How to Draw an Elephant Easily – Step by Step Elephant Drawing Tutorial

My latest project involves instructions on how to draw an elephant easily using my free step by step elephant drawing tutorial for kids!

Elephant Drawing easy

When I find cute animal pictures, I always challenge myself to come up with an easy kid drawing tutorial so that my children can copy it!

My little girl spends ages copying the video tutorials on YouTube; just recently she drew a squirrel, very well I may add.

I tend to do these in seasons so with it being Fall, I have completed a pumpkin drawing easy and a turkey drawing in the last month. 

We also enjoy coloring our completed drawings! Maybe next time I will use some of my zoo animal coloring pages for drawing inspiration. 

What you need for this Elephant Drawing Step by Step

elephant drawing supplies

Gather up your supplies before you start to sketch this realistic elephant drawing. 

  1. Sketchbook or Art Paper. 
  2. Pencils (HB, 2B). 
  3. Eraser. 
  4. Ruler and Round Scale. 
  5. Compass. 
  6. Sharpener. 
  7. Coloring Pens, crayons, etc.

How to Draw a Cute Elephant for Kids

If you can read and hold a pencil you can draw this cute elephant! Do not be overwhelmed when you see the completed image.

This little guy starts off as a circle and an oval as shown in Step 1 below! The key is to go one step at a time and rub out something that does not look quite right. Little kids can do this too.

They will need to follow the picture instructions as opposed to the written ones (sometimes copying Mum and Dad as they do each step works a treat).

You can print this out and use it for a zoo animal school project during a themed learning week (printable instructions are at the bottom of the page).

Alternatively, you can use it for an after-school art club. It works well at home also! I love encouraging my children to follow instructions to draw a picture. 

Step 1: 

Draw a circle and draw an oval shape behind the circle by slightly overlapping the two shapes with each other.

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Step 2:

Erase the overlapped areas of the oval shape from inside the circle shape., draw the elephant’s ears, and also erase the lines of the oval shape from the elephant’s ears. If the ear’s shape is difficult to draw you can use simple circle shapes to draw the ears. The choice is yours. 

how to draw an elephant's ears

Step 3:

Draw two squiggly lines to make draw the elephant’s trunk. 

how to draw an elephant's trunk

Step 4:

Draw a round-shaped eye socket for the elephant.  

Step 5:

Draw the pupils. 

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Step 6:

Draw another inner line along the outline of the ear.

Step 7:

Draw the elephant’s mouth. Draw the line from the trunk onto the face as shown. 

how to draw an elephant for kids

Step 8:

Draw one front leg and one hind leg.  

Step 9: 

Draw the other front leg behind the first front leg. Then draw the other hind leg behind the first hind leg. 

how to draw an easy elephant step by step

Step 10:

Draw the elephant’s paws. Use half-circular shapes to draw the paws.  Draw a small tail and add some lines to the trunk for more detail. You can see this all in the elephant pencil drawing picture below.

elephant pencil drawing easy

Step 11:

Use a grey shade to fill in the outline of the trunk. 

Step 12:

Use the same grey shade to fill in the head and outer outline of the ears. 

how to draw an elephant in color

Step 13:

Color the entire body, tail, and feet using the same grey shade. 

Step 14:

Color the inner ear outline with a peach or pink shade. Then, color the nails with a light ash-grey shade. 

Elephant Drawing easy

Would you like more elephant drawing tutorials to copy? What you would you like to see added to this one?

Why not combine this with some of my elephant coloring pages or my toilet roll elephant craft.

I am expanding my collection of animal drawings; my latest is a hedgehog drawing easy. My next aim is to complete a penguin drawing step by step.

My printable elephant drawing instructions and images will guide you.

Elephant Drawing easy

How to Draw an Elephant Easily - Step by Step Elephant Drawing Tutorial

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My latest project involves instructions on how to draw an elephant easily using my free step by step elephant drawing tutorial for kids!

Materials

  • Sketchbook or Art Paper.
  • Pencils (HB, 2B).
  • Eraser.
  • Ruler and Round Scale.
  • Compass.
  • Sharpener.
  • Coloring Pens, crayons, etc.

Instructions

Step 1: 

Draw a circle, and draw an oval shape behind the circle by slightly overlapping the two shapes with each other.

Step 2:

Erase the overlapped areas of the oval shape from inside the circle shape., draw the elephant's ears, and also erase the lines of the oval shape from the elephant’s ears. If the ear’s shape is difficult to draw you can use simple circle shapes to draw the ears. 

Step 3:

Draw two squiggly lines to make draw the elephant’s trunk. 

Step 4:

Draw a round-shaped eye socket for the elephant.  

Step 5:

Draw the pupils. 

Steel 6:

Draw another inner line along the outline of the ear.

Step 7:

Draw the elephant’s mouth. 

Step 8:

Draw one front leg and one hind leg.  

Step 9: 

Draw the other front leg behind the first front leg. Then. draw the other hind leg behind the first hind leg. 

Step 10:

Draw the elephant’s paws. Use half-circular shapes to f=draw the paws. 

Step 11:

Use a grey shade to fill in the outline of the trunk. 

Step 12:

Use the same grey shade to fill in the head and outer outline of the ears. 

Step 13:

Color the entire body, tail, and feet using the same grey shade. 

Step 14:

Color the inner ear outline with a peach or pink shade. Then, color the nails with a light ash-grey shade. 

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