The other day I took the kids to see Despicable Me 2, they LOVED it! We loved the first movie two, so we were really glad that they did just as good of a job on the sequel.

When we recorded how to draw a minion, it was difficult for us to keep it shorter than 15 min. We tried to make the instructions very easy so even Hads (younger artists) could follow along.

If you have time, leave a comment below and let us know what your kid’s favorite part of the movie was. I’m sure Chuckers and Hads would love to know :)

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Watch How To Draw A Minion

If you’re having trouble watching the video, click here to watch it on YouTube!

Step By Step

1. First draw an upside down U for the minion’s head.

how to draw a minion step 1

2. Next draw two circles for the goggles. If you’d like to draw the one eyed minion only draw one circle.

how to draw a minion step 2

3. Now draw a goggle strap on each side of his head.

how to draw a minion step 3

4. Draw his face and hair.

how to draw a minion step 4

5. Draw his overalls.

how to draw a minion step 5

6. Next draw his arms, one up and one bent.

how to draw a minion step 6

7. Then draw his gloves.

how to draw a minion step 7

8. Draw four lines down, for his legs.

how to draw a minion step 8

9. Last, draw his two feet and a pocket on his chest.

how to draw a minion step 9

That’s all there is to drawing a super simple minion. Now all you have to do is color him yellow.

Download & Print

Click the image below, then right click to save the free printable.

Download the free how to draw a minion printable

46 Responses

  1. Brett

    Looking forward to the printable version. The kids love anything to do with minions and my 3 year old endlessly repeats a phrase I don’t understand when the minion is ‘paragliding’ and gets hit by the duck…

  2. Stephanie N

    OMG…this is amazing. I have always wanted to learn how to draw. Your tutorial is so easy to use. Using the red marker after each step really helps guide you along. My son is 2 and he is watching me follow the steps and when he sees the finished sketch he just looks at my drawing and the one on the screen in awe. Trying to teach him to follow along as well. This is great!! I’ve already done the monkey and the minion is my second lesson!! so exciting thanks for sharing this! Moving on…

    • Rob

      Hey Stephanie! So glad you found us and are having fun. Even though it says “for kids” we’re flattered that you’re enjoying it too! Seriously, we think that’s sooo awesome. My kids think you’re cool :)

      • Victoria

        My name is Victoria ,I really like your videos,my favorite video is my little pony .
        My brother and I would like to ask you if you can teach us how to draw a fire truck,and a police car,and an ambulance ?
        Thank You

      • Rob

        Hi Victoria!

        Thanks for the nice comment. We’d love to draw those. I’ll put them on our request list, and hopefully get to them soon.


  3. Stephanie N

    I really wish I had a camera so you can see my drawings :) Did I mention that I was 41 years old?? I really love this! Sharing these with my nieces who love to draw too!

  4. Stephanie N

    I ended up drawing 17 pictures. A few I did twice so my son could color them!! My son and I had to much fun doing this today. I found your page on FB and liked that too! I’m a big fan now!! Keep up the awesome work…look forward to getting more from you. We plan on home schooling our son so your tutorials would be great for art time when he comes of age to follow along.

  5. Leah

    Every time a holiday is coming up I make a huge drawing of all the characters you put up
    I’ve made a Halloween one with the wear wolf mummy Frankenstein vampire witch and tons more and I just finished a Christmas one by the way I am 10 years old

  6. minion lover

    i REALLY love your drawings. unlike others you do it slowly and step by step. usually have hard time following the instructions but the red marks help a lot. thanks a lot. you really help.

  7. avi

    you’re the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Matthew E

    My friend wanted me to try out drawing so I had a look and I really like minions, so I was looking for a good guide and then I found you; a good simple step by step drawing site. I love how you have the red marked bit so you know what your doing! Thanks! Btw I’m 11

  9. travislawton

    hi guy’s, my name is travis and i’m only 11 years old but i love this website. i love it because i draw alot and i wish you could see my awsome shark. it is so epic. it has a big masive matchine on it’s back.anyway, i hope that i could actuly here from you guy’s.
    send messages
    love from,
    travis lawton.

    • Rob

      Hey Travis,

      Your shark sounds completely epic! You could post a picture on our Facebook page if you want. We’d love to see it!


  10. sarah

    Hi my name is Sarah i am 10 but i love this website because all of the others have really complicated steps.I was wondering if you had a step by step on how to draw a purple minion.

  11. whitney

    May you draw one of the crazy minions, the purple ones, or Gru, Vector, and the lipstick tazer lady?

  12. Valentina

    Hi Rob, the minions are so funny, thanks for the tutorial! My 4 years old boy loves draw following your video…thanks a lot!

    • Rob

      Awe, you’re so welcome Valentina! Glad he likes our video, please tell him hi for us!

  13. saira

    I love the tutorial so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Everyone now says that i’m a good drawer!

  14. Mishal

    I LOVE art. Rob you’re the best. The minion was really easy in fact all of your drawing are really easy for me. THANKS for making this website!!!

    • Rob

      Hi Mishal!


      Thanks for your kind comment, it means a lot that you’re enjoying our site.

      Thank you!

  15. Mallory

    Hi Rob I am 12 and i tried drawing this but it didnt turn out very good how do i make it better?

  16. shamma233

    HI I am a writer and now an ARTIST!!!!!! BECUASE OF YOU YOU ARE THE BEST

  17. Nicole

    I was wondering if you could make something harder like a 3D German Shepherd dog. BTW the poodle that you made turned out excellent I love your show and my art is improving even more.

    • Rob


      I’m so glad you’re improving! That’s exciting. Also glad your poodle turned out. I’ll put German Shepherd on our list, and hopefully get to it soon. We have a lot of requests :)



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