Step-by-Step Easy Lion Drawing for Kids!

Written By Sudha | Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 14th May, 2024

Welcome to our beginner’s guide on how to draw a lion for kids! Lions are the kings of the jungle, catching the imagination of children with their majestic presence and their loud roar. No wonder kids are drawn to lions! 

Many of the best schools in Bangalore offer a lot of opportunities for children to explore their artistic talents and develop their skills. Whether your child is a budding artist or simply enjoys drawing, we’re here to guide them through the process of drawing their very own lion step by step. 

Quick Summary

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

Step1: Draw the outline of the lion’s head

Let’s start by drawing a circle on the page. Make sure this circle is placed on the top left corner of the page and not in the center. You can use a compass or any other round object to draw a circle ( Don’t worry, even the best artists can’t draw a circle perfectly). 

Step 2: Give the lion a body

Next, let’s outline the lion’s face within the head. Draw a rough round shape and make the bottom flatter. Now draw another pocket-shaped line coming out towards the bottom of the head. This will be the lion’s body. You can refer to the picture given.

Step 3: Draw the face and body

Let’s give our mighty lion more details. We’ll start with the face, draw an oval shape at the bottom of the face marking the lion’s mouth.Now draw nice big bold dots for eyes above the mouth. As shown in the picture. 

Next, we’ll give the lion ears by drawing two semi-circles over the face on either side. 

Let’s move down to the body now. Draw a banana-shaped leg in the front half of the body. Draw another one towards the end of the body by drawing a circle with paws at the bottom. 

Step 4: Draw more details

Give the lion a tail coming out from behind the body. Draw a big water-drop like shape at the end of the tail.  Now let’s draw another leg at the front of the body similar to the previous one we drew. 

Once you’re done with that, move to the face and give it more details. Draw a nose right above the mouth with a sharp inverted ‘U’ shape. Draw an upside down triangle at the bottom of the nose and shade it fully with your pencil. 

To make the ears look more realistic, let’s draw a small circle inside both ears. 

Step 5: Outlining 

Go over your drawing, erasing any unnecessary lines and refining any details. Make the lines bolder and darker! 

And voila! Our lion is now complete. 

Final Touches 

Don’t forget to add a splash of color to bring your lion to life!  You can color your lion using crayons, colored pencils, or markers. Get creative with patterns and colors your lion can be any color you imagine!    

Done! Now take a step back and admire your artwork. 

Tips and Tricks to Draw a Lion

  • 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 lions until you become a pro!


Now that you’ve mastered drawing a lion, you can let your imagination run wild! Maybe your lion needs a jungle to roam in, or some animal friends to join him. Get creative and have fun adding your own special touches to your lion drawings. Remember, the sky’s the limit when it comes to art, so keep drawing and exploring! 

Lion Drawing for Kids Worksheet

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