50 Easy + Cute Things to Draw (With Step by Step Examples)


50 Easy + cute things to draw

Bullet journaling isn’t all about organisation (although this is a big part of it!) It’s also a great way to express your personality and nurture your creativity. A popular way to do this is the art of doodling - cute drawings that are easy to draw. Whether you consider yourself a bit of a Picasso, or you’re looking to improve your drawing skills, adding doodles to your bujo is something both fun and relaxing you can start today!



Introduction

Why should I bother?

Why should I doodle in my bujo

Doodling isn’t a sign of a loss of concentration: in fact, it is the opposite! Research has shown doodling has TONS of benefits: not only will it help your brain: you are more likely to remember things, concentrate and visualise, but it is also great for your mental health- think processing your emotions more productively and relieving stress.

And that's without all the creative energy you will bring to your bujo - and how pretty it's gonna look with all those cute easy drawings!


But I’m no good at doodles… where do I start?

Unsure where to begin? Worried you're not creative enough? Don’t be! The bujo community is full of creative ideas and how to draw step by step tutorials to follow which will improve your drawing skills and have your bullet journal full of cute doodles in no time!



50 of the best bullet journal drawings to add to your bujo.

Animal doodles

Looking for cute things to draw? One of the easiest doodles you can add to you bujo is an animal! Whether elephants are your thing or you go crazy for pandas, these insta step by step doodles are easy to follow, quick to do and super effective. Why not give one (or more!) a try?

1. Elephant Doodle

We are obsessed with this little elephant by @bows.and.bullets Add to your bujo to up the cuteness factor to the max.

Elephant doodle

Credit: @bows.and.bullets

Difficulty rating (out of 5): 3


2. Sloth doodle

It’s a sloth life! This sloth doodle by @julia.pezowicz will make a great addition to your bujo. The step by step guide breaks it down one stage at a time.

Sloth doodle

Credit: @julia.pezowicz

Difficulty: 3


3. Cow doodle

We are all for these cute animal doodles and this step by step doodle of a cow by @june.folio is no exception! We love how easy it is by following this useful how to draw step by step.

Cow doodle

Credit: @june.folio

Difficulty: 2


4. Peacock doodle

Add a pretty peacock to your bujo using this easy step by step tutorial by @lifeinabujo. This how to draw step by step even features ruler measurements for those perfect dimensions.

Peacock doodle

Credit: @lifeinabujo

Difficulty: 4


5. Hedgehog doodle

Proving that doodles can grow from the tiniest detail (in this case a dot) is this super cute drawing of a hedgehog by @seed_successful_you. Follow this how to draw step by step to bring some autumn vibes to your bujo doodles.

Hedgehog

Credit: @seed_successful_you

Difficulty: 4


6. Panda doodle

If you love pandas as much as we do (because they are awesome) then follow this how to draw step by step doodle tutorial to add some to your bujo. Thanks to the @theboostedjournal this one is great for those new to doodling.

Panda doodle

Credit: @theboostedjournal

Difficulty: 2


7. Different bear doodles

Can’t decide between pandas, polars, or grizzly bears? Us neither! So why not add them all to your bujo like @julia.pezowicz? Her easy things to draw step by step ‘we bare bears’ bujo doodle tutorial is too cute for words!

Bear doodle

Credit: @julia.pezowicz

Difficulty: 3


8. Koi fish doodle

Adding a Koi fish to your bujo looks tons more complicated than it actually is. Thanks to this step by step doodle tutorial by @izstudying even newbie doodlers can have a go. Such cute drawings!

Koi doodle

Credit: @izstudying

Difficulty: 3


9. Bee doodle

Buzzin about this bright yellow bee how to draw step by step from @cozydaydreams. Will add such a colour pop to your bujo.

Bee doodle

Credit: @cozydaydreams

Difficulty: 2


Kawaii cute doodles

Take your animal love one step further by adding some kawaii cool to your bujo. Our Shiba doodle insta has tons of cool step by step doodle tutorials for you to follow: from kawaii cute doodles to how to draw a cat step by step!

