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How to Draw a Rose for Kids Tutorial and Rose Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a rose for Kids and a Rose Coloring Page. It has the look of a flower that is just beginning to bloom.

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A drawing of a rose for kids, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.
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Learn how to draw some simple roses that look like they are about to bloom. Young students can just draw lines inside to make the petal shapes, but older ones may be able to see a pattern with the lines, and how they kind of rotate within the circle.

This simple drawing also makes for a good painting project. It’s always easier to paint circles than it is to paint tiny little petals. For some really vibrant color, try layering some hot pink and orange for an extra pop of color. This sample was made with liquid watercolor paint or watercolor paper, which will always get you your brightest colors.

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A step by step tutorial for how to draw an easy rose for kids, also available as a free download.

Student Painting

Rose Coloring Page

Rose Coloring page, available as a free download.

Materials to draw a Rose for Kids

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  • Watercolor Paper.
  • Real watercolor paper always makes the watercolor paint much more vibrant.
  • Pencil.
  • The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
  • Eraser.
  • Large erasers you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.

  • Rounded Watercolor Brush.
  • A good paint brush can make all the difference in the world. Who can paint small details with one of those big floppy brushes? This style with a sturdy rounded tip were my hands down favorite.
  • Liquid Watercolor Paint.
  • These are so easy to work with, leave such bright colors and make clean up so easy.
  • Non-Spill Paint Cup.
  • Train your students to leave the matching brush in each cup after they use it, and you have an easy system with very little cleanup.

Step by Step Directions to Draw a Rose

Time needed: 1 hour

How to Draw a Rose for Kids

  1. Draw 6 circles.

  2. For each rose, start with curved line.

  3. Add another to kind of make a V shape.

  4. Start another V shape that is turned a bit.

  5. Finish that V shape.

  6. Rotate to start another V shape.

  7. Finish that V shape and add one more inside.

  8. Repeat for all the circle flowers. Add leaves and vines.

  9. Trace with permanent black marker and paint with watercolors.

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