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Uploaded: January 24, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: January 29, 2011
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I have four more fun kids’ lessons coming your way and I’m probably going to be submitting these types of tutorials for the next few days. To start, lets learn "how to draw a monkey for kids", step by step. If you like primates, you will love learning from this really easy tutorial that is going to show you the simplest way to create a monkey. Kids and even teens and adults will fall in love with drawing a monkey in a very simple manner. This is a great learning tool for kids that want to learn how to draw better, and it can even be used by novice artists that also want to improve on their drawing skills. Monkeys love hanging in trees, eating insects, and living with other monkey friends. If you want you can choose to draw two of these primitive animals and when you’re done you can color them in and draw in a nice background for them all. Have fun folks and remember that when it comes to teaching yourself or children to be creative, the best way to do so is to try and "draw a monkey for kids". Adios mi amigos!

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How to Draw a Monkey for Kids

how to draw a monkey for kids step 1

STEP 1.

Okay, like my videos always say, start the lesson by drawing out the basic guidelines and shapes to form a workable frame for your monkey. Begin by drawing a circle for the head, and then make another shape for the monkey's body like so. When that is done draw the three straight lines for the arm, and legs.
 
how to draw a monkey for kids step 2

STEP 2.

Use the shape you drew in step one to sketch out the actual shape of the monkey's head. Since you are drawing this animal from the side, the face profile will be less complicated to replicate. Included in the head lining you will need to draw the piece of hair, and small cliff like shape for the snout.
 
how to draw a monkey for kids step 3

STEP 3.

Here you will start drawing out the facial features to start making this drawing look like a monkey. Start with an eye in the shape of an egg, and then color it in. Draw out the perfectly shaped ear, and then add the marking lining for the face, nose, and mouth.
 
how to draw a monkey for kids step 4

STEP 4.

Begin drawing out the body starting with the back arch, butt bump, and some of the hind leg. Next, draw out the front arm and be sure to draw in a curl for the hand, and then draw out the chest or belly like so.
 
how to draw a monkey for kids step 5

STEP 5.

You're almost done everyone. All you need to do here is finish drawing out the arms, and be sure to draw in the thumb, and hands.
 
how to draw a monkey for kids step 6

STEP 6.

This is it, the last drawing step. Now what you need to do is draw out the back legs and feet, and then make sure to add those lines for the toes.
 
how to draw a monkey for kids step 7

STEP 7.

Start erasing the lines and shapes that you drew in step one so you can prepare your monkey for last minute detailing. Draw the lining for the arms and ankles like so, and then draw in the monkey's tail.
 
how to draw a monkey for kids step 8

STEP 8.

Here is what your monkey looks like when you are all done. Now you can go ahead and color it in, to make this ape your own. I hope you had fun learning how to draw a monkey for kids.