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How to Draw a Cute Kawaii Cactus

I love drawing cute kawaii animals and plants.

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

You can also make stickers with these – they look super cute!

And I’ve been obsessed with drawing kawaii animals lately.

I’ve already covered how to draw cute succulent plants here and a even a house plant

I’ve already done multiple kawaii tutorials here. So, check it out if you haven’t already.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a kawaii cactus step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

color the pot

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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 kawaii Cactus – Step by Step for kids and beginners

I always start with very easy shapes so that anybody of any age can draw this.

So, let’s start by drawing a simple curve like this: this is going to be the top part of the cactus:

draw the top of the cactus

Next, we are going to draw the bunny’s ears (I’m making the cactus in the shape of a bunny).

draw the cactus ears

Next, draw the sides of the cactus by drawing two more curves like this:

draw the sides of the cactus

Now, draw 2 eyes and a small mouth on the bunny cactus.

draw a small cute face on the cactus

Next, draw the rim of the cactus post, right underneath the cactus like this.

draw the rim of the pot

Next, I’ll draw the rest of the pot and even add the cactus needles on the cactus.

draw needles on the cactus

Ain’t he cute?

We’re done.

Let’s add some color.

You can color the cactus any color you want – I’m going with green- I’m also going to add some detailing on the ears.

color the cactus

Next, add some details – I’m going to add some green needles on the cactus and even add 2 blush spots.

add details to the cactus

Lastly, I’ll color the pot.

color the pot

We’re done!

We’ve just finished drawing our cute kawaii cactus.

Draw kawaii characters and make stickers!


You’ve learned how to draw a cute kawaii cactus from scratch.

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or even make this a sticker!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute kawaii cactus.

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!

Use code STRAYCURLS-10 to get a 10% discount!

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

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