So you want to find out how to draw a crocus?
Expect 6 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy designing their own crocus on paper. Also included is a downloadable version of this crocus drawing tutorial.
Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw their own crocus.
Enjoy the process of learning how to draw a crocus. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details. It is officially time to get creative!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayon or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker
- How to Draw a Crocus Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this lesson, we will start off with a new piece of paper and learn how to draw a crocus in no time. It’s best if we consider the proportions of each part of the crocus.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Stem And Petals
Draw two half oval shapes near the middle of the page, and connect the endings of them to the bottom of the page. Draw a line in the middle to separate the two petals.
Draw Two More Petals
On the left and right of the shape you just made, draw two teardrop shapes that connect to the stem. In the middle of these shapes, draw some curved lines.
Add The Final Petals
Draw two more ovals for the final petals of the flower.
Draw The Middle Of The Flower
Draw what will be the middle part of the flower by using long ovals.
Add Some Leaves
Draw in some leaves for this flower.
Crocus flowers can be many colors, including purple, blue, orange, yellow, and white.
How to Draw a Crocus 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 Crocus. 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!
A Spice More Valuable Than Gold!
From the crocus we derive the spice known as “Saffron”. Saffron comes from the stigma and styles, the thread-like parts of the flower that stick out of the middle of the flower.
Saffron is a spice that has historically been used as a coloring and flavoring agent. The spice is mostly grown in the Middle East, but it can also be found in other parts of Asia and Europe.
Crocus plants are harvested by hand which makes them expensive to cultivate. This explains why it was once reserved for nobility and the rich.
Harvesting saffron requires a lot of manual labor from the farmers who have to cut off the stamens from each flower, then they have to dry them properly before they can be sold or used in cooking.
For these reasons Saffron is the most expensive spice sold and is commonly sold in tiny quantities.
In ancient times saffron was used to make medicines and used as a yellow dye. Now that is some expensive fabric! This delicious & fragrant spice is used to flavor drinks & popular culinary dishes such as paella and risotto meals.