Learn how to draw simple flowers in all different shapes and sizes. Leaving some white space around them will make the colors extra bright.
If your students seem to always draw the same type of flower, perhaps they might benefit from some extra inspiration.
For instance, daisies are very pretty, and easy to draw, but there are so many other possibilities. Flowers can have tulip shapes, circle shapes, extra sizes, extra layers of petals and fuzzy lines. The goal is to have a variety so students can have practice drawing all kinds of different lines, and filling them with lots of colors.
Once the flowers are traced with a permanent marker, this little white edge trick will not only make them look brighter, it will keep colors from running together. All you have to do, once the flowers have been filled in, is to remind students to not paint the blue to the edges of anything. If they leave a little “glow” around everything, their colors will all stay true and puddles should stay at a minimum.
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Simple Flowers Coloring Page
Materials for How to Draw Simple 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.
Directions for How to Draw Simple Flowers
Time needed: 25 minutes.
How to Draw Simple Flowers
- Start with a wiggly line for the ground.
- Draw a large flower in the center.
- Add another type of large flower on the right.
- Draw a third large flower on the left.
- Add a smaller type flower to the very left.
- Draw another smaller flower as shown.
- Draw a teeny flower to fill in as shown.
- Add two more small flowers. Finish with a sun.
- Trace with a permanent marker. Paint the flowers
and grass. Paint the sky and leave white space.