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How to Draw Malala Yousafzai and Malala Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw Malala and a Malala Coloring Page. She is a Pakistani advocate who fights for women’s education and is the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate.

A drawing of Malala, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

Malala Tutorial Video

Malala made it a mission in her life to fight for human rights, including the education of women and children. In her village in northwest Pakistan, local Pakistani Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. She decided to take a stand and speak out against such laws, which nearly cost her her life. After she recovered from an attack on a school bus, Malala went on to become the subject of a documentary titled He Named Me Malala. Time magazine also named her several times as one of the most influential people in the world. In 2017, she was awarded honorary Canadian citizenship and became the youngest person to address the House of Commons of Canada.

Sure to be the subject of a few school studies these days, this tutorial will hopefully help students make a hand-drawn portrait of Malala, lovely scarf and all. It only takes a few lines to make those folds look real.

TIP: There’s a lovely, artsy book that would make a perfect intro to this project. It’s called “Malala’s Magic Pencil” and is about drawing and changing the world. (Note: That is an affiliate link. If you make a purchase, I will be compensated a small amount at no cost to you.)

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Malala Coloring Page

Malala Coloring page, available as a free download.

Materials for a Malala drawing

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

Directions to draw Malala

Time needed: 45 minutes

How to Draw Malala step by step

  1. Start with a large U shape.

  2. Add the parted hairline.

  3. Draw the top of the hair.

  4. Add two eyes on the center line.

  5. Draw the nose and mouth.

  6. Start the head scarf.

  7. Draw the edges under the chin.

  8. Finish the scarf and add her name.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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