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How to Draw a Minion

Learn step by step how to draw a Minion from the Despicable Me movies, with all his silly and goofy details.

Minion drawing, finished with marker and crayons

Instead of providing coloring pages of your student’s favorite cartoons, why not have them make their own? Even very simple projects, like this Minion, will give them some good drawing practice.

And once students feel comfortable drawing this guy as shown here, they can make more versions with different poses, and doing different things. Every cartoon artist started somewhere.

Preview of the step by step Minion drawing tutorial

Minion Coloring Page
Time lapse of Minion drawing tutorial
  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.


Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Minion

  1. Draw two touching circles.

  2. Draw the top of the body.

  3. Draw the bottom of the body.

  4. Add glasses and hair.

  5. Draw the mouth and start the overalls.

  6. Finish the bib and straps.

  7. Start two arms.

  8. Add gloves and feet. Draw a grassy background.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

Student Minion Art

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