How to Draw a Moose

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Moose in 10 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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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 Moose.

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

Step 1: Let's draw a moose! Draw a curved line across the page for the back.

Step 2: Trace a short line for the tail, making sure to loop back around at the end.

Step 3: Draw the first hind leg, starting with two lines wide apart at the top. As you trace down, bring the lines closer together and angle the leg to the front.

Step 4: Draw the second hind leg, almost hiding it behind the first.

Step 5: Trace a line along the bottom for the moose's belly!

Step 6: Now, draw a skinny front leg. Here's a tip: angle the leg toward the back. Notice that, along with the angled hind leg, your moose will look like it's really walking!

Step 7: Draw the neck by tracing a line upwards.

Step 8: Next, trace two straight lines for the second front leg.

Step 9: Draw a triangle shaped ear at the top of your moose. Where the neck ended, draw a short line across for the jaw. Trace a line to join the jaw and ear. Add a circle at the top of the head for an eye.

Step 10: Finish with the horn by making a half-moon shape. Here's a tip: to create a pointy horn, trace along the inside as though you were drawing waves! There's your moose!

Interesting Facts about Moose

Moose are the largest members of the deer family. In North America, they live in Canada and the United States. In Europe, moose mostly live in Sweden, Poland, the Baltic States, Finland, and Norway.

Did you know?

  • Moose are amazing swimmers. They dive for underwater plants, and they swim to cool off on hot summer days.
  • Moose, on average, live to be 12 to 18 years old.
  • Moose have a great sense of smell and sense of hearing, but they have poor eyesight.
  • Moose can weigh as much as 1,800 pounds. On average, they weigh about 790 pounds.
  • Male moose are called bulls. Female moose are called cows. Young moose are called calves.
  • Calves can walk as soon as they are born.
  • Moose use their antlers for fighting during hunting season. Antlers could weigh up to 75 pounds. Only bulls have antlers.
  • Moose are herbivores, which means they only eat plants.

Although moose are large and seem to be slow-moving, they can actually run as fast as 35 miles per hour. Cows and calves live together until a moose is about a year old. Moose tend to live alone, but close by each other.