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Cute Monster Drawings

This is one of those cute monster drawings that I have adored since a little first grader named Mila painted it. The lines are sweet, the colors are genius, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.

cute monster drawings

If this simple monster looks a little familiar, you may be familiar with Maurice Sendak’s book “Where the Wild Things Are”. The large head, rounded limbs and pointy teeth were inspired by his illustrations, and are perfect for even five and six year olds to try to draw.

Everyone has their own idea of what a monster looks like, so most children will have no trouble coming up with their own. To make the most of their creativity, I recommend using paper and paint that will enhance all the amazing color combinations they come up with.


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Time needed: 1 hour.

How to make a Cute Monster Drawing

  1. Use a pencil to draw a large head that fills the top half of the paper.

  2. Draw a round torso below the head.

  3. Draw rounded arms, hands and pointy fingers.

  4. Draw rounded legs, big feet and claws for toes.

  5. Draw a face with big eyes and pointy teeth.

  6. Trace the drawing with a thick permanent black marker.

  7. Paint your monster with watercolors, the more the better!

    cute monster drawings

Interested in a monster project that includes a color mixing lesson? Then swap the watercolor out for tempera, and show students how to make lots of shades of green.

where the wild things are art activities
A monster drawn with a thick marker, patterns added, and filled with lots of shades of green.

You can use the same tutorial for this monster, just add a step of drawing patterns on the body. Give students a plate of blue and yellow tempera and ask them to mis as many shades of green as they can.

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