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Easy How to Draw the Grinch Tutorial Video and Grinch Coloring Page


Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial video for how to draw the Grinch and a Grinch Coloring Page. It’s so much fun to draw that famous smile!

Grinch Drawing

Tips for Watching Videos on Art Projects for Kids

When you are on a page that has a video you want to see, select the white arrow to get it started. An initial ad will start to play. When the drawing tutorial begins, look for a STAY button that will show up after 30 seconds or so. Select the STAY button to keep that video tutorial playing through to the end. The screenshot above shows what that button looks like. (Note: If you don’t select the STAY button, the player will proceed to the NEXT video.)

Drawing the Grinch

This How to Draw the Grinch tutorial shares how each part of his unique face needs to be drawn. Once those lines are in place, the rest is a breeze, regardless of whether students finish with crayons, markers or paint.

The Grinch is the main character of the classic children’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss. He is depicted as a hairy, pot-bellied, pear-shaped, snub-nosed creature with a cat-like face and cynical personality.

Thanks to untold number of movies and spinoffs, most children will recognize his very specific face, but may need a little help drawing some of those details. The green color is a given, of course, but those eyes and that smile need to be drawn a certain way to make him look the most Grinch-like.

Why Draw with Guides?

You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this website have a dashed vertical line and horizontal line running through the center of each step. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow. All they need to do is fold their sheet of paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The best part is, by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will have disappeared!

Draw the Grinch in 1 Minute

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A step by step tutorial for how to draw an easy Grinch, also available as a free download.

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The Grinch Coloring Page

The Grinch Coloring page, available as a free download.

Materials for a Grinch Drawing

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
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Directions to draw the Grinch Step by Step

Time needed: 45 minutes

How to Draw the Grinch in 9 Easy Steps

  1. Draw the outline of the face as shown.

  2. Add the fluffy brim of his hat.

  3. Draw the floppy hat and fuzzy ball.

  4. Start the neck and collar.

  5. Finish the collar. Add the shoulders.

  6. Draw the nose and start the tops of the eyes.

  7. Finish the eyes.

  8. Draw the mouth and add fur to his cheeks.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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