Learn how to draw an umbrella with this easy step by step tutorial. A few pre-printed dots will help young ones get started.
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 (click to download a PDF)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Draw an Umbrella
- Print dot template page.
- Connect outside the octagon.
- Connect dots to make an X.
- Draw another X.
- Start the shirt below.
- Add shorts or pants.
- Draw legs and boots.
- Add puddle, horizon and clouds,
- Trace with marker and color.