How to Draw a Mole

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Mole in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Mole.

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How to Draw a Mole - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start by drawing the head. The mole's head is large and closer to the snout it gets more pointy.

Step 2: For your next step, draw the two front paws, each with five pointy toes. Moles have very powerful front paws that they can use to dig up to 18 feet of dirt in an hour!

Step 3: Now draw the body. It should be very round and wider at the end. Leave space for the back leg and the back paw and the tail.

Step 4: Then draw the hind paw. This paw is smaller and shorter than the front paw, but it also has very pointy toes.

Step 5: Draw the bottom part of the mole's body and the tail. The tail is much thinner and shorter than the rest of the body, and it points upward.

Step 6: Finish your mole by giving it a little detail. Draw the snout with a line in the middle to separate it into two parts. Also draw a small circle for the eye. When you're finished, you can color your mole and add your own details. Moles are brown and most of them have fur covering their eyes. They also like to burrow in the ground so they might be covered in dirt!

Interesting Facts about Moles

Moles are small mammals that live in North America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. There are about 20 species of moles.

Did you know?

  • A mole’s saliva can paralyze small animals such as earthworms and snails. Some species of moles also catch and eat mice and small birds.
  • Moles have strong front limbs that help them dig up to 18 feet of dirt per hour.
  • On average, a mole is the size of a mouse.
  • Moles have brown fur and long noses. You usually cannot see their eyes because they are covered in fur.
  • Some species of moles, like the star-nosed mole, spend some of their time in water.

Moles are famous for digging underground tunnels. They live in these tunnels, and they store food in them as well. You might notice mole hills on your lawn or in your garden. You can usually tell when moles have dug tunnels underground because of these mounds. Some species of moles, such as the giant gold mole and Juliana’s golden mole are endangered or threatened. Humans are a threat to moles. They do not want their lawns to be ruined by them, so they sometimes use water to floor their tunnels.

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