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Draw a Windy Day

Learn how to draw a windy day by showing someone flying away on an umbrella. Make sure to add some flying hair too!

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Painting by Veronica, a kindergartener

This tutorial intentionally keeps the child looking as simple as possible so students can easily turn it into a boy or a girl. The key is to have the angled umbrella, and then the body in the same direction. Once you have that established, and then add some wild hair that goes up instead of down, you’re bound to end up with a very windy look!


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Time needed: 1 hour.

Make a Windy Drawing

  1. Make guidelines. Draw dots and connect.

  2. Draw the bottom of the umbrella.

  3. Draw the umbrella handle.

  4. Add a head and circle hand.

  5. Draw windy hair, ears and face.

  6. Draw a jacket.

  7. Add pants, legs and a scarf if you want.

  8. Draw tree tops (or make them clouds!)

  9. Trace with a marker and color.


Umbrella girl
A Windy Day watercolor painting by Veronica, a kinder.


2 Responses

  1. Kathleen Barbro

    You’re very welcome Celeste. I’m so glad the idea worked for you. You can always email the photos to me at kathy(at)artprojectsforkids.org. I’d love to see them!

  2. celeste.romo

    I am not a teacher, I’m just a mom who likes art and crafts. I volunteer my in 1st grade twins’ class for “Fun Art Friday” once a month. I did this project on a blustery winter day in January. I was worried using water colors, but I think they turned out super cute!! Wish I could post pics for you to see. Thanks for the cute idea!

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