1. Kawaii foods doodle

These pineapple, watermelon and ice cream kawaii easy doodles by @lifeinabujo are just the perfect summer addition! Super helpful step by step tutorial for you to practice… and just yum!

Kawaii food doodle

Credit: @lifeinabujo

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


2. Kawaii Tiger doodle

This step by step kawaii tiger doodle tutorial reminds us of the Mojacko and Doraemon Japanese cartoons! @estudapotter breaks it down into bite-sized chunks so you will have these cute doodles drawn up in no time!

Kawaii tiger doodle

Credit: @estudapotter

Difficulty: 2


3. Planet/cat doddle

Combine two of the coolest themes: space and cats with this clever step by step how to draw a cat step by step/ planets doodle tutorial by @nicolegracestudies. Another easy thing to draw for doodle newbies!

Planet cat doodle

Credit: @nicolegracestudies

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


4. Bunny & Tiger kawaii combo

Can’t wait to give this kawaii bunny & tiger step by step doodle tutorial by @minimal_studying a go! Don’t you think this will be a cool addition to your bujo? Why not try a how to draw a dog step by step or how to draw a wolf step by step in the same style?

Bunny & Tiger kawaii doodle

Credit: @minimal_studying

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles




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and keep reading for more doodle ideas!




Seasonal drawings

You may want to add monthly doodles that remind you of the seasons: think pumpkins at Halloween and candy canes at Christmas! Try these cute doodle how to draw step by step tutorials to bring the seasons to your bujo pages.

1. Summer

Want some cute doodles to capture your summer memories? Look no further than this step by step doodle tutorial from @sofiarbie. The best part? These are so easy to add to your bujo in minutes!

Summer doodle

Credit:@sofiarbie

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


2. Autumn

  • Fall leaves doodle

As we near the end of September you might want to bring some orange and brown autumnal magic to your bujo. This how to draw step by step doodle tutorial by @planwithady uses different pen tip sizes and colour combos to beautifully capture fall in a bujo.

Fall leaves doodle

Credit: @planwithady

Difficulty: 2

  • Poppies doodle

Poppies always remind us of autumn and the colours will look so striking on your spread. Thanks to this step by step flower drawings doodle tutorial by @dutch_dots it's so easy to do.

Poppies doodle

Credit: @dutch_dots

Difficulty: 3

  • Autumn leaves doodle

This neat and simple how to draw step by step autumn leaf tutorial by @augustrose.doodles is the perfect addition to any autumnal themed spread. The lines are so precise and smooth!

Autumn leaves doodle

Credit: @augustrose.doodles

Difficulty: 2


3. Halloween doodle

It’s nearly October guys, which means….Halloween! Celebrate by adding some cute doodles to your bujo. This step by step skeleton, mummy and vampire doodle tutorial by @anotherme.p. Has you covered. Why not include in a Halloween themed spread?

Halloween doodle

Credit: @anotherme.p

Difficulty: 3

Flowers drawings

1. Floral doodles

Plant doodles are one of the simplest yet most effective doodles you can add to a bujo- so a good place to start if you are looking to perfect your drawing skills. This doodle step by step by @nicolegracestudies makes flowers drawings simple. Such cute doodles to add to any spread!

Floral doodle

Credit: @nicolegracestudies

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


2. Hibiscus doodle

This hibiscus step by step doodle tutorial by @amizaomar has us dreaming of beaches in Hawaii! Just the perfect plant doodle to add to your bujo. Why not pick your flowers drawings based on the season. We would love to see a cherry blossom one or a how to draw a rose step by step!

Hibiscus doodle

Credit: @amizaomar

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


3. Cacti doodle

Follow this simple how to draw step cacti doodle tutorial by @bulletsandconfetti for instant desert vibes. We love how there is a different type of cacti doodle to suit every bujo.

Cacti doodle

Credit: @bulletsandconfetti

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


4. Wildflower drawings

Add some wildflower drawings to your bujo for instant flower power. Thanks to this simple step by step doodle tutorial by @cozydaydreams it couldn’t be easier!

