How To Draw A Lemming: Step 6

How to Draw a Lemming

Kids can learn how to draw a lemming by following the example drawings in this simple lesson.

Sharpen a pencil and follow along with these simple 6 drawing steps. You’ll learn the basics for drawing a lemming.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This goes well with crayons. It is perfect for very young children looking for some extra guidance and are looking to color in a lemming.

Art making is much more fun when you have a fun & easy lesson to follow. Enjoy!


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

By the end of this lesson we will arrive at a finished drawing of a lemming by working on one part at a time. This project will take 6 steps in total as we continue to create each part moving closer to the completed drawing. The finished artwork will be finished off with color making it a work of art you will be proud to show off!

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Outline The Body

    How To Draw A Lemming: Step 1

    Outline the elongated shape of the lemming’s body as shown.

  2. Draw The Face

    How To Draw A Lemming: Step 2

    First, draw two shaded ovals for the eyes. Next, outline a rounded shape for the nose. Then, form two rectangles for the teeth.

  3. Attach The Ears

    How To Draw A Lemming: Step 3

    First, draw a semi-circle to form the outline of the lemming’s ear. Next, create a C-shaped line inside the semi-circle. Then, draw the other ear by making a curved line.

  4. Form The Legs

    How To Draw A Lemming: Step 4

    Form the visible legs of the lemming by drawing curved lines. Then, attach the foot at the bottom of each leg by making a curved shape with two lines.

  5. Draw The Fur Pattern

    How To Draw A Lemming: Step 5

    First, create curved wavy lines connected to its nose. Then, draw another wavy line along its underbelly.

  6. Complete The Lemming Drawing

    How To Draw A Lemming: Step 6

    Let’s add some color to our drawing of a lemming! First, use a dark brown crayon to color the fur on the lemming’s back. Next, use a light brown crayon to shade its underbelly and inner ear. Finally, use a brown color to fill in the rest of the lemming’s body.

How to Draw a Lemming 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 Lemming. 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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