How to Draw a Pig

Using the same technique as the Kinder Cows art lesson, this pig art lesson teaches your little ones simple drawing techniques and offers enough options for each child to create their own little piggy!


  • 12″ x 18″ white drawing paper
  • Black, pink, white, green and yellow oil pastel or crayons
  • Red (watered-down), green and blue liquid watercolors
  • Brushes and Water

  • Begin with a 12″ x 18″ white drawing paper and a black oil pastel and draw a small circle towards the LHS of the paper. Then, draw a large curve, starting at the right of the circle (head) and going all the way around until you reach the bottom of the circle (chin).

  • Draw two straight lines for legs complete with inverted letter “V” for hoofs. Draw a small circle with two short vertical lines inside for a snout, two dots for eyes and two ears. Lastly, draw a curly tail. Using a white oil pastel, color in white clouds and a fence line. Using a green oil pastel, add grass. Yellow oil pastel for a sun, etc. Continue until the child has enough detail in his picture. You can suggest butterflies, flowers, etc.

  • Set out a tray of blue, green and pink (watered down red) liquid watercolor paints and large wash brushes. This step takes very little time. Kinders paint fast!

  • Don’t forget clouds. Using white oil pastel, encourage children to color in their clouds with white oil pastel and not just outline them (which is the tenancy at this age).

Set out to dry and Viola! Pretty Pigs!

The artwork in this post is from Mrs. DeLaney’s Kinder Class at Brandon School

For more watercolor lessons, checkout Deep Space Sparkle’s “Watercolor Projects” PDF booklet. 


  1. says:

    Those are SO cute! I love all the different faces! I’ll be linking to this.

  2. theflanfam says:

    Thank you for sharing your talent! I’ll be homeschooling in August and I can’t wait to use your lessons for art day!

  3. Carlo says:

    This is perfect because it seems like a tutorial special for my little girl because at the kinder Garden teachers don't teach anything like this Specially teacher Sildenafil

  4. alexandra says:

    i was looking around your new (great) website and i remembered that i used this how-to-draw lesson with my kids last year. take a look if you want, i think they turned out great:

  5. I love this project. Just did it with my Kindergarten classes! Thanks for all your amazing project ideas! They rock!

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    So Cute drawing. Simple but beautiful art i think.

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I teach art to 400 school children in Goleta, California. My art library contains hundreds of free art lesson ideas. My shop has art lesson plans, videos and resources to help you teach art to kids. It's a whole lot easier with Deep Space Sparkle.

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