Draw A Pond: Step 9

Draw a Pond

Ready to learn how to draw a pond?

There are 9 easy steps to follow so each and every beginner will enjoy creating their own little pond on paper. Also included is a printable version of this pond drawing tutorial.

Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw their own small body of water.


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • Draw a Pond Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
Draw A Pond: All Steps

In today’s step by step lesson, we will learn to draw a pond on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be observed in each step of the lesson. Take notice that the blue outlines are used to show the current lines being created in each step.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Form The Rocks

    Draw A Pond: Step 1

    Form the rocks around the pond by drawing oval shapes.

  2. Draw Grass

    Draw A Pond: Step 2

    Draw grass near the edge of the pond by making pointy lines.

  3. Draw Cattails

    Draw A Pond: Step 3

    Let’s draw some cattails growing around the pond! First, form the flower head by drawing an elongated shape. Then, draw the stalk by making two lines attached to the bottom of the flower head.

  4. Create A Duck’s Bill

    Draw A Pond: Step 4

    Let’s add a duck swimming in the pond by first drawing its bill as shown in the illustration.

  5. Outline The Duck’s Body

    Draw A Pond: Step 5

    Outline the duck’s body by forming the shape as shown.

  6. Add The Eye And Nose Hole

    Draw A Pond: Step 6

    Let’s add the duck’s eye by drawing a shaded circle. Then, make a smaller circle on the bill to draw the duck’s nose hole.

  7. Attach The Wing

    Draw A Pond: Step 7

    Attach the duck’s wing by drawing an oval shape with a slightly pointed tip as shown.

  8. Draw Waves

    Draw A Pond: Step 8

    Draw the waves in the water by making wavy lines near the edge of the pond. Don’t forget to add some ripples around the duck as well.

  9. Complete The Pond Drawing

    Draw A Pond: Step 9

    Let’s complete the pond drawing by first coloring the grass with a green crayon. Next, color the rocks with a gray crayon. Now, shade the flower head of the cattails with an orange crayon and the stalk with a brown crayon. Then, color the duck with a yellow crayon. Use an orange crayon to shade the duck’s bill. Finally, use a blue crayon to fill in the water.

Draw a Pond PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Draw a Pond. 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!

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