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Easy How to Draw the Pyramids Tutorial and Pyramids Coloring Page

Follow this step by step tutorial to learn how to draw the pyramids in their natural surroundings, hot sun, sand, shadows and all.

Pyramids Drawing

After drawing your pyramid in its natural setting, you could get out paint and mix some colors to get two shades of sand OR you could just layer two shades of crayons. It’s all up to you and the lesson you want to share or have time for.

Either way, you’ll end up with a lovely landscape that features these historic symbols of Egypt.

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Pyramids Coloring Page

How to Draw the Pyramids Materials

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • 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.

How to Draw the Pyramids Directions

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Draw the Pyramids

  1. Draw a horizon line.

  2. Add a small pyramid.

  3. Draw the larger pyramid behind.

  4. Add lines.

  5. Draw a palm tree to one side.

  6. Add large branches on the right.

  7. Draw a pool of water in the foreground.

  8. Add a large sun or moon in the sky.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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4 Responses

  1. Kathleen Barbro

    Oh thanks, you’re absolutely right! Sometimes I miss the obvious things, so I appreciate feedback so I can correct that. Will do right away so not to confuse any more students. Thanks so much for taking time out to let me know. Kathy

  2. debmerriman

    I’m a volunteer art teacher for a first grade class. This lesson worked great for them, and I was able to tie in 6 of the 7 elements of art: line, shape, form, value, space, and color. BUT – am I wrong, but is the shadow side of the pyramids supposed to be on the other side – away from the sunlit side? OR – maybe the sun should go on the left side of the pyramids?

  3. Kathleen Barbro

    Thanks, glad you like it!

  4. jazbjaz1

    Awesome! Love the step- by- step for younger kids.

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