Draw Sugar Glider: Step 9

Draw Sugar Glider

Creatives will enjoy learning to draw a sugar glider in today’s drawing lesson.

Sharpen a pencil and follow along with these easy 9 drawing steps. You will learn the fundamentals for drawing a sugar glider.

This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf guide even contains a “coloring book” page with just the line art. This goes perfectly with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. This is useful for very young kids in the need of extra guidance and are looking to fill in a sugar glider.

Drawing is much more fun when you have a easy to understand lesson to reference. Enjoy!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • Draw Sugar Glider Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
Draw Sugar Glider: All Steps

By the end of this lesson we will arrive at a finished drawing of a sugar glider by working on one area at a time. The drawing will take 9 steps in total as we continue to create each area which will get us closer to the completed drawing. The final work of art will be shaded with color resulting in a artwork you will be proud to show off!

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Outline The Head

    Draw Sugar Glider: Step 1

    Outline the shape of the sugar glider’s head.

  2. Draw The Face

    Draw Sugar Glider: Step 2

    Draw two shaded ovals for the eyes. Next, create a rounded shape for the nose.

  3. Add The Fur Pattern On The Head

    Draw Sugar Glider: Step 3

    Now, let’s add the fur pattern on top of the sugar glider’s head by creating three wavy V-shaped lines.

  4. Attach The Ears

    Draw Sugar Glider: Step 4

    Let’s draw two ears on top of the sugar glider’s head. To draw the sugar glider’s ear, create a pointed shape with a diagonal line.

  5. Outline The Body

    Draw Sugar Glider: Step 5

    Outline the furry oval shape of the sugar glider’s body.

  6. Attach The Limbs

    Draw Sugar Glider: Step 6

    Draw the sugar glider’s limbs attached to its body similar to the illustration.

  7. Draw The Skin Flap

    Draw Sugar Glider: Step 7

    Form the skin flap between the sugar glider’s arms and legs by drawing two curved lines.

  8. Add The Tail

    Draw Sugar Glider: Step 8

    Add the sugar glider’s fluffy tail attached to its body.

  9. Complete The Sugar Glider Drawing

    Draw Sugar Glider: Step 9

    Let’s complete the sugar glider drawing by adding some color! First, use a pink crayon to color the nose, hands, feet, and inner part of the ears. Next, shade the tip of the tail, outer part of the ears, and fur pattern on the head with the dark brown crayon. Now, color the rest of the tail and the skin flap between the sugar glider’s arms and legs with a brown crayon. Finally, fill in the rest of the sugar glider’s body with a cream colored crayon.

Draw Sugar Glider PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Drawing a Sugar Glider. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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