Learn how to draw a Mouse, and a super cute one at that. This easy step-by-step tutorial will show you how.
The next time you need to have students draw a mouse to go with a story, this tutorial might help them out. It features a simple side view which shows off their pointy nose, round rear end and smooth tail.
This example is colored more like a Deer Mouse, with a white belly, but would work for your average gray mouse too.
Either way, remind students that if they want their mouse to look as cute as possible, they should pay attention to the size of the eyes. Bigger, rounder ones will always look more endearing than little squinty ones.
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Mouse Coloring Page
Materials for Mouse Project
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
- 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.
Step by Step Directions for Mouse Project
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Draw a Mouse
- Draw the head shape.
- Add the body below.
- Draw the ear shapes.
- Add an eye, nose and whiskers.
- Draw a hip line and one arm.
- Add another arm and feet.
- Draw a tail curling around below.
- Add a background.
- Trace with marker and color.