How To Draw A Paw Print: Step 6

How to Draw a Paw Print

Kids will stay engaged while learning how to draw a paw print in today’s drawing lesson.

Draw along with these simple 6 drawing steps. You’ll learn the fundamentals for drawing a paw print.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This accompanies perfectly with crayons or markers. It’s perfect for very young children looking for some extra guidance and are looking to shade in a paw print.

Learning to draw is much more fun when you have a easy-to-understand lesson to reference. Keep practicing!


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

In this tutorial, we will begin with a blank piece of paper and discover how to draw a paw print in in 6 instructive steps. It is best to proportion out the shape and size of each part of the paw print.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw Two Ovals

    How To Draw A Paw Print: Step 1

    Using a light pencil, draw two ovals that overlap.

  2. Repeat Previous Step

    How To Draw A Paw Print: Step 2

    Repeat the last step to start the second paw print

  3. Curve The Bottom

    How To Draw A Paw Print: Step 3

    Curve out the bottom of the first paw, and erase where the two ovals were overlapping.

  4. Repeat Previous Step Again

    How To Draw A Paw Print: Step 4

    Do the same thing to the second paw, curve the bottom and erase the ovals.

  5. Add The Rest Of The Paws

    How To Draw A Paw Print: Step 5

    Draw four small ovals above each paw to complete the paw prints.

  6. Color Them In

    How To Draw A Paw Print: Step 6

    Add some color to these prints.

How to Draw a Paw Print 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 Paw Print. 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!

3 Interesting Facts About Dog Paws

Ever get sweaty feet? Dog paws have sweat glands similar to human hands. So in a way dogs can get sweaty feet too.

Some dogs have webbed feet. Labrador Retrievers, Portuguese Water Dogs, Newfoundlands are a few of the breeds known to have webbed feet. These dogs make excellent swimmers due to their having webbed dog paws.

Dogs have a thick layer of fat on the pads of their feet. This fatty tissue protects their paws from freezing temperatures. Warm blood from their body circulates efficiently throughout their feet to keep them from freezing.

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