Rat Drawing for Kids: An easy Step-by-step guide

Written By Rashi | Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 29th May, 2024

Remember when we found a rat in our houses and started screaming while seeing it, and then the entire house was on a mission to get rid of it? Rats are fascinating and cute animals. With the long tails, they are good subjects to draw.

Drawing can be fun and educational activities for the kids to develop and learn skills. It helps to improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination in children. Many ICSE and top CBSE schools offer drawing at schools. Children can increase their creative power by adding uniqueness to their drawings. 

We have created a simple guide to Rat drawing for kids. We have explained each step in a detailed manner.

So, if you have gathered all the material mentioned below, follow this simple guide, and you will get a rat drawing in no time. Then, sit and start your drawing.

Quick Summary

Rat Drawing for Kids step by step –
  • Basic list of materials
  • A step-by-step guide for Rat Drawing for kids
  • Final touches
  • Additionally, what you can do
  • Conclusion

1.  Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Coloured pencils or Crayons
  • Black sketch pen
  • Stable base of support/ Drawing board

2. A step-by-step guide for Rat Drawing for kids

Step 1: Draw the head

  • Make an oval shape and then erase the portion from one side, extend it to one side, and join the lines. This will be the head of Rat.
  • Now for the ears, make two semi-circles on each side of the head. These should be half the size of the oval that you made for the head.

 Remember: Leave enough space below the head for the body and legs.

You can refer to the above image for any confusion.

Step 2: Add facial features

  • For ears, draw a small circle inside each ear to create the inner part of the ears.
  • Eyes: Now, draw two small circles filled with black colour at the centre of the face.
  • Nose: Draw a small circle on the front side of the face ( extended part ).
  • Mouth: Draw a tiny curved line for the mouth below the face.

Step 3: Draw the body of the Rat

Draw a vertical oval shape connected to the bottom of the head of the Rat.

The shape of the body should look like an egg.

Step 4: Make arms

Draw two letters U in the centre of the body to make arms.

You can look for the reference image if you have any confusion.

Step 5: Add legs and tail

  • Legs: Draw two small oval shapes for the legs at the bottom of the body. The shape should be a little outward.
  • Tail: Draw a long curved line from one side of the bottom of the body. The tail should be thin and curved at the end.

Step 6: It’s time to add colours

Now, finally, your drawing portion is completed. It is time to add colours.

  • Colour the body, head, outer ears, arms and legs with light grey.
  • Use a light pink colour inside the inner ears.
  • For the nose, go for a red colour.

Final Touches

Add a few short lines above the eyes to create eyelashes. Add small curved lines inside each ear. Add whiskers by drawing three lines on each side of the nose. Draw small lines in the centre of the arms and legs to create paws.

Add a blush on the cheeks with a light shade of pink. You can go for a slightly darker shade of grey for the body. 

Additionally, what you can do

  • You can draw fur on the body and face of the Rat by drawing short strokes to mimic the fur.
  • Draw pieces of cheese around the Rat.
  • You can also add a bow on the head or the neck of the Rat.
  • You can draw a few rats in the forest or a park.


 You have finally done it! Take a step back and admire your drawing. You have successfully learned rat drawing. It is okay if you’re not able to make a rat on your first attempt, but at least take a moment to appreciate yourself on your first attempt.

Remember, each drawing is unique in its way. So, rather than being sad about it, be happy. Have fun, and always be proud of the art that you have made.

You can download the worksheet given below for your kid to practise.

And don’t forget to use the worksheet provided to help you sharpen your skills and create your very one-of-a-kind elephant drawing! Keep drawing, keep exploring, and keep learning!

Rat Drawing for Kids Worksheet

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