Get Creative: Fun Deer Drawing for Kids

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

Imagine wandering through a quiet forest and spotting a graceful deer, its gentle eyes gazing back at you. Deer are fascinating creatures, known for their elegance and calm presence in nature. Now, picture your child learning to draw these beautiful animals. Not only is it a fun activity, but it can also help them develop important skills. Drawing teaches patience, attention to detail, and creative expression—all these are valuable traits that can support your child’s success. You know! even in the top schools they give high importance to these. 

We’ve broken down each step using the simplest language, and included helpful tips and tricks to make your drawing even better. Plus, we’ve included a worksheet for your child to practise their deer drawing skills. Let’s jump into our Deer Drawing for Kids guide and discover the magic of art together!

Quick Summary

Deer Drawing for Kids step by step –
  1. Basic List of Materials
  2. Step-by-Step Guide to draw a deer
  3. Final Touches
  4. Tips and Tricks to draw a deer
  5. Conclusion


1.  Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Scale
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or Coloured Pencils
  • Stable Drawing Surface

2. Step-by-step guide on deer drawing for kids

Step 1: Drawing the deer’s body

To draw the body of the deer, begin with a vertical standing line as the backbone, then add two sleeping lines on it for symmetry. Place one circle at the middle of the intersection of the first sleeping and standing lines, draw the second circle on the right-side of the second sleeping line and connect them with an oval for the deer’s neck. These basic shapes provide a framework for the deer’s body and help maintain proportion and symmetry throughout the drawing process.

Step 2: Drawing the deer’s feet

Draw four elongated ovals below the body structure we created earlier. These ovals will represent the deer’s legs. One oval is smaller than the others as it is the back-side leg of the deer. Make sure they’re the right size and in the right place, so the deer looks like it’s standing naturally. These ovals are like a base for making the legs look more detailed later on.

Step 3: Perfecting the deer’s body, adding ears and feet

  • First, stretch out the circle from the left and right boundaries to make the deer’s face wider. This makes it look more like a cute real deer. Then, draw a curved line from the top and bottom of the oval (the neck) to the second circle (the belly). This shapes the body of the deer and makes it look more natural and real.  
  • Now, let’s give our deer some ears and feet! Draw two leaf shapes on the top corners of the deer’s face to create its ears. Inside each ear, draw another smaller leaf shape to add detail and make them look more realistic. Then, draw rectangles below each leg to form the deer’s feet. Finally, erase any extra or overlapping lines from the entire drawing to give it a clean and polished appearance. Refer to the picture above for further guidance.

Step 4: Adding details to the deer’s face

  • Let’s give our deer some majestic horns (antlers)! Draw two branching lines on the top of the deer’s head, curving upwards and outwards like the branches of a tree. Add smaller branches branching off from these main lines to create the shape of the antlers.
  • Next, draw two curved lines from the point where the deer’s ears are located towards the middle of its face, on both sides. These lines will help define the deer’s facial structure.
  • Then, draw a small “V” shape below where the standing and first sleeping line intersect, and colour it in black to represent the deer’s nose.
  • For the deer’s expression, draw a wide “U” shape below its nose to form its smile, and add a small oval below it to show its teeth. This will give our deer a friendly and charming look.

Step 5: Let’s add the deer’s eyes, eyebrows and tail and more details!

  • Now, let’s add some adorable details to our deer’s face! Start by drawing two small circles for the deer’s eyes. Inside each eye, draw another circle for the eyeball. Colour the outer part of the eye circle with black to make the eyes shiny and cute.
  • Next, draw two small slanting lines below each eye to give the deer some eyelashes for extra charm.
  • For the eyebrows, draw two curved lines above the eyes to frame them nicely.
  • Moving on to the body, draw a semi-half moon shape extending from the right corner of the deer’s body to create its tail. Then, draw a curved line connecting both ends of the tail shape to give it a proper tail look. This completes our adorable deer drawing!
  • Draw small circular spots randomly on the face, legs and body of the deer. These spots can vary in size and placement to create a natural and realistic pattern.

Step 6: Colouring the deer!

To colour the deer, you can use shades of brown for the body and a lighter shade for the belly. You can add darker tones around the eyes and on the ears for depth. The antlers (horns) can be coloured in a darker brown shade. Don’t forget to colour the spots in a contrasting shade, such as a darker brown or black.

Final Touches

For the final touches, you can outline the deer and its features with a darker colour, like brown or black, to make them stand out. Then, you can add some grass or bushes around the deer to give it a setting. If you like, you can also add a blue sky above. Take your time and enjoy adding these little details to bring your drawing to life!

Tips and Tricks on deer drawing for kids

  • Start with basic shapes like circles and ovals.
  • Draw symmetrically by mirroring shapes on both sides.
  • Add details one step at a time, like ears, eyes, and antlers.
  • Look at pictures of real deer for inspiration and reference.
  • Have fun with colours and try different combinations.
  • Practice regularly to improve your drawing skills.


In conclusion, drawing a deer is a wonderful way for kids to explore their artistic abilities and imagination. By starting with simple shapes and adding details gradually, they can create beautiful artwork. Remember to have fun with the process and accept your mistakes as learning opportunities. 

And don’t forget to use your worksheet to practice regularly and track your progress. Happy drawing!

Deer Drawing for Kids Worksheet

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