Simple Moon Drawing For Kids in 5 Minutes

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

We understand the importance of extracurricular activities for your child’s development and admission to top schools. While juggling academics and extracurriculars can be overwhelming, we are here to help make one area easier: drawing. Most schools value artistic skills, and drawing is an excellent way to nurture your kid’s creativity. Do not worry if you are not an artist yourself. We will provide a simple, step-by-step guide to teach your child the basics of drawing. With patience and regular practice, your child can develop this valuable talent that may give them an edge in school admissions.

In this blog we will learn about moon drawing. The moon is like a big, friendly night light in the sky that watches us every night as we sleep. Sometimes it looks like a shiny banana, and sometimes it looks like a round cookie. The moon plays hide-and-seek with the clouds and gives us sweet dreams at night. Let us draw a shiny moon with simple steps. 

Also, download the worksheet we attached below this blog to help your child practise better.

Quick Summary

Step-by-Step Moon Drawing For Kids
  1. Basic List of Materials
  2. Step-by-Step Guide 
  3. Final Touches
  4. Tips and Tricks
  5. Conclusion


1. Basic List of Materials

Here is a list of materials you need for drawing and colouring the moon:

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or coloured Pencils 
  • Glitter pens
  • Stable Drawing Surface

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

Next time you see the moon, ask your child to give the moon a friendly wave and a smile and ask them to befriend them. But for now, let us make the moon drawing:

Step: 1  Draw a circle.

Draw a full circle in the middle of your page. You can use a protractor or practice drawing it freehand.

Step 2: Draw an arch.

Starting slightly to the left of the centre, draw an inverted ‘C’ shape inside the circle to create the arch. You can refer to the image.

Step 3: Add two small circles.

Now, if we erase the outer line, the extra part of the moon, we will have the moon’s body, which is wider in the middle and thinner on the outer sides.

Next, draw two circles in the upper portion of the moon, as shown in the image. The circle on the right should be a little bigger than the one on the left.

Step 4: Make the eyes.

Add two smaller circles inside the larger circles to create depth in the eyes. Fill the smaller circles with a solid black colour. Then, using your white marker, add two small white dots within those black circles. This will make the eyes look realistic and cute.

Step 5: Make a smile.

Draw a small ‘U’ shaped arch below the eyes, to make the moon look happy.

Step 6: Colour it.

Once you are done creating the moon, add a few sparks around the moon to make it look glowy. Do you know what that spark is? It is like a zigzag lightning shape with spiky rays shooting out in all directions. This spark comes and goes in a very short period. Refer to the image to draw three sparks, two on the left and one on the right. You can adjust the size of the sparks as you like. Once drawn, fill them with a lovely yellow colour. Remember not to colour the outer part of the eyes, leave it as it is.

Final Touches

Carefully erase any extra marks or unwanted lines. Feel free to adjust the size of the moon as you like. You can add more or fewer sparkles around the moon and use various colours. If you want, you can even add glitter to the border and the moon to make it appear shinier. Be proud of yourself for creating such a beautiful drawing. The moon looks very cheerful!

Tips and Tricks

  • Always take a look at the images provided whenever you feel stuck. You can also observe the moon tonight to get a clear idea.
  • Decide on how the moon looks today? Is it happy? Or is it sad or angry? Or does it have a straight face? Make the changes in the face accordingly.
  • You can add small stars to accompany the moon.
  • If you would like, you can also draw some simple clouds beside the moon to create a scenic background.
  • Before colouring, it is a good idea to lightly sketch the image with a pencil. This way, you can easily erase any mistakes you make.
  • Take your time and have fun! Drawing is about expressing yourself, so do not worry about perfecting it.
  • If you make a mistake, do not stress. Use your eraser and try again.
  • Practice makes perfect, so keep drawing until you become a pro!


Drawing your first moon must have been a beautiful experience for you. You have done an amazing job following the given steps and using your imagination to add extra touches. Be proud of it. Even if you do not like it that much, that is okay. Keep on practising more to improve it. The main focus is to have fun with the experience. 

Oh! And do not forget to download the worksheet below for better guidance.

Moon 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.

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