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

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

In this tutorial you will learn to draw a cute, cartoon like caterpillar, a perfect project both for kids and beginners.

How to Draw a Caterpillar Step by Step Directed Drawing for Kids and Beginners

This cute little caterpillar is the latest addition to our how to draw for kids series, where we share easy to follow step by step instructions on all kinds of animals and objects. These are great for kids off all ages, preschool, kindergarten and even parents and teachers (or any other drawing beginner).

This one isn’t the first bug we shared, do also check the

Learn How to Caterpillar (Cute Cartoon Style) Tutorial and Printable

Caterpillar Drawing for Kids

What you need:

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

Follow the Step by Step Drawing Instructions

Step 1

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

Step 2

Draw antennae and facial features. You can keep it simple or make it more detailed.

Caterpillar face and antenaae

Step 3

Start drawing the body – draw a “half” circle shape – or better, letter C if your caterpillar is facing another direction than ours.

Start drawing circles for the body

Step 4

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

Continue drawing the caterpillar body

Step 5

Draw the legs. You will need a pair for each “circle” – head excluded. One line for the leg needs to be shorter than the other (this will be the leg in the back).

Draw the legs

Step 6

Only a few details left! Draw elipses, or make dots, at the end of legs to make adorable little feet. Also draw a small half circle on top of the last circle for the body.

Congratulations! You have just learned how to draw a caterpillar!

Final details

Step 7

Now all that is left is for you to color your drawing.


Get the How to Draw a Caterpillar Printable PDF

Caterpillar Directed Drawing

Grab the printable template here: Caterpillar Drawing Guide

Happy drawing

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