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How to Draw Martin Luther King Jr. – Easy Directed Drawing Lesson for Kids

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial video for how to draw Martin Luther King Jr. and a Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Page. Both will help your students celebrate the life of this amazing man.

 A drawing of Martin Luther King Jr, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

Martin Luther King Jr. Tutorial Video

This how to draw Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. tutorial is designed to be simple enough for younger elementary students, but still keep the interest of the older ones too. The shapes are easy to draw, and those that want an extra challenge can always add some extra shadows to his face.

Martin Luther KingJr., was a Baptist minister and social rights activist in the United States in the 1950s and ’60s. As a leader of the American civil rights movement, he organized a number of peaceful protests as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, including the March on Washington in 1963.

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    Draw Martin Luther King Jr. Slide Show

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    Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Page

    Materials

    • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
    • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
    • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
    • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
    • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

    Step by Step Directions

    Time needed: 1 hour.

    How to Draw Martin Luther King

    1. Make guidelines. Draw an oval.

    2. Add the neck and the shoulders.

    3. Draw two eyes.

    4. Add nose, mouth and ears.

    5. Add hairline over the top of his head.

    6. Lower the front hairline a bit, add moustache.

    7. Erase head line, and draw a collar.

    8. Add a tie and jacket. Write name at the top.

    9. Trace with a marker and color with crayons.

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