Kids will have a wonderful time learning how to draw a lighthouse in 9 easy steps.
Expect 9 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy designing their own oceanic view of a classic red and white lighthouse on rocky land. Also included is a downloadable version of this lighthouse drawing lesson.
Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw beach and nautical themed drawings.
Now let’s get started…
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Lighthouse Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
This post will teach you how to draw a lighthouse. We will draw attention to the shapes of each section and types of outlines created so that the drawing looks correct.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Outline The Shape Of The Lighthouse
Outline the lighthouse by drawing a rectangular shape with the top and bottom side curving upward.
Draw The Details On The Lighthouse
Let’s draw the details on the lighthouse! First, create three lines curving upward. Next, add the windows by making rectangles. Then, draw the door by forming an inverted U-shape with two vertical lines.
Form The Base Of The Balcony
Form the base of the balcony by first making a wide oval shape. Now, draw diagonal lines on both ends connecting the oval to the top of the lighthouse tower.
Attach The Top Area Of The Lighthouse
Let’s attach the top area of the lighthouse. First, draw a rectangular shape with two horizontal lines curving upward to form the lantern room. Next, draw the roof of the lighthouse by creating a triangle with two diagonal lines inside.
Draw The Railings On The Balcony
Draw the top rails on the balcony by making an oval. Form the thickness of the top rails by drawing curved lines as shown. Then, create the balusters by making vertical lines attached to the edge of the balcony.
Create The Lantern
Create the lantern by drawing an oval with a curved line.
Form The Body Of The Lantern
Form the body of the lantern by attaching a C-shaped line. Next, draw the base by making the two small lines as shown.
Draw The Background
Let’s draw the background of the lighthouse drawing by first forming the land where the lighthouse is built. Next, create the waves in the water by making wavy horizontal lines. Then, add the clouds by drawing rounded bumpy shapes.
Complete The Lighthouse Drawing
Finish the lighthouse drawing by coloring the roof and tower walls using red and white crayons. Color the transparent part of the lantern room with a light blue crayon. Next, shade the railings on the balcony using a purple crayon. Now, fill in the globe of the lantern with a yellow crayon. Then, color the body of the lantern with a purple crayon. Let’s shade the water and sky with different shades of blue. Don’t forget to color the clouds with a white crayon. Finally, use a brown crayon to color the rocky land below the lighthouse.
How to Draw a Lighthouse 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 Lighthouse. 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!