Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Helicopter and a Helicopter Coloring Page. A step by step tutorial shows students where to start.
This tutorial is designed to help students learn how to draw a helicopter that is a bit fancier than just an oval with a tail, but is not a complicated 3D shape either. The fuselage is made by stacking a few simple shapes together, which when complete, looks like a pretty detailed helicopter.
If your students are learning about transportation, here are a few fun facts to know about helicopters.
- Helicopters are able to take off and landing vertically, hovering and flying in different directions.
- The lift and thrust of helicopters are provided by spinning rotors, usually with two or more blades.
- Helicopters typically have one main rotor and one smaller rotor in the tail which keeps the helicopter from spinning around.
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Helicopter Coloring Page
Helicopter Tracing Page
Materials to draw a Helicopter
- Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
- Pencils. Don’t waste your money on the cheapest brand. These make nice dark lines.
- Black Marker. The perfect medium size tip marker for tracing.
- Crayons. I like this non-toxic brand that is made from beeswax, not petroleum by-products.
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Step by Step Directions for a Helicopter Drawing
Time needed: 35 minutes.
How to Draw a Helicopter
- Start the fuselage with the middle shape shown.
- Add the windows inside and nose shape below.
- Draw the top of the fuselage as shown.
- Add the skids below the fuselage.
- Draw the tail boom extending from the back.
- Add the round rotor to the tail boom
- Draw the main rotor on top of the fuselage.
- Finish with a pilot and add clouds all around.
- Trace with marker and color.