When kids learn how to draw a castle, they can use both sides of their brain. The right to make it look structurally sound, and the left for all the fairy tale possibilities.
When your kids are ready for something beyond the basic castle drawing, try this one out. It has the symmetry that helps them see and plan things out, but instead of sitting on a flat line, it’s perched on a hill. Not one that is quite as steep as some of the famous castles in, say Germany, but a bit of a slope. It makes the castle surroundings look a lot more interesting, which is part of their allure.
Media tip? Go with something that allows neat coloring, like crayons, pencil crayons or markers. Anything that smears too much (like pastels!) will get frustrating when trying to color small details like the flags.
- How to Draw a Castle (click for a PDF)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw a Castle
- Draw a hill and start the entry.
- Add towers on either side.
- Draw windows and connect the buildings.
- Add details to the entry, like a door and windows.
- Draw tops and flags on the towers.
- Add two smaller towers in the middle. Add a lane.
- Draw bushes and trees around the castle.
- Finish with more trees in the sky.
- Trace with a marker and color.