Wildflower doodle

Credit: @cozydaydreams

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


5. Tulip doodle

We really like how vibrant this tulip step by step doodle tutorial is from @bujoabby. A super-easy way to bring colour and summery vibes to your bujo pages. You could also add rose flower drawings to your bujo for similar impact!

Tulip doodle

Credit: @bujoabby

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


6. Dandelion doodle

This detailed dandelion tutorial by @bujomitch is really helpful for newbie doodlers- it breaks it down in 3 simple stages: ‘seed’ ‘flower’ and ‘leaf’. Such cute doodles!

Dandelion doodle

Credit: @bujomitch

Difficulty: 2


7. House Plant doodle

Keeping houseplants alive might be difficult, but thanks to this helpful how to draw step by step doodle from @splendidscribbles you can add them to your bujo with ease!

House plant doodle

Credit: @splendidscribbles

Difficulty: 3


Sea themed doodles

‘Under the sea’ is such a cool theme to add to a bujo- from turtles to jellyfish these easy doodle ideas will make the perfect addition to your pages.

1. Sea doodles - ‘sea stuff’ doodles

From palm trees to tiny fish this easy how to draw step by step doodle from @bujofromnorway is the go-to for newbie doodlers.

Sea doodle

Credit: @bujofromnorway

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


2. Turtles doodles

This how to draw a turtle doodle tutorial from @junefolio is super quick and reminds us of ninja turtles! We can’t wait to add one of these cute doodles to our bujo.

Turtle doodle

Credit: @junefolio

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


3. Seashell doodles

Remind yourself of picking up shells at the beach with this fun seashell how to draw step by step tutorial from @seed_successful_you. The pastel colours make a pretty addition to any spread.

Seashell doodle

Credit: @seed_successful_you

Difficulty: 2


4. Maritime doodles

Yay for all things maritime with these cute doodles! Follow this step by step by @bujotrulla for easy yet effective doodles. These will look so effective when coloured incompletely!

Maritime doodle

Credit: @bujotrulla

Difficulty: 2


5. Jellyfish doodles

We love these cute doodles of jellies! Add them to your spread with this fun step by step guide from @bulletwithe.

Jellyfish doodle

Credit: @bulletwithe

Difficulty: 3


6. Seaweed & coral doodles

This step by step seaweed & coral tutorial by @gigis_journal proves sea themes don’t have to remain blue. Use green, red and yellow colours to add cute bullet journal drawings.

Seaweed & coral doodle

Credit: @gigis_journal

Difficulty: 3


7. Seahorse doodles

Always wondered how to draw a seahorse? Wonder no more with this step by step doodle by @bujoandcookies. This is SO adorable yet such a cute easy drawing!

Seahorse doodle

Credit: @bujoandcookies

Difficulty: 2


Space theme

You have probably seen tons of awesome space spread examples- but unsure of where to start? These helpful easy things to draw will help.

1. Planets & universe doodle spread

This planet & universe doodle spread by @seed_successful_you is so pretty! Those colours!! We love how it breaks down all your fav planets in a step by step easy things to draw how to.

Planets & universe doodle

Credit: @seed_successful_you

Difficulty: 2


2. Space themed doodles

Rockets, spaceships, aliens… this step by step space-themed doodle guide has you covered! Make like @cozydaydreams and pick a statement colour to add to your cute doodles.

Space themed doodle

Credit @cozydaydreams

Difficulty: 2

3. Planet doodles

Another out of this world step by step planet tutorial! This one by @bujobyabby is great for those just starting out and covers all the planets from Saturn to planet Earth!

Planet doodle

Credit: @bujoabby

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


Banners & borders

Doodles in your bujo can be both practical and cute. Take these simple banner and doodle divider ideas from our insta community. Why not add one to your next spread?

Love how simple this step by step tutorial by @estudapotter makes adding banners to your bujo. We guarantee these easy doodles will look super pretty on your next spread!

Banners doodle

Credit: @estudapotter

Difficulty: 2


Food & drink doodles

This is one of our fav doodle ideas to add to your bujo- super quick easy doodles that remind us of all the yummy foods we can eat. Bubble tea anyone?

