Octopus Cartoon Drawing: Step 6

Octopus Cartoon Drawing

Children will have a wonderful time learning how to make an octopus cartoon drawing.

Included are 6 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy drawing their own octopus cartoon on paper. Also included is a downloadable version of this octopus cartoon drawing lesson.

Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw their own octopus cartoon.

Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a simple lesson to follow. Enjoy!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • Octopus Cartoon Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
Octopus Cartoon Drawing: All Steps

We will arrive at a finished drawing of an octopus cartoon by drawing one section at a time. It will take 6 steps in total as we continue to create each section which will get us closer to the finished drawing. The finished artwork will be topped off with color creating a work of art you will be proud to show off!

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The Head

    Octopus Cartoon Drawing: Step 1

    Draw a large incomplete oval in the middle of the page.

  2. Draw Two Tentacles

    Octopus Cartoon Drawing: Step 2

    Draw the first two tentacles underneath the first shape, but not connected to it.

  3. Add More Tentacles

    Octopus Cartoon Drawing: Step 3

    Connect the two shapes with two more tentacles.

  4. Add The Last Tentacles

    Octopus Cartoon Drawing: Step 4

    Draw the last two tentacles on either side of the octopus.

  5. Draw The Face

    Octopus Cartoon Drawing: Step 5

    Give this octopus a cute face.

  6. Color It In

    Octopus Cartoon Drawing: Step 6

    Color the octopus with a color you think looks good.

Octopus Cartoon Drawing PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Octopus Cartoon Drawing. 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!

An 8 Armed Brainiac!

Octopuses now exist in many parts of the world. They inhabit rocky, sand, or ocean floors, which makes their habitats varied. Also, they inhabit the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Octopuses are capable of basic addition and counting. Using this knowledge, they can open a coconut and eat it.

Scientists found that octopuses remembered how many coconut halves they had seen in a row, even if there were other objects in between.

As a result, octopuses are able to remember numbers that match the capabilities of monkeys.

What a great discovery! Traditionally, scientists believed that octopuses understood their environment well and had primitive cognitive skills; however, recent research shows that they can think in abstract ways as well.

Octopuses are the only animals that have three hearts, blue blood, and brain cells in their limbs. Their ink also serves as a camouflage against predators.

Octopuses have an ink sac near their mouths that produces a dark-colored liquid that allows them to blend into their surroundings.

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