How to Draw a Caterpillar – Step by Step Guide for Kids and Beginners

Our drawing lessons continue with a super easy tutorial that explains step by step how to draw a caterpillar.

This tutorial will teach you how to draw a cute caterpillar cartoon, a perfect project for kids and beginners.

How to draw a caterpillar step by step directed drawing for children and beginners

This cute caterpillar is the newest addition to ours how to draw for kids Series in which we share easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorials on all types of animals and objects. These are great for kids of all ages, preschool, kindergarten and even parents and teachers (or other beginning drawing artists).

This isn’t the first bug we share, check that one out too

Learn Caterpillar (cute cartoon style) tutorial and printable

Caterpillar drawing for children

What do you need:

  • our printable directional drawing (found at the end of the instructions) – this is perfect for use in the classroom and is completely optional
  • paper
  • black marker or pencil
  • Art supplies to color your drawing

Follow the drawing instructions step by step

Step 1

Start drawing a circle. It doesn’t have to be a perfect circle, but do your best. This will be the head of the caterpillar you are drawing.

step 2

Draw antennas and facial features. You can keep it simple or add more detail.

caterpillar face and antennae

step 3

Start drawing the body, draw a “half” circle shape, or rather the letter C if your caterpillar is facing away from us.

Start drawing circles for the body.

step 4

Continue drawing the half circles or letter C for the body. Draw as many as you want, the more you draw, the longer your caterpillar’s body will be.

Continue drawing the body of the caterpillar.

step 5

Draw the legacy. You will need one pair for each “circle” (not including the head). One line for the leg should be shorter than the other (this will be the back leg).

draw the legs

step 6

Just a few details! Draw ellipses or dots at the ends of the legs to make adorable little feet. Also draw a small semicircle on top of the last circle for the body.

Congratulations! You just learned how to draw a caterpillar!

final details

step 7

Now all you have to do is color your drawing.


Get the printable PDF How to Draw a Caterpillar

Caterpillar-powered drawing

Get the printable template here: Caterpillar Drawing Guide

happy drawing

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