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How to Draw a Soccer Ball / Football

Watch my directed drawing video on how to draw a simple soccer ball or football

Growing up in the United States I played a little soccer, or as they call it in the rest of the world – football. I was always fascinated by how the 5- and 6-sided patches of a soccer ball could be sown together to make a ball shape. Maybe I would have been a little better at soccer if I thought more about scoring instead 😉. Anyway… today I’d like to walk you through one easy way to draw a classic soccer ball ⚽️. My hope as always is to make this directed drawing easy enough for kids in pre-k and kindergarten, as well as fun enough for older kids and adults that are just getting started with drawing. Please pause the soccer ball/football video when you need to catch up. As for supplies, you just need a pencil, pen or marker and sheet of paper. And of course feel free to color it in afterwards. Go team! – Patrick O.

Follow these directed drawing instructions that make a soccer ball / football drawing easy to do:

  1. First, draw a big circle in the middle of the page. This is the outline of the soccer ball.
  2. Next, draw pentagon (5-sided shape) in the middle of the circle. Do your best to keep the sides the same length as each other.
  3. Then draw one line out from each of the 5 corners of the pentagon. The lines should end about halfway to the edge of the circle.
  4. Now split the lines into a Y-shape. Draw the new lines long enough so that they come close, but do not touch the edge of the circle.
  5. Connect each line to the edge of the ball with another short line in the opposite direction. This will create 5 new “flat” pentagon shapes around the edge of the soccer ball/football.
  6. Now connect the corners of each of the new pentagons with the ones next to them. These lines will create hexagon (6-sided) shapes in between each of the pentagons.
  7. Color or fill in the shapes. I filled in the pentagons shapes with my marker, but feel free to color in your ball with whatever colors and patterns you think will look cool. If you have a ball at home you can even try to copy that.
  8. Add some actions lines to finish! This will make it look like the soccer ball/football is coming out of the page!

That’s it. You’ve reach the gooooaaaallll! ⚽️

How to Draw a Soccer Ball or Football

By Patrick O'Toole

Patrick is the creator the educational website Alphabetimals.com where cute cartoon animals in the shape of letters help kids learn their ABC's. Through the Otoons.net website he hopes to also help kids & beginners gain more confidence in their ability to draw through easy and fun step-by-step tutorials.