In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Date Palm Tree in 3 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Date Palm Tree.
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How to Draw a Date Palm Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Start by drawing the roots. Draw a few small wavy lines in a bundle.
Step 2: Then, draw the trunk. On either side of your roots, draw a long straight line using sideways humps instead of a regular line. Now, draw a curved line going inward at the top of your line. Do the same on the other side but make sure your curved lines don’t touch each other. Then, draw small humps all along the inside of your trunk for trunk details.
Step 3: Finish up by drawing the leaves. Coming out of the top of the trunk, draw about nine long slanted lines. Coming off of each one of your slanted lines, draw small slanted lines on one side of your line. Repeat this on all of your long slanted lines and now you have leaves!
Interesting Facts about Date Palm Trees
Dare Palm Trees are a fruit bearing tree that grows all over the world. The trees probably started in Persia, but know they grow all over the Middle East, Australia, Mexico, South America, and the southern United States. They grow to about 75 feet tall and form a cluster of stalks. The leaves of the tree are classic palm tree leaves. They grow to about 20 feet long! Dates are an oval shaped “stone fruit” which means the outside is plumb and tender, but a hard pit or seed is on the inside. They grow to about 7 centimeters long and ripen to a red or yellow color.
Did you know?
- Date Palm leaves are used to build all kinds of stuff. Things like fences, roofs, baskets, and fabrics!
- There are 3 different types of dates: the soft, the semi-dry, and the dry. The difference is the feel and the amount sugar naturally in the date.
- Most Date Palm trees are grown on farms. Date growing is very profitable business!
- It takes 4 to 8 years for a Date Palm Tree to grow fruit.
- Dates are popular snack that can be served as a stuffing or just a sugared treat.
Activity: Find your favorite date recipe and introduce to your family over supper.