Eager to learn how to create an easy lotus drawing?
Kids will enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a lotus. This easy lotus lesson is perfect for younger kids looking to get started with drawing.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to require about 20 minutes, but the creative process can actually take longer if a background is created as well.
Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a fun & easy lesson to follow. Keep practicing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayon or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker
- Easy Lotus Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In today’s guided lesson, we will discover how to draw an easy lotus drawing on paper. The size of each of the drawn parts will be highlighted in each step of the lesson. Take notice that the blue outlines have been drawn to indicate the newest elements being drawn in each step.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw A Teardrop Shape
Start off by drawing a teardrop shape in the middle of the page.
Add More Petals
Draw more petals using curved lines to the left and right of your starting shape. Then add more in between these two.
Use More Teardrops For More Petals
By using more teardrop shapes, add more petals to the right and left. Erase where the front petals overlap the middle petals.
Add A Large Teardrop
Draw a large teardrop shape near the middle of the page and erase what it goes over.
Add The Final Petals
Draw the final petals using lines that are curved up curved to the left and right of the flower.
Color It In
Lotus flowers are usually white but can also be pink
Easy Lotus Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Easy Lotus 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!
Lotus Flowers Among Us
Learning to draw a lotus flower is a great way for children to learn to draw. Not only will children gain drawing skills but they will be learning about plants and nature in the process!
A lotus flower is a brightly colored flower that grows in marshy, muddy wetlands. In my home state of Connecticut I enjoy seeing lotus flowers on mid-summer hikes around small, marshy ponds!
Drawing should be encouraged and used to expand on our thinking abilities. Whether children are starting to learn to draw or not, being in awe of things we find on our walks and in the neighborhood is a great way for us to nurture creativity. By keeping our mind playful, using our senses and being curious about the world, we can all begin to appreciate the art of drawing.
When seeing lotuses in the wild you will often see water lilies as well! Learn to spot their differences:
In the water lily flower, the leaves face upward and surround the center opening, giving the flower the overall appearance of two legs and a floating mat of leaves. In the lotus flower, the leaves face outward and spread in all directions and cover the opening.