Kids will love learning how to draw a canoe in today’s drawing lesson.
With 9 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy drawing their own canoe on paper. Also included is a printable version of this canoe drawing tutorial.
Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw a canoe.
Get a thrill out of learning how to draw a canoe. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details. Let’s get started.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How To Draw A Canoe Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
The goal is to complete a drawing of a canoe by drawing one area at a time. This project will take 9 steps to complete as we continue to make each area which will get us closer to the completed artwork. The completed drawing will be finished off with color creating a work of art you will love!
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Outline The Gunwale
Outline the top edge of the canoe called the gunwale by drawing an oval shape with slightly pointed ends.
Form The Opening Of The Canoe
Form the opening of the canoe by following the shape of the gunwale but with the bow part drawn flat.
Draw The Hull
Draw the hull of the canoe by forming the curved line as shown.
Add The Seats
Add the seats by drawing three rectangular shapes inside the canoe.
Draw The Paddle
Let’s draw the paddle of the canoe! First, form the shaft of the paddle by making two long, straight lines. Next, attach the grip at the end of the shaft by drawing a triangular shape. Then, form the blade by drawing an elongated oval attached to the other end of the shaft.
Draw Another Paddle
Let’s draw another paddle by first drawing two long, straight lines with a triangular shape attached on top and an elongated oval attached to the bottom similar to the previous step.
Form The Bottom Of The Canoe
Form the bottom of the canoe by drawing a curved line inside the boat.
Add The Texture
Add the texture on the hull by drawing curved lines across the hull of the canoe.
Complete The Canoe Drawing
Complete the canoe drawing by adding color! First, use an orange crayon to color the hull and seats of the canoe. For the interior of the canoe, use a brown crayon. Next, for the gunwale, use a yellow crayon. When coloring the canoe paddles, use a red crayon to fill in the blades and a blue crayon to color the shaft.
How To Draw A Canoe PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How To Draw A Canoe. 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!