How To Draw Hydrangea: Step 6

How to Draw Hydrangea

Kids will love learning how to draw hydrangea in today’s drawing lesson.

Everyone will like this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a hydrangea. This easy hydrangea instruction guide is perfect for younger students looking to learn how to draw.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Plan for this drawing to last about 20 minutes, but the drawing process may actually take more time if a background is included in addition to the subject matter.

Finally learn to draw your very own flowers by following this tutorial at your own leisure. Have fun!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayon or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker
  • How to Draw Hydrangea Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw Hydrangea: All Steps

In this step by step lesson, we are going to learn how to draw hydrangea with your drawing materials. Pay attention to the various sizes and shapes of each part of the hydrangea. The new lines in each step is drawn in blue so you can easily see the most recent lines that you will be drawing.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The First Flower

    How To Draw Hydrangea: Step 1

    Draw a small circle with four rounded petals. Get used to drawing this because it will be repeated many times.

  2. Draw More Flowers

    How To Draw Hydrangea: Step 2

    Draw some more small flowers surrounding the first one.

  3. Add In More Flowers

    How To Draw Hydrangea: Step 3

    Draw even more flowers to be behind the first ones.

  4. Fill In The Gaps

    How To Draw Hydrangea: Step 4

    Fill in the rest of the gaps with more flowers, and round out the clump of flowers by making it an oval shape.

  5. Draw The Leaves

    How To Draw Hydrangea: Step 5

    Hydrangeas grow on bushes, so add the leaves of the bush.

  6. Add Color

    How To Draw Hydrangea: Step 6

    Hydrangeas come in many colors such as white, pink, purple, blue, and even a yellow green.

How to Draw Hydrangea PDF Download

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

Hydrangeas are a popular plant for many gardeners. They grow well in shade and full sun, and they’re not too picky about the soil PH (more on this in a moment 🙂

However, hydrangeas do have one quirk: changing their color depending on the acidity of soil.

Hydrangeas attract attention with their wide range of intensely saturated colors, including blue, pink, red and lavender.

One quirk that makes them different from other plants is their color diversity. It largely depends on the acidity levels in the soil. That’s right, the color of the flower is highly dependent on the PH level of the soil in which they are planted!

When starting out with red / pink colored-hydrangeas a common mistake gardeners make is over-fertilizing with acidic fertilizers. This leads to highly acidic soil that can turn your hydrangea blue. Instead, you want to mix in the right kinds of organic matter with your compost or fertilizer so your soil remains neutral. Then, just wait for your flowers to bloom to the color of your choosing!

The previous example is all assuming you want your Hydrangeas to stay in the pink-ish color range of course.

What you see may not be what you get!

When picking out hydrangeas based on their color from the store keep all of this in mind when bringing them home to plant around your yard. The acidity level of the soil in your yard will ultimately determine the long-term color of the flowers!

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