How To Draw a Mermaid

We have a cool drawing tutorial for your little ones! Today we are learning how to draw a mermaid in nine easy steps that anyone can follow! Yes, even your youngest kid with no drawing experience!

All you have to do is download and print our 3-page step-by-step mermaid sketch tutorial, follow the steps, and you’ll have a cute mermaid drawing to call your own.

let's draw a mermaid
Let’s draw a cute mermaid!

Learn How To Draw A Simple Mermaid

Most kids love mermaids, and it makes complete sense! Who doesn’t love these beautiful half-human, half-fish creatures that live in the sea next to adorable fish? Just like unicorns, mermaids are one of our most-requested tutorials.

So grab a notebook and your colored pencils, markers, or watercolor paints, follow the steps, and finally, color your mermaid and her tail with your favorite colors!

How to draw a mermaid tutorial
Follow the simple steps to drawing a mermaid… it is easier than you can imagine!

Easy Steps to Draw a Pretty Mermaid

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

How To Draw A Mermaid- Kids Activities Blog- Step - Text: Let's start! Frist, draw a circle and a rectangle.
Let’s start! Frist, draw a circle and a rectangle.

Step 1

Let’s start! Draw a circle and a rectangle below it.

How To Draw A Mermaid- Kids Activities Blog- Step 2 - Text: Connect them with two arched lines to make the neck and draw the arms.
Connect them with two arched lines to make the neck and draw the arms.

Step 2


Connect the circle and rectangle by drawing two arched lines to make the neck. Then draw your mermaid’s arms.

How To Draw A Mermaid- Kids Activities Blog- Step 3 - Text: Add two ovals on each arm to make the hands.
Add two ovals on each arm to make the hands.

Step 3


Let’s draw the hands by adding two ovals on each arm.

How To Draw A Mermaid- Kids Activities Blog- Step 4 - Text: Draw two ovals.
Draw two ovals.

Step 4


Now, draw two ovals – this will be our mermaid’s tail. Yay!

How To Draw A Mermaid- Kids Activities Blog- Step 5 - Text: Add curved lines and erase extra lines.
Add curved lines and erase extra lines.

Step 5


Add curved lines and erase extra lines.

How To Draw A Mermaid- Kids Activities Blog- Step 6 - Text: Use curved lines to make the top and the tail.
Use curved lines to make the top and the tail.

Step 6


Use curved lines to make the top and the tail’s fins.

How To Draw A Mermaid- Kids Activities Blog- Step 7 - Text: Draw the hair.
Draw the hair.

Step 7


Draw the hair however you want it to look!

How To Draw A Mermaid- Kids Activities Blog- Step 8 - Text: Let's add details! Draw circles to make the eyes, ovals for the cheeks, curved lines for the nose, smile and eyebrows.
Let’s add details! Draw circles to make the eyes, ovals for the cheeks, curved lines for the nose, smile and eyebrows.

Step 8


Let’s add details: Draw circles to make the eyes, ovals for the cheeks, curved lines for the nose, smile, and eyebrows.

How To Draw A Mermaid- Kids Activities Blog- Step 9- Text: Amazing job! Get creative and add different details.
Amazing job! Get creative and add different details.

Step 9


Amazing job! Get creative and add different details.

Your mermaid is done! Yay! Now it’s time to give her some pretty colors!

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Download & print our tutorial to learn how to draw a mermaid!

Download How To Draw A mermaid Tutorial PDF FIle here:

How did your mermaid drawing turn out?

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