How To Draw An Anteater: Step 6

How to Draw an Anteater

Let’s learn how to draw an anteater by drawing along with this simple drawing guide!

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

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Plan for this drawing to last about 20 minutes, but the art-making process may actually take longer if a background is included as well.

Enjoy the process of learning how to draw an anteater. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some personal details. Let’s get started.


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

This post will teach you how to draw an anteater. We will draw attention to the shapes of each section and types of contours created so that the drawing looks right.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Outline The Snout

    How To Draw An Anteater: Step 1

    Outline the anteater’s snout by drawing the curved line as shown.

  2. Add The Face

    How To Draw An Anteater: Step 2

    First, draw a slanted oval for the eye. Next, create a semi-circle with a curved line inside to form the ear. Now, draw a line facing downwards for the nose. Then, outline an S-shaped line for the tongue.

  3. Draw The Body

    How To Draw An Anteater: Step 3

    First, create the outline of the anteater’s body. Next, draw the fur pattern on its back by forming the wavy lines as shown.

  4. Attach The Tail

    How To Draw An Anteater: Step 4

    Attach the anteater’s tail by drawing a bumpy shape.

  5. Draw The Legs

    How To Draw An Anteater: Step 5

    Draw the anteater’s legs by first forming the outline of the legs. Next, form three thin triangular shapes attached to the bottom of each leg to draw the claws.

  6. Complete The Anteater Drawing

    How To Draw An Anteater: Step 6

    Let’s complete the anteater drawing by first coloring the forelegs and the inner part of the fur pattern with a white crayon. Next, use a pink crayon to shade the tongue and inner part of the ears. Then, use a black crayon to color the nose and outer part of the fur pattern. Finally, use a dark gray crayon to shade the rest of the anteater’s body.

How to Draw an Anteater PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw an Anteater. 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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