How to Draw a Cartoon Mouse in 5 Steps

Learn how to draw this cartoon mouse with our simple step-by-step instructions.
Learn how to draw this cartoon mouse with our simple step-by-step instructions.
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So you think you can't draw a cartoon mouse? Think again! With a little creativity and a few steps, you can learn how to draw a cuddly cartoon mouse with ease. Simply follow our step-by-step instructions and your cartoon mouse will be on the prowl for cheese in no time.

In just five steps, we'll show you how to draw this funny cartoon mouse. You can draw freehand while looking at your computer monitor or print out the page to get a closer look at each step.

On every page, we'll show you an illustration of one step and then give you a description of how to draw it. Follow the red lines in each illustration to learn exactly what to draw in that step. The lines drawn in previous steps are shown in gray.

Ready to get started? Scamper on over to the next page!


1. Outline the Mouse and Cheese

Begin with a slightly flat, oval head. Add a slipper-shaped snout. Form the pear-shaped body. Attach large partial ovals for the legs.

Draw small ovals for the shoulders. Use two parallel lines for the neck. Sketch a slanted rectangle for the top of the cheese.

2. Add the Face and Ears

­Draw oval ears. Use U-shapes for the eyes. Put one on a line. Form a V-shaped nose. Place a Y-shape in a U-shaped mouth. Connect the shoulder and leg on your left.

Attach a U-shape to two lines for the arm. Add a circle for the hand. Use an oval and two curves for the other hand and the foot under it. Use an odd curve for the other foot. Finish the cheese with a V-shape.


3. Add Paws and Tail

Attach L-shapes to curves for the eyelids and bridge of the nose. Add comma-shaped eyebrows. Join a curve and U-shape for the teeth. Connect V-shapes to curves for neck hair.

­Use long lines for the neck and belly. Form a long V-shaped tail. Add V-shapes to the tail and leg. Use curves and U-shapes for the arm, fingers, and foot. Draw oval and heart-shaped cheese holes.

4. Add Some Fun Details


Detail the eyes with curved lines and a partial oval. Use curved lines and curved V-shapes for hair on the arm and head. Draw a long curved line and tiny V-shape in the ear. Sketch whiskers and a tongue using curved lines.

­Form a teardrop-shaped nostril. Add five short lines to the cheese. "Show" the cheese's aroma as a curved Z-shape with three curved lines in it. Show the tail wagging with some short lines.

5. Finish with Shading

Darken the eyebrows, pupils, and nostril. Add shadow lines in the chees­e holes.

That's it -- you're done! Your cartoon mouse looks great.

In the next article, you'll learn how to draw a vehicle that's always on track -- a cartoon locomotive.