Here’s how to draw a poinsettia, which my students are turning into decorations for our holiday show in a couple of weeks.
We’re making em big, on 12′ square heavy paper, and cutting the poinsettias out so they can be arranged on the wall of the auditorium. I’m proud that I was able to sneak in a little bit of math and measuring as it really helped to draw the center guidelines before drawing.
- Color print of Poinsettia tutorial
- Heavy drawing paper, cut to 12″ x 12″
- Black permanent marker
- Yellow crayon
- Red tempera paint
- Students use a ruler to measure half way marks on all sides of the paper. They use the ruler to connect them afterwards. Note: LIGHT lines will really look better than heavy ones.
- Students draw the poinsettia according to the tutorial.
- The drawing is traced with a black marker.
- The center circles are colored with a yellow crayon.
- Red tempera paint is used to paint the flower, right over all the lines. If you like the look of black lines, have students trace the lines again when dry.