How To Draw A Meerkat: Step 9

How to Draw a Meerkat

Kids will enjoy learning how to draw a meerkat with 9 simple steps.

Kids will enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a meerkat. This easy meerkat lesson is perfect for young students looking to get started with drawing.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Expect this drawing to require about 30 minutes, but the creative process may actually take more time if a background is added in addition to the subject matter.

Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a easy to understand lesson to follow. Let’s get drawing!


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

This tutorial will teach you how to draw a meerkat. We will draw attention to the shapes of each section and variety of outlines drawn ensuring that the artwork looks right.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Draw The Facial Features

    How To Draw A Meerkat: Step 1

    Draw two shaded circles to form the meerkat’s eyes. Next, form a rounded triangle to create its nose. Finally, attach a curvy line to the meerkat’s nose to form the mouth.

  2. Outline The Head

    How To Draw A Meerkat: Step 2

    Outline the head by drawing a curvy shape around the face of the meerkat.

  3. Attach The Ears

    How To Draw A Meerkat: Step 3

    Draw a curvy line attached to both sides of the meerkat’s head to form the ears. Don’t forget to add a line in the middle to emphasize the meerkat’s inner ears.

  4. Form The Body

    How To Draw A Meerkat: Step 4

    Draw an elongated shape attached to the head to form the body of the meerkat.

  5. Add The Limbs

    How To Draw A Meerkat: Step 5

    Add limbs to the meerkat by drawing arms and legs as shown in the illustration.

  6. Outline The Belly

    How To Draw A Meerkat: Step 6

    Draw a vertical line attached to the meerkat’s head going to the bottom of its body to highlight the underbelly.

  7. Draw The Meerkat Patterns

    How To Draw A Meerkat: Step 7

    First, draw rounded shapes around the eyes and a curved line on top of the head to form the meerkat’s head patterns. Draw pointed shapes on the meerkat’s back to form the patterns on its back.

  8. Attach The Tail

    How To Draw A Meerkat: Step 8

    Draw a narrow curvy shape attached to the body of the meerkat to create the tail.

  9. Complete The Meerkat Drawing

    How To Draw A Meerkat: Step 9

    To complete the meerkat drawing, let us first use a black crayon to shade the inner ears and nose. Next, use a dark brown crayon to fill in the patterns around the body and face along with the tip of the tail, outer ears, and feet. Then, use a cream colored crayon to shade the face and belly. Finally, use a brown crayon to color the rest of the meerkat’s bodies.

How to Draw a Meerkat 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 Meerkat. 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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