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Easy How to Draw an Elephant for Kids Tutorial Video and Elephant Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial video for how to draw an Elephant for Kids and an Elephant Coloring Page. There are a couple tutorials to choose from!

Elephant Drawing

A drawing of an elephant, made with the help of a step by step tutorial.

Drawing Elephants

Now students can easily learn how to draw an elephant for kids with a bit more realism. This makes for a good lesson because all the shapes are all pretty simple, but there are a few more details added that make a lot of difference. For instance the back leg is larger than the front, so the hip line goes further into the body. There are tusks on either side of the trunk, and overlapping lines that need to be erased. Also the two legs on the far side of the animal are just a bit shorter than the front, because they are a bit further away. All those details are easy to draw, yet add up to a pretty realistic elephant drawing.

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


  • 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.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

Time Lapse Drawing

Elephant Coloring Page

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Watercolor Resist Elephant Tutorial

Step by Step Tutorial

Time needed: 45 minutes

Draw an Elephant Step by Step for Kids

  1. Make guidelines. Draw an oval body.

  2. Add the head and trunk.

  3. Add a front and back leg.

  4. Erase lines. Add legs from other side.

  5. Draw two ears.

  6. Erase lines inside ear. Add two tusks.

  7. Erase inside tusks. Add trunk lines, eye and tail.

  8. Draw toes and a background.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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Draw a Really Easy Elephant

If you’d like to have younger elementary students learn how to draw an easy elephant, then give this tutorial a try. It fills the paper and is made from some simple shapes that happen to fall right on the guide lines. Use it with crayons, or get fancy with a watercolor resist painting, like the one that is shown below. Either way, simple drawing projects are often the perfect starting point to getting much more creative with the art supplies. This one has actually helped one of my students win a city-wide art show years ago!

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