How to Draw a Daffodil Flower

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

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

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

Step 1: First draw the flower by drawing a jagged circle and inside the circle draw a slightly curved line. Also add two upward lines with a dot at the top within the center of the flower.

Step 2: Next draw the outer petals which should be long pointed petals and placed below the central flower. Connect the central flower and the outer petals by drawing to lines inbetween slightly spaced apart.

Step 3: Draw the stem which is a line below the outer petals.

Step 4: Lastly draw the leaves which are long skinny leaves coming up from the base of the stem.

Interesting Facts about Daffodils

Daffodils have become the announcers of spring. They are grown all over the world, but they are naturally found in Europe and the Mediterranean. Daffodils have a long history. The Greeks called them the “Narcissus,” because the story of Narcissus ends with the handsome man turning into a flower. Daffodils grow in woodland areas, farmlands, and meadows. They are yellow flowers usually, but some species have white outsides and yellow, pink, or orange middles. The middle of a daffodil looks like a trumpet. Sometimes the top is frilly and sometimes it is smooth. The petals around the outside of the flower are broad and pointed. Other names for the flower are jonquils or paperwhites.

Did you know?

  • Daffodil sap is poisonous to other flowers. Gardeners should plant daffodils by themselves.
  • In Wales the daffodil is a symbol of new beginnings.
  • Prince Charles is given a daffodil plant as a rent payment for the Isles of Scilly.
  • An old superstition says that chickens won’t lay eggs if daffodils are near.
  • The Chinese consider daffodils as symbol of good luck and wealth.
  • There are 50 species of daffodil.
  • Another old superstition says daffodils should always be given as a bunch, not as a single flower. The gift of a bouquet of daffodils is like giving good wishes.

Activity: Create a good luck flower with your class. Get some green pipe cleaners, a stack of yellow, orange, and pink mini cupcake wrappers, and some yellow and white construction paper. Cut the construction paper into star shaped petal base. Poke a pipe cleaner through the bottom of the cupcake wrapper. Then add the construction paper piece underneath and glue the wrapper and paper together.