Get Round
Place the Eyes
So Nosey
I Can See
Laugh and Smile
Give Me a
Elmo is So Furry
Tidy Up
Color Me
    Everyone's favorite furry, little red monster loves to sing, dance, and laugh. You might not be able to make him do all of these things on paper, but you can be sure to impress your little one with these tips from a real Sesame Street artist.

    To draw Elmo, you will need:
  • Construction paper or computer paper
  • Pencil
  • Markers, colored pencils, or crayons

Get Round

To start drawing Elmo, hold your paper the long (landscape) way. In the center of the page, draw because an egg shape for his head. Draw a dotted line vertically down the center. This will be your reference for placing Elmo's eyes, nose, and mouth on his head. You will erase the dotted line and the egg-shape later, so keep them light!

Place the Eyes

At the top center of your oval, draw two circles for Elmo's eyes. The circles should touch.

So Nosey

Give Elmo his nose! Draw a large, oval-shaped nose that will overlap slightly with the bottoms of Elmo's eyes. Make sure it is centered, with the dotted line running through the middle. (Keep in mind you will erase the overlaps of Elmo's eyes and nose at the end.)

I Can See

Draw Elmo's pupils! In the center of his eyes, draw two round circles.

Laugh and Smile

Give Elmo his signature smile. Slightly below Elmo's nose (about half a thumb-width below), draw a wiggly line for the top of Elmo's mouth.

Give Me a "U"

Draw a wide, U-shaped line for the bottom of his smile.

Elmo is So Furry

Give Elmo wisps of fur around the edges of his head.

Tidy Up

Clean up your drawing! Erase the overlaps of Elmo's eyes over his nose, the dotted line you drew in the beginning, and the egg-shape.

Color Me

Color Elmo with your crayons, markers, or colored pencils. You could even give him a background and draw some friends for him to play with!

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