Kids will have fun learning how to draw mistletoe in today’s drawing lesson.
Sharpen a pencil and follow along with these basic 6 drawing steps. You’ll learn the fundamentals for drawing a mistletoe.
This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf guide even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This accompanies perfectly with crayons or markers. This is perfect for very young children looking for some extra guidance and simply looking to fill in a mistletoe.
Drawing is much more fun when you have a easy to understand lesson to follow. Let’s get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw Mistletoe Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this lesson, we will begin with a new piece of paper and discover how to draw mistletoe in no time. We will proportion out the proportions of each of the drawn parts of the mistletoe.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Begin With The Centerpiece
Draw 3 small circles close together in the middle of your paper. This will become the red berries of the mistletoe.
Draw The First Leaf
Begin the first mistletoe leaf on top of the circles. Notice the jagged edges of the leaf.
Add The Second Leaf
Draw your second mistletoe leaf this time slanted to the right.
Complete The Leaves
Add the third leaf to the left side of your drawing paper.
Add Details On The Leaves
Add more details to your line art to complete our mistletoe.
Color Your Drawing
Now begin coloring your mistletoe with red and green colors.
How to Draw Mistletoe PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw Mistletoe. 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!
Drawing on Mistletoe Traditions
Mistletoe is a small, parasitic plant that grows on trees and shrubs. Mistletoe draws water and nutrients from the host plant while remaining attached to it. Mistletoe can be found on most continents.
Mistletoe has been used for centuries as a decoration at Christmas time. It symbolizes peace to some people because they think that its white berries represent purity or forgiveness while its yellow flowers represent love. It has been a tradition to hang a sprig of Mistletoe in a doorway and once two people are under it they should kiss.
But where did this strange mistletoe tradition come from?
Mistletoe was traditionally kissed under during the ancient Greek festival of Saturnalia and during marriage ceremonies because the plant was associated with fertility.