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How to Draw a Penguin in 8 Easy Steps (for Kids)

Easy steps on how to a penguin.

Penguins are such adorable creatures! Looking at their cute shape and their distinctive waddle, you bet they are one of the cutest animals on earth. Penguins are what we call flightless birds and instead of having wings, they have flippers. Although they can’t fly they are actually excellent swimmers. 

So, are you ready to draw your very own cute and adorable penguin?

Easy steps on how to a penguin.


  • Pencil
  • Paper


Step 1: Draw the Body

How to draw a penguin.

Let’s start with the penguin’s body. We do this by drawing a big oblong at the center of the page.

Step 2: Draw the Belly

Draw the body of the penguin.

Next, let’s draw a smaller oblong inside the big oblong we’ve previously drawn. While drawing, imagine that this would be the penguin’s cute white belly. Fun fact, Penguins have white bellies to help them blend in the ice to avoid predators. So make sure you color it white later!

Step 3: Draw the Eyes

Draw the eye guide of the penguin.

Now let’s draw two small circles at the uppermost part of the smaller oblong we’ve drawn. Make sure you draw the circles right beside each other without a gap. Also, make it protrude a little bit out of the smaller oblong into the penguin’s body. This will make the eyes look cuter! 

Step 4: Add Details to the Eyes

Add detail to the eye.

To add more details to the penguin’s eyes, we draw two smaller circles inside the ones we’ve made earlier. We then shade it black with a pencil to form the eyes. After that, we draw another smaller circles overlapping the bottom-right edge of the eyes. Then we erase the shaded part in the shape of the overlapping circles that we’ve made.

Step 5: Draw the Mouth

Draw the beak of the penguin.

Let’s draw the penguin’s beak! We do this by drawing a small inverted triangle at the center of the body just below the eyes. Very easy right? Another fun fact, most penguins like to eat krill, squid, and fish.

Step 6: Draw the Legs

Draw the feet of the penguin.

Penguins have cute little legs so we’ll draw just that. We draw the legs by drawing two blunted inverted triangles at the bottom part of the body.

Step 7: Draw the Flippers

Draw the flippers of the penguin.

Let’s finally draw the most iconic body part of the penguin, the flippers! To do this we draw a curved line from the upper body outward and downward. And then we reconnect the line to the penguin’s body forming somewhat like a triangular shape. Then we do this on the other side.

Step 8: Finish up!

Easy steps on how to a penguin.

We’re almost done with the drawing. Lastly, erase the line that divides the flippers from the penguin’s body. You can also color your drawing however you like. But make sure to leave the penguin’s belly white!

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