Get A-Head of the Game
 <i>¿Ai, Ai?</i> Eye, Eye!
 Be Nose-y
 A Few Flourishes…
 And a Bat of the Eyelashes
 Paying Lip Service
 Word of Mouth
 Furry and <i>Fantástico</i>
 Tying It All Together
 Finishing Touches
 Color Rosita Happy
    To draw Rosita, you will need:

  • Construction paper or computer paper
  • Pencil
  • Markers, colored pencils, or crayons

It's a fiesta! Learn how to draw your amiga, Rosita, using this step-by-step guide by a real Sesame Street artist.

Get A-Head of the Game

To start drawing Rosita, hold your paper the long (landscape) way. In the center of the page, draw a circle shape for her head. Divide the circle in half vertically with a dotted line. Draw another dotted line to divide it in half horizontally. These lines will be your reference for placing Rosita's eyes, nose, and mouth. You will erase the circle and dotted lines later, so keep them light!

¿Ai, Ai? Eye, Eye!

Slightly above your dotted horizontal reference line, draw two half-circles for Rosita's eyes. The corners of the half circles should overlap at your vertical guideline. To draw Rosita's pupils, add a circle near the bottom of each semicircle.

Be Nose-y

Rosita's nose is next. Draw a small oval in the very center of the circle where your two dotted lines intersect. The oval will overlap slightly with Rosita's eyes.

A Few Flourishes…

Time to give Rosita's eyes some extra attention. First, create eyelids by drawing a curved line above each eye.

And a Bat of the Eyelashes

Now, add fluffy eyelashes. Make sure they connect between the eyes and don't worry if they cover most of Rosita's eyelids…they're supposed to!

Paying Lip Service

Of course, Rosita also needs a mouth. About one thumb-width under the nose, draw a "furry" line for her top lip.

Word of Mouth

Draw a wide, U-shaped line for the bottom of Rosita's mouth.

Furry and Fantástico

Give Rosita long pieces of fur on the top and sides of her head. Use short, wispy lines around the bottom of her face to make that look furry, too.

Tying It All Together

Add a bow on top of Rosita's head, over her left eye.

Finishing Touches

Clean up your drawing! Erase the original circle you drew for the head and the dotted lines you drew for reference, as well as any overlaps. Add shading.

Color Rosita Happy

Brighten up Rosita by adding color with your crayons, markers, or colored pencils. ¡Muy bien!

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