How to Draw a Chrysanthemum Flower

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

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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 Chrysanthemum Flower.

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

Step 1: First draw a large filled in spot with small bumps around it.

Step 2: Next draw the petals which should be long and pointed with some overlapping eachother.

Step 3: In this step draw two leaves below the flower with jagged edges and a line in the middle of each leaf.

Step 4: Lastly draw the stem which is a staight line from the bottom of the flower down to the leaves.

Interesting Facts about Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums can be tough little balls of petals or look more like daisies. The come in all shapes and sizes. There are the small pom-poms, the open face, and huge spider looking mums. Chrysanthemums grow naturally in China. They are used to celebrate all sorts of events in Chinese culture. Chinese gardeners started growing them for medicine around the 15th century BC. By the 1600s the flower was brought to Europe. Chrysanthemums are tough plants and can live in some pretty cold places. Chrysanthemums are a popular autumn time flower, during the months of August to November they are top sellers at flower shops.

Did you know?

  • Chrysanthemums are used to treat headaches and dizziness.
  • In Japan, the Chrysanthemum is used to celebrate the “Festival of Happiness.”
  • Chrysanthemums can also help high blood pressure.
  • There are 40 wild species of Chrysanthemum.
  • A Chrysanthemum petal in the bottom of a wine glass is thought be good luck.
  • There can be 3 to 7 flowers on 1 stem of a Chrysanthemum.

Theme: Celebrate your own Festival of Happiness. Decorate the classroom in cheerful colors and potted plants if you like. Then ask each student to share what makes them happy.