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.
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Castle on a Hill Coloring Page
Materials for How to Draw a Castle on a Hill
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
Step by Step Directions for How to Draw a Castle on a Hill
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.