How to Draw Dim Sum Warriors

HOW TO DRAW

How to draw funny cartoons while picking up some Mandarin vocabulary! These videos are taken from our super-popular Dim Sum Warriors bilingual Doodle Dates – where kids throw silly suggestions for our cartoonist Colin to draw, and everyone draws along while our teachers teach what they’re called in Chinese. It’s a really fun and creative way to boost your vocabulary! If you’re bored or need to do something to de-stress or want to get your creative juices flowing, draw along with us!

Here at Dim Sum Warriors, we like mashing up food and other themes to create funny food characters!

Did you know? Drawing isn’t just some idle pastime. It has many benefits for spatial awareness, STEM learning, emotional regulation and literacy. Read Yen Yen’s post on why drawing is important for children’s development. We have also enjoyed this quick summary of why art is important in child development.

HOW TO DRAW: FUNNY FOOD combined with CHINESE NEW YEAR stuff!

How to Draw: Lion Dancers combined with a Meatball!

When you combine lion dancers 舞狮 (wǔ shī) with a meatball 狮子头 (shīzi tóu – large meatballs are called ‘lion-heads’)… you get a Lion Dance Meatball 舞狮子头 (Wǔ shīzi tóu)!

LION DANCE MEATBALL
simplified: 舞狮子头
traditional: 舞獅子頭
Wǔ shīzi tóu

HOW TO DRAW: FUNNY FOOD combined with CHRISTMAS stuff!

How to draw: An Elf combined with Sushi!

When you combine an Elf 精灵 (Jīnglíng) with sushi 寿司 (shòusī)… you get a Sushi Elf 寿司精灵 (shòusī jīnglíng)!

SUSHI ELF
simplified: 寿司精灵
traditional: 壽司精靈
Shòusī jīnglíng

How to draw: a Banana combined with Santa Claus!

When you combine a Banana 香蕉 (xiāngjiāo) with Santa Claus 圣诞老人 (Shèngdàn lǎorén)… you get Banana Santa 香蕉圣诞老人 (Xiāngjiāo shèngdàn lǎorén)!

BANANA SANTA
simplified: 香蕉圣诞老人
traditional: 香蕉聖誕老人
Xiāngjiāo shèngdàn lǎorén

How to draw: A Sausage combined with a Reindeer!

When you combine a SAUSAGE 香肠 |香腸 (Xiāngcháng) with a REINDEER 驯鹿| 馴鹿 (Xùnlù) … you get a SAUSAGE REINDEER香肠驯鹿 (Xiāngcháng xùnlù)!

(Hm… you might also get a Reindeer Sausage… but that’s a whole different thing altogether!)

SAUSAGE REINDEER
simplified: 香肠驯鹿
traditional: 香腸馴鹿
Xiāngcháng xùnlù

How to draw: A Wonton combined with a Snowman!

When you combine a WONTON 云吞 | 雲吞(Yún tūn)or 馄饨 |餛飩 (Húntún)
with a SNOWMAN 雪人 (Xuěrén) … you get a WONTON SNOWMAN云吞雪人 (Yún tūn xuěrén)!

WONTON SNOWMAN
simplified: 云吞雪人
traditional: 雲吞雪人
Yún tūn xuěrén

HOW TO DRAW: FUNNY FOOD combined with SUPERHEROES!

How to draw: SHANG-CHI combined with CHEESE!

When Shang-Chi 尚气 (Shàng qì) meets Cheese 起司 (Qǐ sī)… you get SHANG-CHEESE 尚起司 (Shàng qǐ sī)!

SHANG-CHEESE
simplified: 尚起司
traditional: 尚起司
Shàng qǐ sī

How to draw: SAILOR MOON combined with a MOONCAKE!

When Sailor Moon 美少女战士 水兵月 (Měi shàonǚ zhànshì shuǐbīng yuè) meets a Mooncake 月饼 (Yuèbǐng)… you get SAILOR MOONCAKE 水兵月饼 (Shuǐbīng yuèbǐng)!