1. Avocado doodle

We are obsessed with avo: both eating and doodling! This quick, easy doodle is a great how to draw step by step for beginners. You can add to any spread thanks to this tutorial by @loving.bujo.

Avocado doodle

Credit: @loving.bujo

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


2. Cherries doodle

How juicy do these cherries look? Add to your spread by following this step by step tutorial from @tinysilverlinings for instant colour pop perfection.

Cherries doodle

Credit @tinysilverlinings

Difficulty: 2


3. Strawberries doodle

This is one of the most helpful breakdowns on how to doodle strawberries we have ever seen! Thanks to @annajournals we can add the most perfect colour blended strawberries to our bujo- dreaming of summer days!

Strawberry doodle

Credit: @annajournals

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


4. Coffee cups doodle

If like us you can’t survive without coffee, follow this how to draw step by step tutorial from @productivedoodling and add to your next spread. Almost as good as the real thing!

Coffee cups doodle

Credit: @productivedoodling

Difficulty: 2


5. Tea & coffee doodle

Tea or coffee? Can’t decide? Neither can we! So why not add both to your bujo by following this cool step by step by @study.duoo

Tea & coffee doodle

Credit: @study.duoo

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


6. Bubble Tea Doodle

How amazing is Bubble Tea? Even more amazing now you can add to your bujo thanks to this how to draw step by step doodle tutorial from @splendidscribbles. Seriously cute doodles!

Bubble tea doodle

Credit: @splendidscribbles

Difficulty: 2


Popular culture theme

This is where you can really let your personality shine! Harry Potter obsessed? Disney your thing? Whatever it is you’re passionate about add cute doodles to your bujo! There are tons of popular culture references you can include. Just take a look at some of these awesome, easy doodles.

1. Baymax - Aladdin doodle

We loveeeee Baymax! And this Aladdin themed twist is just so cool. Thanks to @art_love98 it’s super easy to add to your own spread. All that’s missing is the magic carpet.

Baymax - aladin doodle

Credit: @art_love98

Difficulty: 3

2. Baymax doodle

Or if you would rather have Baymax in all his usual cuteness, follow this easy doodle step by step by @junefolio. In just 4 steps you will have a cute doodle added to your page...Simple!

Baymax doodle

Credit: @junefolio

Difficulty: 1 - easy doodles


3. Disney - Toy Story doodle

We grew up with the Toy Story movies, so felt super emosh when we saw this step by step tutorial by @artlove_98. Add Woody, Jessie, Buzz and the Alien to start with and then expand your spread to include the whole gang!

Toy story doodle

Credit: @artl_love98

Difficulty: 3


4. Harry Potter doodle

The books, movies, broadway…. We can’t get enough of Harry, Ron & Hermonie! So as Potter heads we were thrilled to see this how to draw step by step of a Time -Turner by @blackandwhitebullet

Harry potter doodle

Credit: @blackandwhitebullet

Difficulty: 4


Other unique doodle designs

Like we mentioned earlier, you can doodle just about anything! Whatever ideas you have- whether personal, practical or simply your favourite things adding a doodle will certainly make you smile. Here are our final easy doodles before we go...

1. Hot air balloon doodles

Up up and away! If you aren’t about to take off anywhere exotic, use your bujo to get your head in the clouds. We love how easy this hot air balloon step by step by @seed_successful_you is to doodle.

Hot air baloon doodle

Credit: @seed_successful_you

Difficulty: 3


2. Carnival doodles

This how to draw step by step Carnival edition by @study.duoo takes us back to our childhood funfair visits. How cute is the carousel? Just like Mary Poppins!

Carnival doodle

Credit: @study.duoo

Difficulty: 4


3. Combine multiple doodles in one spread

Once you get the knack for doodling it’s hard to stop! We love how @creative.journals has added multiple doodles to this spread. So much yellow with the honey, bees and sunflowers!

Multiple doodle in one spread

Credit: @creative.journals

Difficulty: 2


4. Colour theme - yellow doodles

What's your favourite colour? Why not express it in your bujo like this step by step tutorial by @ginger.bullet.journal. Everything on the page is yellow!

Yellow doodle

Credit: @ginger.bullet.journal

Difficulty: 3


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