Kids will enjoy learning how to draw a calf in 6 easy steps.
Sharpen a pencil and follow along with these easy 6 drawing steps. You will learn the fundamentals for drawing a calf.
This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a “coloring book” page with just the line art. It is perfect for very young kids needing extra guidance and simply looking to fill in a baby cow with crayons, colored pencils or markers.
Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a easy to understand lesson to follow. Enjoy!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Calf Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this lesson, we will begin with a blank piece of paper and learn how to draw a young cow in 6 illustrative steps. We will observe the shape and size of each part of the calf.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Head
First, outline the shape of the calf’s head. Next, draw its ears attached to the sides of its head.
Add The Face
Draw two oval for its eyes. Now, draw a curved line to outline the snout. Add two narrow ovals for its nostrils and a curved line at the bottom for the mouth.
Form The Body
Form its rectangular body connected to its head.
Attach The Legs
Form the shape of its thin legs attached to the bottom of its body. Then, draw a curved line near the end of its legs to outline the hooves.
Outline The Tail
Outline its long tail at the end of its body.
Complete The Calf Drawing
Let’s complete our calf drawing by adding some color! First, shade the snout and inner ears with a light orange crayon. Next, fill in the eyes and nostrils with a black crayon. Now, color the hooves with a gray crayon. Then, shade the rest of the calf’s head and body with an orange crayon.
How to Draw a Calf PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Calf. 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!