Learn how to draw flowers that have a few extra touches with layered petals, fun leaves and cute insects too.
Flower are probably one of the first things that kids learn how to draw, and who can blame them? They look cheery and colorful and can brighten anyone’s day. They also happen to be some of the easiest shapes to draw too, especially if you are talking about your generic daisy shape.
The problem is that most kids settle in on one type of flower drawing, and then just make variations of them over and over again for the rest of their life. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, any drawing practice will always pay off, but there are just so many other options out there.
For instance, if they usually have just one row of petals on their flowers, how about making two? Or how about a profile view? Or adding some fun spirals in addition to their leaves? Or some cute bugs? A nice new arrangement and careful coloring just might make a really adorable drawing for a special day … or any day.
Materials for How to Draw Flowers
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones 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.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
Step by Step Directions for How to Draw Flowers
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw Flowers
- Draw a bumpy grass line.
- Start the left flower.
- Add another layer of petals.
- Draw some leaves.
- Start the right flower.
- Add some leaves.
- Add a smaller flower in the middle.
- Finish with cute insects.
- Trace with marker and color.