In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Cedar Tree in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Cedar Tree.
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How to Draw a Cedar Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Start by drawing the roots. Draw a few small slanted lines in a little bundle.
Step 2: Next, draw the trunk of the tree. From the top of your roots on both sides, draw a long straight line going up.
Step 3: Then, draw the branches. On the right side of your trunk, continue the straight line going up but curve it towards the outside. Mirror your curve with another curved line a few spaces away. Do the same to the other side of your trunk. In the middle of the top of the trunk, draw a “V” shape and draw two small spaced lines coming out of the top. These are your branches.
Step 4: Now, draw the twigs. For the twigs, just draw straight lines coming out of the top and sides of your branches and add a “V” to the end of the straight line.
Step 5: Draw the leaves next. All along the twigs small pointed ovals.
Step 6: Lastly, draw the fruits. Hanging from the twigs, draw a small line with two small circles at the end of each.
Interesting Facts about Cedar Trees
Cedar Trees are cone shaped evergreen trees that produce needles and pinecones. They grow naturally in North Africa and Asia. Cedar Trees grow to about 40 feet tall and 3 feet across. Cedar Tree branches are wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. The tree naturally grows in high places like mountains. Farmers have been using the Cedar Tree as wind break for generations. They grow in a lot of areas, but their main need is damp soil.
Did you know?
- Cedar wood is used for boxes, boats, and bowls.
- Dogs and rodents like to make a snack out of cedar barks.
- In Hebrew history, King Solomon used Cedar beams to build his temple in Jerusalem.
- Cedar oil has been used for burying bodies and chasing off mosquitoes.
- Cedar Trees are popular for Christmas trees.
- Cedar bark was used for capes and blankets by some Native Americans.
Theme: Cedar Trees are the perfect topic for a Christmas time lesson plan. First decide which tree you want to highlight this Christmas. Then set up the evergreen of your choice. Let your students decorate the tree and while you are at it create a science lesson on the Cedar Tree.