How to Draw a Dandelion Flower

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Dandelion Flower in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Dandelion Flower.

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How to Draw a Dandelion Flower - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First draw the center of the flower by drawing lots of spots to create a circle.

Step 2: Then draw the bottom petals by first drawing a circle below the center and adding small pointed leaves around it. Add a second spot of petals to the right just using the pointed leaves.

Step 3: Next draw the stems by drawing a staight lines below each flower.

Step 4: In the last step draw the leaves at the bottom of the stem. Each leaf should be long with jagged edges.

Interesting Facts about Dandelions

Dandelions are more commonly a weed. They spread by releasing seeds into the wind after the flowering is done. Dandelions grow low to the ground and have tough roots that make it hard to pull up in flower beds. Dandelions are mostly a mass of spiny leaves and long sticky stems. On top of those stems are yellow tufts that hold the pollen like an ink pad. The flower of a dandelion measure 2 to 7 centimeters across. They grow all over the world and don’t look to be going anywhere.

Did you know?

  • An old superstition says that if you touch a dandelion you will wet the bed.
  • Dandelions are used as a symbol of the sky. The yellow tuft symbolizes the sun, the fluffy white seed head is the moon, and the seeds symbolize stars as they drift away with the wind.
  • There are 30 species of Dandelions.
  • Dandelions are used as dye for clothing.
  • Dandelions open up in sunlight and close up at night time.
  • A seed can travel 5 miles on the wind before it touches the ground.

Activity: Give the gardeners a break at your school. Send your class out to pick Dandelions. Gather them all up and teach the kids how to make dandelion chains and jewelry.