How To Draw An Opossum: Step 6

How to Draw an Opossum

Kids can learn how to draw an opossum by following the photos in this basic guide.

Everyone will like this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw an opossum. This easy opossum lesson is perfect for younger kids 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 take about 20 minutes, but the creative process can actually take more time if a background is created as well.

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


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

In today’s basic drawing lesson, we are going to learn how to draw an opossum on paper. The design and proportion of each part will be considered in each step of the how-to article here. Take notice that the blue pencil lines are used to show the new lines being drawn in each step.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Form The Head

    How To Draw An Opossum: Step 1

    Let’s start by making an outline of the opossum’s head shape. Next, draw two shaded circles for the eyes and a bumpy rounded shape for the nose. Now, draw the fur pattern on its forehead by creating a pointed shape as shown..

  2. Attach The Ears

    How To Draw An Opossum: Step 2

    Add the ears by drawing two rounded shapes attached on top of its head.

  3. Outline The Body

    How To Draw An Opossum: Step 3

    Outline the opossum’s furry body by drawing a bumpy oval.

  4. Attach The Legs

    How To Draw An Opossum: Step 4

    Form the opossum’s short legs attached on the bottom of its body. Then, draw the pointy shape of its claws as shown.

  5. Add The Tail

    How To Draw An Opossum: Step 5

    Add the thin curvy shape of the opossum’s tail.

  6. Complete The Opossum Drawing

    How To Draw An Opossum: Step 6

    Let’s complete the opossum drawing by adding some color! First, use a black crayon to color the ears and legs. Next, use a white crayon to shade the head. Now, use a pink crayon to fill in the nose, tail and claws. Then, use a gray crayon to color the body and fur pattern on top of the opossum’s head.

How to Draw an Opossum 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 Opossum. 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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