3: Add horns and facial details. 

Above the forehead, draw two curved lines that will look like horns, one on each side. Under the forehead, draw two small circles for the eyes. Within each ear, add another arch shape, and at the tail’s end, draw a teardrop shape. Lastly, give the cow a smiling mouth.

Step 4: Modify. 

Now, give the cow some funny hair on its head, that looks like a bunch of grass. Carefully erase any extra lines that are overlapping each other. Add two tiny circles in the middle of the face, just below the horizontal line, to represent the nose. Also, add a double lining inside the eyes to add depth.

Step 5: Draw the body patches.

Now, you can erase the plus sign lines and add some patterns or blob shapes all over the body of the cow. You can refer to the picture.

Step 6: Color it.

Now, color the cow using pink for the ears and nose area. Use brown for the body patches and horns. Add dark brown for the cow’s hair. For the eyes, use shades of black. You can play around with different shades of the same color family to make it more bright and beautiful.

Final Touches

While you are drawing, take your time and pay close attention to the details. Carefully erase any unwanted lines or marks to keep it looking neat. Get creative with colors, experiment using different shades of the same colors to make them look three-dimensional (like in the eyes). Use different shades of brown for various parts of the body patches. Feel free to adjust the shapes and sizes of the blobs or the horns of the cow, or maybe make the tail a little longer.

Once you have customized it to your liking, you will have a beautiful cow drawing you can be proud of. Don’t forget to pat yourself on the back for your hard work!

Tips and Tricks to Draw a Rainbow

  • You can color your cow brown, black, or white.
  • You can also make little changes, like the shape of the horns or the tail. You can also add some grass to its mouth.
  • Take your time and have fun! Drawing is about expressing yourself, so don’t worry about perfecting it.
  • 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!


Awesome! Your child has made a happy cow drawing. It looks beautiful! Make a poster out of their artwork, hang it up, in their room, and let them see their beautiful drawing every day. That will be a fun reminder of their artistic skills. 

And here’s a worksheet given below to practice the drawing even better. Drawing is such a fun way to spend your leisure time! Keep up the great work, and have an amazing time!

Cow Drawing for Kids Worksheet

Varsha & Adi

Hi, we are Varsha and Adi, and we’re on a mission to help parents make the right choice for their kids’ education. Picking a school is like a 10-year commitment, and we realized parents needed clear, no-nonsense info. That’s why we created Candid Schools, where you can get the real deal on schools without the fancy jargon. Our goal is simple: to give parents the info they need to make the best choice for their little ones.

Related Posts