Ship Drawing for kids: Easy step by step guide

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

Remember seeing in movies, that the ship is carrying lots of people and other goods. When you see it for the first time, it gives you a feeling of joy and makes you think that you also want to be on that ship and explore the different cities.

If your kid is studying in International schools,and you want them to learn Ship drawing, we are here for you. We have created an easy step-by-step guide for your child so that they can make their first ship drawing.At the end of the blog, we have also provided you with the worksheet for your child to practise. You can download it from the end.

We are providing you with the 6 easy steps that will guide your child to make ship drawings. So are you ready for the first ship drawing? Take out all the materials which are mentioned and let’s get started with our drawing.

Quick Summary

Step-by-Step Ship Drawing for kids
  1. Basic List of materials
  2. Step-by-step guide to drawing a Ship
  3. Final touches
  4. Additionally, what you can do
  5. 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 Ship Drawing for kids

Step 1: Draw a small rectangles

Take a drawing sheet and a pencil and draw a rectangle with the pencil.

You have to draw another small rectangle above the rectangle that you drew in the first step.

Now, again make a small rectangle. Remember, the size of the rectangle is reduced in every step.

You can refer to the image if you are having any confusion.

Step 2: Draw a Chimney

Draw a small square. It should be next to the rectangle which you have made in Step 1.

For the chimney, draw a big square above the small rectangle.

Step 3: Draw  triangles

Draw two triangles on both sides of the rectangle that you made first.

Refer to the image, if you are having any confusion.

Step 4: Draw windows

Now, it’s time to give some life to the boat. We now make some windows for the ship.

We have to make 6 or 7 small squares on the second rectangle.After that, you have to draw three circles on the first rectangle.

You can refer to the image if you are having any confusion.

Step 5: Draw circles to show steam

To show steam coming out from the chimney, draw small circles above the last square. You have to draw three circles for this. You can draw a slant line just above the square and then draw the circles to get an idea.

Step 6: Add colours

Now, it’s time to add colours to your ship.

You can add any colour to your ship. You can go red, grey or sky blue colour for the body of the ship. And for a chimney, go for either black or grey.

Final Touches

After completing your colouring, erase any extra lines you have made while drawing. 

Add a border to the drawing to make it look neat.

Additionally, what you can do

  • You can outline the ship, using a black sketch pen to make your drawing look more attractive.
  • You can colour the rest of the sheet blue, representing the ship moving in the ocean.
  • You can also make one similar ship.
  • You can also show clouds above the ship and water waves around it.


Good job, kiddo! You have learned how to make a ship in 6 easy steps. Your drawing looks amazing. Some of you might find it difficult, but don’t worry, this is just your first attempt. Don’t get upset if you have not made a great drawing in your first attempt. It’s just a start. Practise daily to get perfect in drawing ships.

You can download the worksheet for your child to practise.

Ship Drawing for kids Worksheet

Varsha & Adi

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