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How to Draw Washing Hands

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Hand washing or hand hygiene is important to everyone's health. Long ago, before the discovery of germs, people thought that sickness was caused by "miasma" or "bad air." It wasn't until the mid-1800s that doctors and nurses realized how important handwashing was in protecting their patients from infection.

In an age of global pandemics, the need for good handwashing practices is more important than ever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, you should wash your hands before you eat, after using the toilet, before and after caring for a sick person or treating a wound, and after you cough, sneeze, blow your nose, touch your pet, or do anything else that could dirty your hands, even with microscopic germs.

Did you know? Germs like coronavirus are destroyed by soap, but the process takes time. After soaping up your hands, you should wash them for at least 20 seconds to let the germ-killing soap do its job.

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If you'd like to create a reminder for people to wash their hands when they come to your home, school, or business, you've come to the right place. This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial will show you how to draw your own handwashing sign. All you will need is a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Holding Hands, Face, and Legs.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Washing Hands

Washing Hands drawing - step 1
How to Draw Washing Hands Step 01

1. Begin by drawing the first hand. Use curved lines to draw the arm and outline the back of the hand. Then, use long, narrow "U" shaped lines to outline the fingers.

Washing Hands drawing - step 2
How to Draw Washing Hands Step 02

2. Draw a short curved line across the tip of each finger, outlining the fingernails.

Washing Hands drawing - step 3
How to Draw Washing Hands Step 03

3. Draw the second hand, partially hidden behind the first hand. Use a long, curved line for the arm. Draw the "U" shaped fingers emerging from between the fingers of the first hand.

Washing Hands drawing - step 4
How to Draw Washing Hands Step 04

4. Draw the suds and soap and bubbles. Use short, connected, "U" shaped lines to draw the cloudlike suds above and around the hands. Enclose small circular bubbles floating around.

Washing Hands drawing - step 5
How to Draw Washing Hands Step 05

5. Draw the water faucet. Use curved lines to outline the irregular shape. Notice the parallel lines of the pipe connecting the faucet to the wall and the faucet spout. Note, too, the bulging faucet body in the middle. Draw pairs of curved lines to enclose both the pipe and the spout.

Washing Hands drawing - step 6
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6. Draw the faucet handle. Enclose a rounded shape above the faucet body. Then, use another curved line to draw another rounded shape above it. Draw a curved line across the top of the handle.

Washing Hands drawing - step 7
How to Draw Washing Hands Step 07

7. Contour the faucet body with curved lines. Then, draw several straight lines emerging from the faucet at diagonal angles, indicating water.

Washing Hands drawing - step 8
How to Draw Washing Hands Step 08

8. Don't forget the soap! Draw a pump bottle of hand soap next to the faucet. Begin by drawing a pair of nearly verticle straight lines, diverging at a slightly diagonal angle. Connect them on the top and bottom with curved lines. Then, draw a slightly smaller shape inside the first. This outlines the bottle. Next, draw a much smaller rectangular shape parallel to the larger shapes. This forms the bottle's label. Draw a teardrop shape within it. Enclose a small, narrow rectangle on top of the bottle. Extend a curved line from it and double it back upon itself to form an irregular shape. Draw a curved line at the tip of the shape. This forms the bottle's pump.

Washing Hands drawing - step 9
How to Draw Washing Hands Step 09

9. Draw a teardrop shape at the tip of the pump, indicating a droplet of soap. Draw some curved lines and tiny circles across the label.

Complete Washing Hands drawing
How to Draw Washing Hands Step 10

Color your cartoon handwashing sign, and it is ready to hang. Stay safe and well!

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