How To Draw A Calf: Step 6

How to Draw a Calf

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!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Calf Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Calf: All Steps

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

  1. Draw The Head

    How To Draw A Calf: Step 1

    First, outline the shape of the calf’s head. Next, draw its ears attached to the sides of its head.

  2. Add The Face

    How To Draw A Calf: Step 2

    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.

  3. Form The Body

    How To Draw A Calf: Step 3

    Form its rectangular body connected to its head.

  4. Attach The Legs

    How To Draw A Calf: Step 4

    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.

  5. Outline The Tail

    How To Draw A Calf: Step 5

    Outline its long tail at the end of its body.

  6. Complete The Calf Drawing

    How To Draw A Calf: Step 6

    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!

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