We are learning how to draw a tulip with this easy step-by-step tutorial. Our easy tulip drawing lesson is a printable drawing tutorial you can download and print with three pages of simple steps on how to draw a tulip step by step with a pencil. Simply follow the simple steps to make these tulip flowers and then color them with bright colors. Use this easy tulip sketch guide at home or in the classroom.

How to draw a tulip printable tutorial pdf showing easy tulip drawing on decorative background with colored pencils and paint
Let’s draw a tulip!

Make A Tulip Drawing Easy For Kids

We have a very easy step by step tutorial to draw a simple tulip. A tulip drawing is a quick and easy activity that kids can make anywhere and that doesn’t require much prep. Click the button to download and print our How To Draw A Tulip tutorial now:

To draw this tulip drawing, kids will have to do a simple shape to create a side of the stem, then move onto the tulip bud with different colors, and then the fun part: the tulip petals! Let’s move onto the step drawing tutorial – it’s just 6 steps long!

How To Draw A Tulip Step By Step- Easy

Step 1

Step 1- How To Draw A Tulip- Kids activities blog- Let's start! First, draw a D shape. Notice the bottom is flat.
First, draw a D-shape. Notice how the bottom is flat.

The first step is to draw a figure with a D-like shape, but make the bottom flat. We are starting out with the tulip heads.

Step 2

Step 2- How To Draw A Tulip- Kids activities blog- Repeat the shape, this time facing the other way. Erase extra lines.
Repeat the D-shape, but this time face it the other way and then erase the extra lines.

Repeat the same shape, but this time facing the other way. These will be our first petal and the second petal. Erase extra lines.

Step 3

Step 3- How To Draw A Tulip- Kids activities blog- Draw a circle in the middle. Use it to make a rounded bottom. Erase extra lines.
Now, draw a circle in the middle. Use it to make a rounded bottom and then erase the extra lines.

Draw a circle in the middle, use it to make a rounded bottom. This is our tulip bud. Erase extra lines.

Step 4

Step 4 - How To Draw A Tulip- Kids activities blog- Draw an egg shape in the middle
Draw an egg shape in the middle!

Draw an egg shape in the middle (they are part of the tulip bulbs) – can you see our tulip flower getting prettier in each step?

Step 5

Step 5- How To Draw A Tulip- Kids activities blog- Let's add details! Add a stem and leaves to the bottom.
Let’s add detail to your tulip! Add a stem and leaves to the bottom!

Let’s add details! Add a straight line or why not, a curved line, to create the stem of your flower and then leaves.

Step 6

Step 6- How To Draw A Tulip- Kids activities blog- Wow! Amazing job. You can get creative and add different details.
Wow! Great job! You can get creative and add different details to your tulips.

We’re all done! This is your first tulip, but you can now draw more tulips for tulip festivals right in your sheet of paper, or even add some smiley faces to them, maybe put some polka dots too. Make sure to make them special, just like you!

Download Simple Tulip Drawing Lesson PDF File:

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We made this tutorial with kids in mind – meaning anyone can draw it, from toddlers and preschoolers who are just learning how to hold a pencil to older kids in elementary school who can follow the instructions on their own and even adults that want to learn how to make a tulip drawing!

You can follow our digital drawings tutorial on a computer, but we recommend printing the PDF below to keep at hand so you can draw a tulip whenever you want to. We also recommend using a pencil and a white sheet of paper at first until kids can master this drawing. After that, they can color it in any way they want: you can use watercolor paints, crayons, coloring pencils, or add other details like glitter, ribbons…

In fact, you can follow this simple tutorial to create a greeting card or a Mother’s Day card – who doesn’t love a pretty cartoon tulip made with love? Finally, kids will be able to add any extra details they want, such as tulip leaves, a bee, or simply draw more tulips. You and your little one will be making your own drawings in no time!


Great Books For More Drawing Fun

Usborne Big Drawing Book cover art
The Big Drawing Book is great for beginners ages 6 and up.

The Big Drawing Book

By following the very simple step-by-steps in this fun drawing book you can draw dolphins diving in the sea, knights guarding a castle, monster faces, buzzing bees, and lots, lots more.

Usborne Drawing Doodling and Coloring book cover art
Your imagination will help you draw and doodle on every page.

Drawing Doodling and Coloring

An excellent book filled with doodling, drawing and coloring activities. On some of the pages you’ll find ideas for what to do, but you can do whatever you like.

Usborne write and draw yor own comics book cover art
Never left fully alone with a scary blank page!

Write and Draw Your Own Comics

Write and Draw Your Own Comics is full of inspiring ideas for all kinds of different stories, with writing tips to help you on your way. for kids who want to tell stories, but gravitate toward pictures. It has a mix of partially-drawn comics and blank panels with intro comics as instructions – lots of space for kids to draw their own comics!

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How did your tulip drawing turn out?

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