How To Draw A Penguin: Step 6

How to Draw a Penguin

Your Kids can learn how to draw a penguin by following the images in this easy guide.

Have fun with this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a penguin. This easy penguin tutorial is perfect for young children looking to learn how to draw.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Plan for this drawing to last about 20 minutes, but the creative process can actually take more time if a background is included in addition to the subject matter.

Enjoy learning how to draw a penguin. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some personal details. It is time to get drawing!


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

In this tutorial, we will begin with a blank piece of paper and discover how to draw a penguin in 6 illustrative steps. We will notice the shape and size of each of the drawn parts of the penguin.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The Penguin’s Belly

    How To Draw A Penguin: Step 1

    Start your penguin drawing by creating a vertical oval in the middle of your paper. It does not have to be perfect. Just draw the belly the best you can.

  2. Add The Head & Body

    How To Draw A Penguin: Step 2

    Then, draw the rest of the body at the right side of the belly shape. Start from the head and work your way down to the tail.

  3. Draw The Flipper

    How To Draw A Penguin: Step 3

    Since we are drawing the penguin sideways, we will draw the flipper overlapping the oval shape (belly) we did on Step 1.

  4. Add The Eyes And The Beak

    How To Draw A Penguin: Step 4

    Draw the penguin’s eyes above at the head and the beak sideways as well.

  5. Draw The Feet

    How To Draw A Penguin: Step 5

    Don’t forget to add the feet near the bottom of its body.

  6. Complete The Drawing

    How To Draw A Penguin: Step 6

    Color your penguin by using black and orange crayon. You can even mix a small amount of blue or purple into your black like in the drawing above. Add light blue colors for some added shading on the belly if you wish.

How to Draw a Penguin 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 Penguin. 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!

About Penguins

Penguins are flightless birds that live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere. Antarctica and the coasts of southern Africa, New Zealand, and South America are their most common habitats.

Penguins eat a variety of different types of food. The different types depend on what they live near and their diet changes with the season. The majority of penguins eat fish, but some also eat squid and octopus.

Parental penguins are known for their devotedness and watchfulness. Pebbles will even be placed on the egg if they face danger and need to flee the nest.

Penguins lay very few eggs at a time (1-3), but they can incubate them for up to 70 days. The parents alternate standing watch over the eggs they produce together.

Living near water, they obtain their food there. Because penguins are black and white, they blend in with their habitat (the ocean) so predators can’t see them too easily.

Having very thick fat under their skin, penguins have the ability to keep warm in cold climates and also have a downy inner layer that keeps them warm, too.

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