How to Draw a Kawaii Penguin

How to draw a cute Kawaii Penguin.

I will be the first to admit that I love cute things, and that passion has been passed down to my children who are obsessed with Japanese cartoons, Kawaii characters, Shopkins, and manga. Rather than run from this passion I decided to embrace it, and bring you what I hope is the first of a series of How to Draw a Kawaii…

And we’re kicking it off today with How to Draw a Kawaii Penguin.

To make this easier for you, I created a free printable, and there’s a link to it at the end of this post.

How to Draw a Kawaii Penguin

How to draw a cute penguin with kids

One of the things I care most about as an arts educator is encouraging and supporting individual expression and ideas in art making. Prescriptive, how-to tutorials concern me as I worry about children taking them too literally.

This process, however, should be seen as an inspirational foundation or starting point from which to build personal and unique ideas. I gave the sheet to my five-year old tester, and you can see that she took it into completely original territory.

How to draw a cute penguin with kids

How to draw a cute penguin with kids

How to Draw a Kawaii Penguin

Kawaii (pronounced Hawaii) is the Japanese word for cute, lovable, and adorable. Interestingly, the word’s original meaning described someone who was blushing from embarrassment.

But for today’s purpose, we’ll go with cute and lovable. Well, that penguin below may  be blushing…

How to draw a cute penguin with kids

The penguin is drawn in six easy steps. Click here to purchase the PDF.

Once you’re done, feel free to add your own ideas, backgrounds, textures, and props.

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