How to Draw an Unicorn – Easy and Cute Step by Step Drawing Tutorial

Bring some magic to the paper by learning how to draw a unicorn. This step by step tutorial will guide you through 9 steps designed for kids, beginners and anyone who wants to make a cute unicorn drawing.

As with our other how to draw tutorials, this one to comes with directed drawing activity sheet that you can print and use to draw anywhere (or to hand out to your students in the classroom).

This easy how to draw an unicorn step by step tutorial will have you drawing unicorns in no time. Grab the directed drawing printable that makes unicorn drawing possible wherever you go. Cute and easy kids friendly instructions.

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We shared a horse drawing tutorial a while ago, and while these two tutorials do share a few steps and have some similarity, the end drawing will be a bit different. I do recommend you check the horse one too, as you can turn that one into an unicorn pretty easy, if you like that drawing better.

Once you are finished with your unicorn drawing, you can even take it a step further and draw embellishments either on the unicorn itself (on top of back leg is a popular spot) or as it’s surroundings. Why not draw a rainbow, or a diamond, stars, flowers or anything else you fancy.

How to Draw an Unicorn


Unicorn Drawing Tutorial

What you need

  • our unicorn directed drawing printable (optional – you can grab it at the end of the drawing instructions)
  • pencil or marker
  • paper

Optional: coloring supplies.

Step 1

Start by drawing a unicorn head. You can just make a U shape or get a bit more detailed with your head shape.

Draw a magical unicorn head

Step 2

This step requires a bit more work. Let’s draw all the facial details – the closed eye, the muzzle and one ear. The ear needs to be a bit away from the head.

Draw in the face and the ear

Step 3

Let’s work on the mane. Draw one bit of it between the ear and head. Also make the first part of the main. We’ll be drawing it in segments – this will make the unicorn even more magical in the end when you color it.

Work on the mane

Step 4

Draw the neckline and continue working on your mane. Looking pretty cool already isn’t it?

Draw the neckline

Step 5

Here comes the first pair of legs.

Draw the legs

Step 6

Belly and back are next in line.

Unicorn belly and back

Step 7

Draw the other pair of legs.

Next pair of legs

Step 8

Draw the unicorn tail.


Step 9

Last but not least, transform this horse into an unicorn drawing by adding a horn and a few more details on the tail. Congratulations! You just learned how to draw a unicorn.

Turn the horse into an unicorn drawing


To add the final bit of magic, color your unicorn drawing. While there certainly are no rules on how to color one, we think unicorns look dashing in with “rainbow” mane and tail.

Color your unicorn drawing

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