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Easy How to Draw a Tulip Tutorial Video and Tulip Coloring Page

Here you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Tulip Tutorial Video and a Tulip Coloring Page. Those petals are the perfect place to try some color mixing.

A drawing of a tulip, made with the help of a step by step tutorial.
Tulip drawing, finished with marker and crayons

This tutorial will show students how to draw a tulip in full bloom, like the larger flower on the right, and a smaller one that is still growing, like the one on the left. Tulip leaves are also rather distinct in that they are long with a kind of wavy edge. Colors of course, leave all kinds of options. Just be sure to have students press hard with their crayons to get the most vibrant hues possible.

Tulips are loved for their bright colors, but they have a background story to them too. Their name originates from the Persian word for turban, as they resemble a turban when in full bloom.

Did you know that the color of tulip blossoms also have symbolic meaning? Purple, not surprisingly, is seen as a symbol of royalty. Pink tulips are connected to happiness, self-confidence and positivity. White are sometimes used as a peace offering, and yellow a sense of achievement.

Every year in January, the city of Amsterdam celebrates National Tulip Day. On this day, tulip growers build a gigantic tulip garden and people are free to pick a bouquet for themselves at no cost. It marks the official opening of tulip season in the Netherlands.

Use the Button below to Download a PDF Tutorial

Preview of a step by step tutorial to draw a tulip available as a free PDF.

Tulip Coloring Page

Time lapse drawing of Tulip tutorial

Materials to Draw a Tulip


Crayola 24 Count Box of Crayons Non-Toxic *This post contains affiliate links. If you click and take action, I will be compensated a small amount at no expense to you.

Sharpie Marker

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black *


Ticonderoga Pencils #2 HB Soft, Yellow *

Drawing Paper

Drawing Paper, White, Standard Weight, 9″ x 12″ *

Step by Step Directions to Draw a Tulip

Time needed: 1 hour

How to Draw a Tulip

  1. Draw a wiggly U shape that is tilted a bit.

  2. Add a V shape to make the petals.

  3. Draw the top of the middle petal.

  4. Add more petals and a curved stem.

  5. Start the smaller flower on the left side.

  6. Add more flower petals on the sides.

  7. Draw the large leaves and a bumpy mound.

  8. Add smaller leaves and a ground line.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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