How To Draw Spongebob Squarepants

In this underwater edition of Quickdraw's learning to draw series you will sketch your very own Spongebob Squarepants cartoon. Drawing Bikini Bottom's favourite resident is easier than you think when you have the right art kit and a step by step guide, like the one below. It's suitable for kids aged 6 and above, and a whole lot of fun to try at home or in art class at school. Let's start drawing and colouring, Spongebob fans!

Art materials needed:

A plain sketchpad to draw on, a sharp pencil to draw with, an eraser to rub out messy lines, a black marker pen to go over pencil lines, and a bunch of colouring pencils or felt tip pens to add a splash of colour!

  • Onto the artwork, and we’ll start drawing Spongebob with a pair of wide, googly eyes. One slightly hidden behind the other. 

    One spurts a thin bendy nose. 

  • A cute little dimple. 

    Now to draw the top lip and join this all the way around to Spongebob’s dimple. 

    Here comes that slack-jaw smile, inside of which we have two goofy teeth poking through. 

    Once we add in some detail on the eyes the face is as good as done.

  • Now we can draw that wiggly outline of Spongebob’s head which he is so famous for.  

    It’s important to get the head shape right first of all, which is more of a rectangle.

  • And attached to this front shape is the side part of his head - don’t forget that! 

  • Hey guys, here’s a cool fact for you. Did you know that every episode of Spongebob Squarepants is about 11 minutes long? You may have heard squidward say ‘11 minutes’ in some of the episodes. And guess what, this video you are watching right now is also about 11 minutes long! Wacky! 

    Let’s give him a thin arm dangling by his side. 

  • His legs are also super thin - you need some meat on those, Spongebob! 

    At the bottom of each leg, a clunky and shiny black shoe. 

    Bob’s other hand will be pointing up. What at? Who knows, maybe Patrick Star or another of his underwater friends. 

    Lastly, the belt and we are done! 

  • Now you may be thinking, what about those spots on spongebob’s face and body? 

    We can draw them on when we get to the colouring, but for now, we need a black marker to trace around those pencil lines. 

    The idea is to only see the black pen marks, and no pencil, but if you’re happy with how your artwork is looking, skip right ahead to colouring your Spongebob drawing in. 

  • All done with the black? Great, let’s add those spots on that we mentioned earlier. 

    Now we can finish our masterpiece with the main colours, which are blue for his eyes… 

    Pink and red for his tongue and mouth… 

    Brown for his shorts… 

    Red for his tie… 

    And yellow for Spongebob Squarepants’ face. 

    Hey, before ww go, here’s great joke to share with your friends: What did Spongebob say to the Krabby Patty? “Pleased to eat you!” Haha. 

    Awesome work guys - thanks for stopping by and see you next time!