Easy How to Draw a Crescent Moon - Step by Step Drawing Guide for Kids and Beginners

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Learn how to draw a great looking Crescent Moon with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Crescent Moon.

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Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered how to draw a crescent moon?

Follow our step-by-step drawing guide for kids and beginners to learn how to draw a crescent moon in no time at all.

Even if you’re a complete beginner — or if you don’t think you’re good at drawing — this step-by-step drawing guide will help you get started with ease.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper.

You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Night Sky, Rain, and Sun.

Easy Crescent Moon Drawing: Simple Step by Step Directions

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How to Draw a Great Looking Crescent Moon for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

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1. Begin by drawing a long curved line. It should be shaped like a circle, but the circle must remain incomplete. It is not fully enclosed.

Easy Crescent Moon Drawing - Step 2

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2. Draw a curved line from the top of the line, forming a sharp point. This outlines the top of the crescent moon.

Easy Crescent Moon Drawing - Step 3

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3. Draw a curved line of from the other end of the original line, again forming a sharp point.

Easy Crescent Moon Drawing - Step 4

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4. Use a series of curved lines to outline the face of the crescent moon. Notice the bulges of the brow, nose, and lips. The moon is now fully enclosed.

Easy Crescent Moon Drawing - Step 5

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5. Behind the outline of the brow, use curved lines to enclose a sharply pointed, curved shape. This forms the moon’s eyebrow.

Easy Crescent Moon Drawing - Step 6

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6. Next, draw the eye. Use three curved lines to enclose a roughly triangular shape. Draw a curved line above the eye to form the eyelid, and a curved line within the eye to enclose the circular shape of the pupil. Shade the pupil, leaving a bit uncolored to represent the eye’s “sparkle.”

Easy Crescent Moon Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw a curved line to represent the moon’s nostril, and another for the mouth. Draw small dots at the back of the crescent to give the moon a mottled texture.

Add More Details to Your Crescent Moon Picture - Step 8

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8. Continue to texture the crescent, extending the dots and circles to the pointed tips.

Complete the Outline of Your Crescent Moon Drawing - Step 9

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9. Fill the sky with five-pointed stars.

Color Your Crescent Moon Drawing

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Color your crescent moon.

You can also learn to draw a full moon, and a wolf to howl at it, using our handy drawing guides.

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