How to Draw an Elephant

How to draw an elephant in a simple way is something that my kids wanted to learn for so long, so we put together this easy printable tutorial to share with you.

We love everything about elephants: the long trunk, large ears, the heavy tusks; elephants are truly majestic. So if you and your kids love elephants as much as we do, grab a pencil and a piece of paper and let’s get started!

how to draw an elephant
Let’s learn to draw an elephant!

Our easy step-by-step how to draw an elephant tutorial includes three printable pages with detailed instructions on how to make a simple elephant drawing.

Learning how to draw helps kids increase their imagination, enhance their fine motor and coordination skills, and develop a healthy way of displaying their emotions. Plus, it’s so much fun too!

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Easy how to draw an elephant instructions!

Simple steps to draw an elephant for kids

Follow this easy how-to-draw elephant step-by-step tutorial and you will be drawing your own elephant drawings in no time!

Step 1

How To Draw An Elephant- Step 1- Text: Let's Start! First, draw a circle.
Let’s start! First, draw a circle.

Draw a circle.

Step 2

How To Draw An Elephant- Step 2- Text: Add two tilted ovals on each side of the circle.
Add two tilted ovals on each side of the circle.

Draw two tilted ovals on each side of the circle.

Step 3

How To Draw An Elephant- Step 3- Text: Add another two circles.
Add another two circles.


Add another two smaller circles, these will be the big ears!

Step 4

How To Draw An Elephant- Step 4- Text: Draw half an oval.
Draw half an oval.


Draw half an oval.

Step 5

How To Draw An Elephant- Step 5- Text: Add half a circle at the bottom.
Add half a circle at the bottom.


Add a half-circle at the bottom.

Step 6

How To Draw An Elephant- Step 6- Text: Draw a curved line.
Draw a curved line.


Draw a curved line.

Step 7

How To Draw An Elephant- Step 7- Text: Use curved lines to make a trunk.
Use curved lines to make a trunk.


Let’s draw the trunk by creating curved lines.

Step 8

How To Draw An Elephant- Step 8- Text: Let's add details! Draw circles to make the eyes and the cheeks, add curved lines to the trunk and a wavy line to the feet.
Let’s add details. Draw circles to make the eyes and the cheeks, add curved lines to the trunk and a way line to the feet.


Now it’s time for details. Draw circles to make the eyes and cheeks, add curved lines to the trunk and a wavy line to the feet.

Step 9

How To Draw An Elephant- Step 9- Text: Amazing job! Get creative and add different details.
Amazing job! Get creative and add different details.


Amazing job! Get creative and add different details.

Your elephant is done! Yay!

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Simple and easy elephant drawing steps!

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How did your elephant drawing turn out?

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