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How to Draw an Umbrella

Learn how to draw an umbrella with this easy step by step tutorial. A few pre-printed dots will help young ones get started.

How to Draw an Umbrella
A drawing of an Umbrella, colored with crayons
Time lapse drawing of Umbrella tutorial

Learning how to draw an umbrella is certainly a fun thing to do on a rainy day, or any day for that matter. The large sections are just begging to have some colorful patterns added to them.

This tutorial is a bit of a cross between a connect the dots, and a DIY project. My experience is that elementary students need a bit of help in setting up an evenly spaced octagon, but providing the entire shape doesn’t help them think things out.

The solution? A template that you can print that has just the eight dots so their umbrella gets off to a good start, and the rest will be up to them. If you want the simple version for younger students, I recommend the crayon drawing. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some fancier supplies, the black paper and marker project is explained in the PDF shared HERE.

How to Draw an Umbrella
Another media option, black paper and metallic markers. Download this PDF HERE.
Preview of the Umbrella tutorial in the PDF download
Preview of the dot template page included in the PDF
Umbrella Coloring Page


  • How to Draw an Umbrella (see above to get your PDF)
  • Drawing paper
  • Black marker
  • Crayons


Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Draw an Umbrella

  1. Print dot template page.

  2. Connect outside the octagon.

  3. Connect dots to make an X.

  4. Draw another X.

  5. Start the shirt below.

  6. Add shorts or pants.

  7. Draw legs and boots.

  8. Add puddle, horizon and clouds,

  9. Trace with marker and color.

More Weather Drawing Projects

Umbrella Drawing, click to open PDF
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Umbrella girl
Student Artwork: By Veronica, a kinder

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