Goo, gah, and drools. Those 3 things are what babies have in common. Would you like to draw your newest little sibling? While it’s no doubt a baby is cute, most babies don’t make good models when it comes to posing or staying still. My little one stays still 1/10th of a second before she decides the other side of the room is more fun. We drew a super easy, cartoon baby for even the youngest children to practice drawing humans. It’s not easy, in fact, people are generally the hardest subjects to draw! But we all have to start somewhere, and like babies, we need to take baby steps. Let’s learn how to draw this ridiculously easy cartoon baby!
Note: This tutorial and our many others are suitable for ages 3 to 10 (preschool and above.)
And why not check out our collection of free coloring pages for kids! We update our resources library regularly so feel free to check back as we add more and more content. We’re currently at over 1000+ coloring pages and creating more how-to-draw stuff art tutorials!
🖍️ Tools For Success
- Paper (Our Free How To Draw Template PDF)
- Polymer Eraser
- Outline Markers
- Coloring Tools (I recommend Crayola’s 140 Piece Coloring Case)
🎨 Parents: The only tools you need to use these how-to-draw tutorials are: an eraser, a pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.
Step-by-Step Drawing: Cute Cartoon Baby
- Draw three round shapes – one big round, an oval-shaped babyface, and another two smaller rounded below it. The rounded feet should be parallel to each other, occupying each side of the baby’s face.
- Then, to form the baby’s body, connect the face and the feet by drawing two diagonally vertical lines between them and a horizontally curved line between the two feet.
- Next, let’s add the other body parts to complete the details. Draw two short rounded ears on each side of the face and two long rounded arms folded inside each side of the body.
- After that, in any case, the baby poops or pee, let’s secure him with a diaper! Draw another horizontal line between the feet with two short curved lines closely parallel to each foot.
- Finally, for the baby’s cute little face, let’s have two small circular eyes parallel to each other, a small curvy nose, and a long smiling mouth with a big round pacifier on it. Also, don’t forget to add three long diagonal strands of hair on top of his head!
- Since babies are not yet exposed outdoors, let’s give this little one a fair complexion with a white diaper and blue pacifier. Now we’re ready to play with this bubba!
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🖍️ Tools For Success
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- Want to save a file for later? Just hit the instant print button and choose instead to print, select Save As “PDF” in the drop-down selection, and done! (Your screen and selection might look a little different.)
Facts About Babies
- Newborns don’t “cry” in that they don’t have tears. Though newborns cry a lot, they don’t produce physical tears until about 3 weeks.
- Babies sleep a lot! Babies will sleep about 5400 hours in their first 12 months. On average a baby sleeps 17 hours a day, give or take 3 hours, depending on their exact age.
- Babies before month 4 of age only have taste buds that recognize sweet and sour.
- A baby’s eyes are already 75% of an adult’s size. That’s one reason they’re so darn cute!
- Newborn vision is really bad (20/400) but by 6 months of age, a normal baby’s vision will be a perfect 20/20.
- Adults have 206 bones. Babies are born with 300 bones! As they grow, baby’s bones fuse together and by the time they’re adults, they will have 206 bones.
- Most babies (over 80%) are born with a small reddish birthmark called “Angels Kiss” or “Stork bites.” Very cute names!
- Did you know that a baby is born in the world every 3 seconds? Just in the US, there are 4 million babies born each year.
- Developmentally, babies become self-aware at 1 year old.
- Kids don’t have much memory before the age of 3. Scientists don’t exactly know why but the theories are: the memory part of the brain has not developed or memory is tied to language and babies don’t have real language before 12 months.
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