How to Draw a Cartoon School Bus

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Learn how to draw a great looking Cartoon School Bus with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Cartoon School Bus.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon School Bus

How to Draw a Great Looking Cartoon School Bus for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

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1. Begin the cartoon school bus outline by drawing a long, narrow trapezoid shape. This will become the bus’s front bumper. Extend a long curved line from one side of the bumper, up and around to form a rounded rectangle shape, to the opposite side of the bumper.

This is the front of the school bus. Then, draw a straight line across the top of the shape - the top of the windshield.

Easy Cartoon School Bus Drawing - Step 2

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2. Draw two straight lines across the top of the bus. Then, enclose three slightly irregular square shapes on the front of the bus. These are the two portions of the windshield and the bus’s grill.

Easy Cartoon School Bus Drawing - Step 3

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3. Enclose ovals of different sizes on the top and front of the bus, forming the headlights and caution lights. Draw three horizontal lines across the grill.

Easy Cartoon School Bus Drawing - Step 4

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4. Enclose a round-cornered rectangle on each side of the bus, and connect them to the bus with two short lines each.

These are the bus’s rearview mirrors. Then, extend a straight line diagonally from the bumper, followed by a large “U” shaped line. This begins the side of the bus and the wheel well.

Easy Cartoon School Bus Drawing - Step 5

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5. Draw another long, straight line followed by a “U” shaped line and a short straight line, continuing the side of the bus past the second wheel well. Enclose partial oval shapes - the wheels - in each wheel well.

Easy Cartoon School Bus Drawing - Step 6

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6. Draw a long, “L” shaped line from the bottom of the bus to the top, enclosing a rounded rectangle shape. This completes the basic outline of the bus. Then, enclose a tall, narrow rectangle partially hidden behind the mirror.

This is the door of the bus. Enclose a smaller oval inside each wheel. Enclose the remaining tire using a curved line below the bumper.

Easy Cartoon School Bus Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw a vertical line down the center of the door. Then, enclose a series of rectangles with rounded corners down the side of the bus. These are the windows.

Add More Details to Your Cartoon School Bus Picture - Step 8

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8. Draw a curved line across the front windows, indicating the dash. Enclose two half-ovals, one inside the other, on top of the dash, then draw straight, parallel lines across the inner oval. This is the bus’s steering wheel.

Complete the Outline of Your Cartoon School Bus Drawing - Step 9

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9. Draw a curved line passing behind the steering wheel, indicating the driver’s seat. Draw two thick, straight, parallel lines on the side of the bus, and write the words “SCHOOL BUS” in bold capital letters across the top of the bus.

Color Your Cartoon School Bus Drawing

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Your cartoon school bus outline is complete. Color it bright yellow.

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Learn More About The Cartoon School Bus Drawing

The wheels on the bus go round and round - and you can draw them! Learn how to draw a cartoon school bus with the help of this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

This cartoon school bus is drawn in simple perspective. This means that it is shown in a realistic way, and also three-dimensionally. You can see the front of the bus and the side of the bus, just as if you were standing next to it.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

You can also draw a school bus in a side profile with this school bus drawing guide.

Don’t forget your yellow crayons, markers, or colored pencils. For nearly 100 years, this has been the trademark color of school buses in North America and in some other regions around the world.

When you've finished the bus, move on to this school building drawing for more back-to-school fun.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Truck with a Christmas Tree or Cartoon Airplane Drawing tutorials.

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