Paws and Draw: Fun and Easy Lion Drawing for Kids

Written By Vasudha | Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 30th May, 2024

A lion is a big, strong cat with a loud roar. Known as the “king of the jungle,” lions have golden fur, and male lions have big, fluffy manes. Lions rest a lot but are also good hunters and survive on eating other animals. In many national and international schools, children learn about wildlife and wild animals through books and visits to wildlife sanctuaries.

In this blog, we’ll learn how to draw a lion step by step, in a fun and easy way. So let’s get our pencils ready and explore the world of easy lion drawing for kids! And don’t forget, there’s a worksheet at the end to help your kiddo practice drawing their very own lion!

Quick Summary

Easy Lion Drawing for Kids step by step –
  • Basic List of Materials
  • Step-by-Step Guide on how to draw a lion
  • Final Touches
  • Additionally
  • Conclusion

1.  Basic List of Materials

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

2. Step-by-Step Guide on Easy Lion Drawing for Kids

Step 1: Sketch the Basic Shapes and Outline the Mane

Start by lightly sketching the basic shapes for the lion. Draw a large heart shape for the mane, framing the face. Inside the mane, draw an oval for the face and a half circle above it for the top of the head. Outside the mane, add three egg shapes: one on the left, one at the bottom centre, and one on the right. Finally, draw a large circle above the right egg shape to outline the body.

Step 2: Connect the Circles

The shapes created in the first step represent the lion’s head, muzzle, face, and chest. Connect these shapes with curved lines to form the lion’s neck and body. Inside the heart shape (mane), modify the half circle drawn above the oval by erasing its lower part where it connects to the top of the oval.

Step 3: Make Nose, Hands and Legs

Within the egg-shaped structure inside the heart shape, draw a small half-circle or crescent shape to represent the lion’s nose. Next, erase the inner portions of the circles that form the lion’s body to clearly define the arms and legs. At the edges of the arms and legs, add curved lines to outline the paws, giving them more definition.

Step 4: Draw Eyes, Mouth, Ears and Tail

Draw a thick, curved line extending from the lion’s back to represent its tail, adding tufts of hair at the tip in a leaf-like shape. For the ears, draw two half-circles on the top left and right sides of the lion’s head. Inside the circle representing the lion’s head, sketch the facial features: draw two small circles for the eyes, a curved line for the mouth, and prominent cheekbones. Finally, add a few curved lines to represent the lion’s whiskers.

Step 5: Refine the Mane

Start adding more detail to the mane. Lions have thick, tufty hair around their heads, so add jagged lines and tufts to the outline you drew earlier. Make the mane appear voluminous and flowing.

Step 6: Adding Colour

Finally, colour your drawing of the lion using crayons or watercolour paints. This will make your lion look more beautiful and realistic.

 Final Touches

Let’s wrap up your easy lion drawing with some easier final touches.Add some texture to the lion’s fur with short, curved lines and give some shading to create depth, especially around the mane and under the chin. Draw a simple background, like tall grass or a field, to place the lion in its natural habitat. These final touches will bring your lion drawing to life. Great job done!


  • Drawing is a skill that improves with practice, so keep experimenting and exploring different techniques.
  • If you make a mistake, use your eraser and keep going!
  • Draw lions in forests, jungles, or even in a cage to see where they live and explore different places.
  • Keep practising your easy lion drawings until you become a pro at it!


To sum up, an easy lion drawing for kids is both fun and a great way to show their creativity. By following these simple steps and practising regularly, they can make impressive lion drawings they’ll love. Remember, practice makes perfect, so for more fun practice, you can use the attached “Easy Lion Drawing for Kids Worksheet”. Happy drawing!

Lion Drawing for Kids Worksheet

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