Learn how to create a cherry blossom drawing.
With 6 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy designing their own cherry blossom on paper. Also included is a downloadable version of this cherry blossom drawing lesson.
Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw their own cherry blossom.
Drawing is much more fun when you have a easy-to-understand lesson to follow. Enjoy!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayon or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker
- Cherry Blossom Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this lesson, we will learn how to draw a cherry blossom drawing on paper. To ensure the artwork is successful, we will consider the different sizes and shapes of each part of the cherry blossom. The new lines in each step is color-coded blue so you can see the most recent shapes that you will be drawing.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw Some Branches
Draw some branches for these flowers to grow on by using long curved lines and straight lines as well.
Add The First Flowers
On the top branch, draw some of the flowers. These flowers can be drawn by starting with a small circle with five petals surrounding it. The petals have triangle indents on the ends.
Draw Some More Flowers
Add a few more flowers on the middle branch. Try to make some of the flowers overlap each other.
Draw More Flowers On Bottom
Add more flowers onto the bottom branch.
Draw The Final Flowers
Draw the last few flowers near where the branch starts
Cherry blossoms are usually a light pink, but can also be white.
Cherry Blossom Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Cherry Blossom Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!
The Gift of Cherry Blossoms
On April 1, 1912, a group of Japanese businessmen and officials from Tokyo came to The United States Capital, Washington, D.C. to plant cherry trees as a gift to the U.S.
The gift was part of an effort to establish lasting goodwill between the United States and Japan during what has been called the “friendly era” of diplomatic relations between the two countries (1854-1912).
The original goal was to plant around 3,000 cherry trees in Washington but they were unable to find 3,000 perfectly straight trees and ended up planting around 2,000 trees in several locations in Washington D.C.
Many of these trees are still present today and a popular destination for both people living in the United States and tourists from other Countries.