Caricaturing kids is an important segment of a party caricaturists' business. The rule of thumb I have is simply to draw the kids as cute....my personal belief is that I don't have to over exaggerate for kids....I make them cartoony. I think speed is quite important as well when caricaturing children, as you can understand that it can be a bit uncomfortable for them being drawn. Above a a couple samples of caricatures drawn in Calgary that usually take approx. four minutes.
Kelly Gannon, Calgary Caricatures