in this post I will teach you how to draw a cute kawaii cardboard box

How to Draw a Cute Cardboard Box

These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a cute cardboard box in this step-by-step guide. If you’re looking for something similar to draw, check out this post on how to draw a cute suitcase.

This is what you will be learning to draw:

color the stickers on the box

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a cute cardboard box – Easy Step by step Guide

We are going to be using very simple shapes to draw this cardboard box.

Let’s start with a straight line like this:

Draw a straight line

This is going to be the center of the cardboard box. I’m going to draw 2 V shapes one on the top of the line and one at the bottom.

draw 2 v shapes

As you’ve guessed, we are drawing a cardboard box with 2 sides showing. Next, draw the sides of the cardboard box by joining the external points like this.

draw 2 sides of the cardboard box

Now, our cardboard box is going to be open because it will look cuter.

So, we are going to draw the flap on one side like this which is just 3 lines.

draw a flap

And next, draw the other flap on the other side of the cardboard box.

draw another flap on the side of the box

Next, we are going to draw a small point a little above the center of the box.

draw a small point above the box

And then draw 2 lines from the points to the sides of the cardboard box like this – this will give our cardboard box a nice 3D shape.

connect the dot to the box

Next, if you want to make your cardboard box more kawaii, draw 2 eyes and a mouth like this:

draw a small cute kawaii face on the cardboard box

And then you can also add some stickers on the box.

draw the stickers

I’m going to clean up the overlapping lines and then draw an arrow going upward.

add more stickers

Easy, isn’t it?

Now, let’s color the cardboard box.

We’ll first color it brown. You can go with any color if you’re feeling creative!

color the sides of the box

Next, I’m going to color the cardboard box flaps. The flaps are generally lighter so use a lighter shade of brown.

color the flaps

Lastly, I’m going to color the inside of the box a darker shade of brown. And also color the stickers.

color the stickers on the box

You can also add 2 blush spots to the cardboard box like I’ve done to add a cuter look to the box.

And we’re done!

We’ve learned how to draw a cute kawaii cardboard box.

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute cardboard box.

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

If you are interested in drawing in a kawaii style and then selling clipart or merchandise on Etsy, check out this course!

Learn how to create kawaii characters.

My old bud Ilaria (we’ve been friends on Instagram back when I had Instagram) created this course! I’ve watched her grow from 0 followers, and I’m so, so proud of her!

And believe it or not, there is not 1 single good online course about learning how to draw kawaii art and then making physical stickers on the internet. I’ve been looking for a course like this for a long, long time.

And it’s finally here!!!

You can create your own stickers and print them and sell them on Etsy or any space! She goes into detail about how to draw the characters.

This is by far one of the best courses I’ve taken that is so cute and so educational.

The course is in English, and it’s amazing!

What do you need?

A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii characters, this course is perfect!

Check it out here!

And if you are really keen on improving your drawings or you want to create cute kawaii animals and kawaii people, check out this second course by Sara.

Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

Check it out here!

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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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