SAILOR MOONCAKE
simplified: 水兵月饼
traditional: 水兵月餅
Shuǐbīng yuèbǐng

How to draw: AQUAMAN combined with BAK KWA!

When Aquaman 水行俠 (Shuǐ xíng xiá) meets barbecued pork jerky (肉干 ròu gān or bak kwa in Hokkien/Taiwanese)… you get Bak Kwa Man 肉干超人 (ròu gān chāorén)!

BAK KWA MAN
simplified: 肉干超人
traditional: 肉干超人
Ròu gān chāorén

How to draw: WONDER WOMAN combined with a LEMON!

When Wonder Woman 神奇女侠 (Shénqí nǚ xiá) meets a Lemon 柠檬 (Níngméng)… you get WONDER LEMON 神奇柠檬女侠 (Shénqí níngméng nǚ xiá)!

WONDER LEMON
simplified: 神奇柠檬女侠
traditional: 神奇檸檬女俠
Shénqí níngméng nǚ xiá

How to draw: CAPTAIN AMERICA combined with ASPARAGUS!

When Captain America(美国队长 měiguó duìzhǎng) meets a spear of asparagus 芦笋 (lúsǔn)… you get CAPTAIN ASPARAGUS 芦笋队长 (Lúsǔn duìzhǎng)!

CAPTAIN ASPARAGUS
simplified: 芦笋队长
traditional: 蘆筍隊長
Lúsǔn duìzhǎng

How to draw: Spider-Man combined with a Mooncake!

What do you get when you combine SPIDER-MAN 蜘蛛人 (zhīzhū rén) with a MOONCAKE 月饼 (yuèbǐng)? Your friendly neighborhood SPIDER-MOONCAKE 蜘蛛月饼人 (zhīzhū yuèbǐng rén)! Perfect for the Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 (zhōngqiū jié).

SPIDER-MOONCAKE
simplified: 蜘蛛月饼人
traditional: 蜘蛛月餅人
Zhīzhū yuèbǐng rén

How to draw: Superman combined with Soup!

When Superman (超人 chāorén) meets a bowl of thick soup (浓汤 nóng tāng) … you get Souperman 浓汤超人 (nóng tāng chāorén)!

SOUPERMAN
simplified: 浓汤超人
traditional: 浓汤超人
Nnóng tāng chāorén

HOW TO DRAW: FUNNY FOOD combined with HALLOWEEN MONSTERS!

How to draw: A Vampire combined with a Papaya!

What do you get when you cross a VAMPIRE 吸血鬼 (Xīxiěguǐ) with a PAPAYA 木瓜 (Mùguā)? A VAMPAPAYA 吸血瓜 (Xīxiěguā)!

VAMPAPAYA
simplified: 吸血瓜
traditional: 吸血瓜
Xīxiěguā

How to draw: Bread combined with a Werewolf!

What do you get when you combine a WEREWOLF 狼人 (lángrén)with BREAD 面包 (miànbāo)? A WERELOAF 面包狼人 (miànbāo lángrén)!

WERELOAF
simplified: 面包狼人
traditional: 麵包狼人
Miànbāo lángrén

How to draw: A Mummy combined with Spicy Fried Noodles!

What do you get when you cross a MUMMY 木乃伊 (Mùnǎiyī) with SPICY FRIED NOODLES 辣炒面 (Chǎomiàn or Mee Goreng in Singapore and Malaysia)? MUMMEE GORENG 辣炒面木乃伊 (Lā chǎomiàn mùnǎiyī)!

MUMMEE GORENG
simplified: 辣炒面木乃伊
traditional: 辣炒麵木乃伊
Là chǎomiàn mùnǎiyī

How to draw: Frankenstein combined with a Mangosteen!

What do you get when you combine a FRANKENSTEIN 科学怪人 (Kēxué guàirén)with a MANGOSTEEN 山竹 (shānzhú)? MANGOSTEIN 科学怪山竹 (Kēxué guài shānzhú)!

MANGOSTEIN
simplified: 科学怪山竹
traditional: 科學怪山竹
Kēxué guài shānzhú