How to Draw a Dandelion

Practice your fine marker skills with this dandelion drawing step by step project. Careful drawing and tracing will make a very pretty and delicate looking flower.  MATERIALS View and download Dandelion PDF Tutorial Drawing paper Sharpie marker, ultra fine tip DIRECTIONS Draw center grid lines on paper, lightly, in pencil. Follow the drawing instructions as shown on the tutorial. Trace … Read More

Draw and Paint a Tulip

My “How to Draw a Tulip” tutorial shows just how well crayons and watercolor go together. It’s also a great example of a wet-on-wet watercolor technique that can create lovely multi-colored flowers.   MATERIALS Download Tulip Tutorial Watercolor paper (Strathmore is my favorite) Black Sharpie marker Crayons Liquid watercolor paint   DIRECTIONS Draw the tulips on watercolor paper with a pencil, … Read More

Draw a Flower

A fun way to show kinders how to draw a flower.  Simple shapes with a twist of adding pins between the petals. MATERIALS • Download Pin Flower PDF tutorial • Drawing paper • Marker, thick black • Markers, assorted colors   DIRECTIONS Students draw their flowers according to the PDF tutorial After the pencil drawing is complete, students use thick … Read More

Draw a Fall Tree

To learn how to draw a fall tree, try thinking of it as a series of branches, and not just a fluffy shape that sits on a stick. MATERIALS • Multimedia paper • Oil Pastels, I like the Portfolio brand for blending DIRECTIONS 1. Students draw a large “Y” on their paper. 2. They add smaller “Y”  on each side, alternating … Read More

How to Draw a Pumpkin

There are many “How to Draw a Pumpkin” tutorials out there. This is my take on what I would share with older students, namely third through fifth graders. They should be able to appreciate how the built in vertical lines can make the pumpkin look more like a sphere, instead of a flat circle. They start with three round overlapping … Read More

Draw a Daffodil

A daffodil drawing step by step tutorial is all you need to create a pretty spring painting or drawing.  Who needs to draw the same flower shapes again and again when you can make these pretty yellow flowers? Try this daffodil to mix things up. It’s simple cup shape and yellow color make for a really pretty drawing. MATERIALS • … Read More

How to Draw a Tree

I made this tutorial in hopes that students could break some of the habits I see often regarding trees. All they need to do is make the branches skinnier than the trunk, with pointy ends, and things are already greatly improved. MATERIALS Download PDF Tree Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide … Read More

Draw a Bushel of Apples

This is a good project for young artists because the basket is symmetrical, and the apples are easy to layer. If you can, try adding brown and yellow crayon lines to the basket before painting with watercolor for a bit of extra texture. MATERIALS Download Bushel of Apples Tutorial • Drawing paper • Black marker • Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print … Read More

Poinsettia Drawing for the Holidays

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for a poinsettia drawing, which would make a lovely picture for the holidays. • View and download Poinsettia PDF Tutorial MATERIALS • Color print of Poinsettia tutorial • Drawing paper, cut to a square size • Black marker • Crayons DIRECTIONS PREP: Print or draw grid lines on paper. 1. Students draw the poinsettia according to … Read More

How to Draw a Pumpkin

Pumpkins are still my very favorite fall project to draw, with all those lovely dimensional lines and orange color. MATERIALS • View and download my Pumpkin Tutorial • Drawing paper • Black marker • Oil pastels   DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases. Students follow the tutorial … Read More

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