How To Draw A Rat: Step 9

How to Draw a Rat

Kids will have a wonderful time learning how to draw a rat with 9 easy illustrative steps.

Have fun with this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a rat. This easy rat lesson is perfect for younger kids looking to get started with drawing.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Expect this drawing to take about 30 minutes, but the creative process can actually take more time if a background is added as well.

Finally learn to draw the large rodent by following this lesson at your own speed. …and now for the how to draw a rat lesson…


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

In today’s step by step lesson, we are going to learn how to draw a rat on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be pointed out in each step of the tutorial. Take notice that the blue pencil lines are used to indicate the new shapes being drawn in each step.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Outline The Head

    How To Draw A Rat: Step 1

    Outlinethe head of the rat by making the curved shape as shown.

  2. Draw The Face

    How To Draw A Rat: Step 2

    Let’s draw two shaded ovals to create the rat’s eyes. Next, draw a rounded shape for the nose. Add two, long horizontal lines on both sides of the nose to form the rat’s whiskers.

  3. Attach The Ears

    How To Draw A Rat: Step 3

    Attach the ears by drawing the curved lines on top of the rat’s head. Draw a rounded curved shape to add the inner part of the ear.

  4. Outline The Body

    How To Draw A Rat: Step 4

    Outline the body of the rat by first drawing a curved line attached to the rat’s ear. Next, draw another curved line from the bottom of the rat’s head as shown in the illustration.

  5. Form The Forelimbs

    How To Draw A Rat: Step 5

    Form the forelimbs by drawing two curved lines with small bumps to the bottom.

  6. Draw The Claws

    How To Draw A Rat: Step 6

    Outline the claws attached to the rat’s limbs by making curved lines as shown. Then, draw two small lines on each claw. Make sure to draw the claws on the rat’s hind limbs longer!

  7. Outline The Fur On Its Underbelly

    How To Draw A Rat: Step 7

    Outline the rat’s fur on its underbelly by making two curved lines as shown.

  8. Add The Tail

    How To Draw A Rat: Step 8

    First, outline the thin wavy shape of the rat’s tail. Next, draw small lines on the surface of the tail as shown.

  9. Complete The Rat Drawing

    How To Draw A Rat: Step 9

    Complete the rat drawing by coloring the nose, claws, tail, and inner part of the ear with a pink crayon. Next, shade the fur on the rat’s underbelly with a light orange crayon. Finally, color the rest of the rat’s fur with a purple crayon,

How to Draw a Rat 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 Rat. 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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