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How to Draw a Hamster

Learn how to draw a hamster, a popular pet for children. A step by step tutorial will show how to get all those hamster features just right.

How to Draw a Hamster
Hamster drawing, finished with marker and crayons

Hamsters may be small, but as friendly little pets they sure have big hearts. They are one of the most popular small animal pets for both children and adults.

A few fun facts about hamsters is that some can grow to be 13″ long, others as short as 2″, and they are known to love to exercise. (Hence the hamster wheels!) Male hamsters are called boars, female are called sows and baby hamsters pups.

With that in mind, a few key features will keep your animal drawing look like a hamster. The large head and eyes, fat plump body, and short tail will all add up to something that looks just like an adorable hamster. The step by step tutorial that you can download below will help children of all ages do just that.

How to Draw a Hamster
Time lapse of Hamster drawing tutorial
How to Draw a Hamster
Preview of Hamster drawing tutorial



Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Draw a Hamster

  1. Draw a large oval for the head shape.

  2. Add two oval eyes with spots.

  3. Start the two outside ear shapes.

  4. Draw the inside ear details.

  5. Add the nose and fur line.

  6. Draw the body shape to the side.

  7. Add the legs, foot and tail.

  8. Draw the fur line and grass.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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