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How to Draw a Kitten in 9 Easy Steps

Easy steps in drawing a small kitten.

Kittens are one of the cutest animals on earth. Their cute meow and face would definitely make your heart melt. But did you know that kittens are very delicate? They need their mother to lick their nether regions to stimulate them to pee or poo. This means that without their mother they can’t poo or pee. They would die without their mother. 

Despite their delicate features, good thing these cute kittens have superior senses. They have a superhuman sense of smell and hearing. Even at 4 weeks old, these cute animals can hear and smell way way better than us. 

So, let’s start drawing your very own kitten today! 

How to Draw a Kitten

Easy steps in drawing a small kitten.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Coloring Material


Step 1: Draw the Head

Drawing the head of the small kitten.

Let’s start by drawing a big circle near the center of your paper. This circle will serve as the guide for the head of our cute little kitten. In this drawing, we’re going to draw a big-headed small kitten to make our drawing look cute and adorable.

Step 2: Draw the Eyes

Drawing the eyes of the small kitten.

Fun fact, cats have the largest eyes relative to their head size among mammals. Remember this one as we draw our kitten’s eyes! So, let’s make the kitten’s eyes. We do this by drawing two medium-sized circles inside the big circle we’ve previously drawn. Make sure you draw the circles side by side and a little on the upper part of the big circle. This way you have enough space for the kitten’s nose and mouth. 

Step 3: Draw the Mouth

Drawing the nose and the mouth.

In this step, let’s make the kitten’s mouth by drawing a curved line at the bottom of the head. Let’s also complete the kitten’s eyes by drawing two small circles inside the eye. Shade the circles black with a pencil and erase a circular portion at the left edge of the shaded part. For the nose, simply draw an extra small circle in the middle of the head. 

Step 4: Add the Ears

Drawing the ears of the small kitten.

As for the ears, we draw two triangular shapes on top of the kitten’s head just above each eye. These two triangles will serve as a guide for the ears. During the first few weeks of a kitten’s life, its ears are folded and are not yet upright just like how we see them in cats. So, as we finish up our kitten’s ears later, make sure you keep this in mind. 

Step 5: Draw the Body

Drawing the body of the small kitten.

Kittens have small and fluffy bodies. It’s one of the things that make them adorable! Plus, it is easy to draw it, too. Simply add another circle on the lower right side of the head. Make sure the head overlaps the body of the kitten you are drawing. Another detail we need to add in this step is to blunt the kitten’s ears. 

Step 6: Draw the Legs

Drawing the legs of the small kitten.

Now let’s do the kitten’s stubby little legs. Draw two pill-like shapes at the bottom of the kitten’s body. Make sure you add sufficient space between the two legs you’ve drawn. Fun fact, did you know that the cat’s legs are much larger than humans in proportion? If our legs were built the same as cats our feet would be as long as our shins! Amazing right? This is mainly because kittens and cats rely on their legs for mobility when hunting their food.

Step 7: Add the Tail

Drawing the tail of the small kitten.

Kittens use their tails for balance and communication. So when you see your cat with her tail held high this means she is happy. But if she’s annoyed, she’ll lash her tail back and forth as if trying to sweep you away. If your kid loves cats and kittens, make sure she knows that!

To draw a tail, start by drawing an S-like line from the rightmost part of the body of the kitten upwards. We make sure to make it go upward so our kitten looks happy. Next, draw another line parallel to the first one, curving exactly like the other. Then, connect both lines with a curve at the furthest end of the line.

Step 8: Add the Whiskers

Drawing the whiskers of the small kitten.

We all know that kittens look so cute and cool with their long whiskers. But did you know that these whiskers are exquisitely sensitive? They can detect even the slightest change in the direction of the wind. So make sure you don’t casually stroke these cute whiskers.

For our kitten, let’s draw three straight whiskers on both sides of the cheek just below the eyes. Make sure you draw each line close to each other at the start and spread them as you move away from the kitten’s face. 

Step 9: Finish up!

Drawing a small kitten with colors.

We’re almost done! To finish up, choose a color for your kitten. Luckily, they come in different colors and patterns. The most common ones are orange, white, black, grey, or a mixture of all four. You have the freedom to choose the color that you want. So, have fun when coloring!


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