Need instructions for how to make a zoo drawing for kids?
There are 9 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy drawing their own zoo on paper. Also included is a downloadable version of this zoo-drawing tutorial.
Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw their very first zoo scenery!
Get a thrill out of creating a colorful zoo drawing for beginners and remember to add some personal touches. It’s time to get creative!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- Zoo Drawing for Kids Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this tutorial, we will begin with a blank piece of paper and discover how to create a zoo drawing for kids in a series of steps. We will pay attention to the proportions of each part of the zoo.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Draw A Panda
First, draw the oval shaped head of the panda. Next, attach curved lines to form its ears. Then, form its body by drawing four short curved lines.
Add An Elephant
Start by drawing the rounded shape of the elephant’s head with its trunk sticking out at the bottom. Now, add wavy shapes on each side of the elephant’s head to form its ears.
Form A Hippopotamus
Form the outline of the hippopotamus beside the panda. Attach its short, pointed ears on top of its head as shown.
Draw A Giraffe
Form the elongated outline of the giraffe’s body behind the drawn animals. Then, add wavy shapes to draw the spotted pattern along its body.
Form The Faces Of The Animals
Start by drawing the rounded outline of the animals’ eyes. Next, create an oval shape around the panda’s eyes. Add the panda’s small triangular nose and small curving mouth. Now, draw two smaller circles to form the hippopotamus’ nostrils and two short rectangles to draw its front teeth. Then, form the horn-like ossicones attached on top of the giraffe’s head. Add a small curved line on the side of its head to form its ear. Then, making a curved line for its snout and a small dot for its nostril.
Build A Wall
Build the main wall of the zoo by drawing two horizontal lines.
Add A Banner
Start by drawing two horizontal lines curving downwards. Next, attach a thin, vertical poles on both ends of the banner.
Write The Word Zoo
Write the word “ZOO” on the banner.
Complete The Zoo Drawing
Let’s color our drawing of a zoo! First, fill the background of the banner with a yellow crayon and the text with an orange crayon. Next, color the poles with a blue crayon. Now, shade the wall with a red crayon. Fill the eyes of the animals with a black crayon. For the elephant, use a gray crayon. For the panda, use white and light gray crayons. For the hippopotamus, use a light pink crayon. For the giraffe, use light orange and brown crayons.
Zoo Drawing for Kids PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Zoo Drawing for Kids. 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!