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How to Draw Cats: An Easy, Step-by-Step Guide For Children

Team StoryWeavers|January 24, 2023, 14:19 IST| 1

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”

― Charles Dickens

Cats are cute, fluffy, cuddly, and loved by all. Learning how to draw a cat is a simple way to express your affection towards this adorable animal. That’s why today we will show you various ways to draw a cat

Grab some paper, a pencil, and an eraser, and we’ll learn six different ways of drawing a cat

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How to draw a cat using shapes

  • Step 1: Start by drawing a big triangle that will be the body of the cat and add the other parts of the body.
  • Step 2: Draw a circle for the face and use the triangle shape to draw the ears. 
  • Step 3:  Add two little circles for the eyes and a small triangle for the nose. Don’t forget to add two semicircles for the mouth and whiskers.
  • Step 4: Add smaller circles (smaller than the circle used for the face) as feet, as shown in the image.
  • Step 5: Add paws as shown in the picture with four circles.
  • Step 6: In the last step, add two cylindrical legs as shown in the image. 
  • Step 7: Erase the lines that overlap with the body and colour the cat to complete the picture.

How to draw a sleeping cat 

  • Step 1: Draw an oval shape on the paper.
  • Step 2: Start by adding triangles for ears, as shown in the image.
  • Step 3: Draw a bigger oval shape on the left side of the earlier drawn oval shape for the body.
  • Step 4: Add a curved tail just like in the picture. Be mindful of the proportions. 
  • Step 5: Then add two small oval shapes just below the face for paws.
  • Step 6: Add a mat around the cat’s outline to show that the cat is sleeping on the mat.
  • Step 7: Decorate the cat and the mat with patterns, as shown in the picture.
  • Step 8: Add eyes, nose, nails, and other details to complete the drawing. 
  • Step 9: Colour with your favourite colours. 

How to draw a cute cat using the number 6

  • Step 1: Draw the number six on the paper.
  • Step 2: Add a straight line next to the number 6, as shown in the image.
  • Step 3: Add an oval shape on top of the number six and a straight line for the head of the cat. 
  • Step 4: Add legs and other details.
  • Step 5: Add ears and tail. Remember to make the tail fluffy. 
  • Step 6: As the last step, add eyes, nose, and mouth. Draw the whiskers too. 
  • Step 7: Colour with your favourite colours. 

How to draw a cat sitting inside a cup

  • Step 1: Start by drawing a semicircle for a cup, as shown in the picture. 
  • Step 2: Add details to the cup, such as the base and a handle, to make it look like a cup.
  • Step 3: Add the shape of the cat’s head popping out of the cup like in the picture.
  • Step 4: Make a cute tail that seems like it’s coming out of the cup.
  • Step 5: Add eyes, ears, nose, and whiskers as shown in the picture.
  • Step 6: Write your cat’s name on the cup, and your drawing is complete.
  • Step 7: Colour with your favourite colours. 

How to draw a cat in the easiest way

  • Step 1: Draw an upside-down U shape on the paper. 
  • Step 2: Add the ears, nose, and mouth of the cat. 
  • Step 3: Pay special attention to the eyes. Make sure they are close, so the cat looks happy. 
  • Step 4: Draw the cat’s whiskers. 
  • Step 5: Add front legs just like the image. 
  • Step 6: Close the upside-down U shape and add a tail. 
  • Step 7: Colour the cat to complete the picture. 

How to draw a chubby cat

  • Step 1: Draw an egg-like shape on the paper.
  • Step 2: Start by drawing the ears and tail of the cat. 
  • Step 3: Add little front legs like in the picture. 
  • Step 4: Draw eyes, nose, ears, mouth, and whiskers. 
  • Step 5: Add another egg-like shape just touching the front legs for a fluffy tummy.
  • Step 6: Complete the chubby cat by adding colours. 

Did you have fun drawing cats using this step-by-step guide? Do you know any other way of drawing a cat? Share with us in the comments section below. 

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About the Author

“Me-kha-la!” That happens at least once when she introduces herself to new people. She wholeheartedly believes in the quote by Arthur Rubinstein that says – “if you love life, life will love you back”. She is an organizational psychologist and psychometrician. She was a class teacher of 36 adorable girls for two years, grades 2 & 3, as a part of the Teach For India Fellowship. These little girls have a special place in her heart, and when she writes for children, she writes for them!

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