In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Larkspur 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 Larkspur Flower.
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How to Draw a Larkspur Flower - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: First draw the flower petals which should be skinny and pointed at the top.
Step 2: Then fill in the petals with multiple small lines on each petal.
Step 3: In this step draw the lower flower petals which are rounded trianges also with small lines on the petals.
Step 4: In the last step draw the stem downards in a straight line and connect it with the lower flowers.
Interesting Facts about Larkspurs
Larkspurs are tall flowering plants that have their name because they look like the back of a lark’s claw. They can grow to 72 inches and grow in white, pink, purple, blue, yellow and red. Larkspurs grow naturally in Europe, but they have been transplanted to other countries. The flowers on a larkspur are tiny blooms that curl at the end. The flowers grow in a tight row up the stem. Larkspurs have tiny sacs of nectar that attract hummingbirds and bees. The plant will only live 2 to 3 years and doesn’t like extreme temperature changes.
Did you know?
- Larkspurs are poisonous, but sheep can eat it just fine.
- There are 150 species of Larkspur in the wild.
- Ancient cultures use to grow Larkspurs to protect themselves from scorpions.
- Larkspurs were used to make blue dye for fabric.
- Larkspur is the birth flower of people born in July.
- In Transylvania, an old superstition said Larkspur would protect people from witches.
Activity: Create a cute larkspur bouquet with pipe cleaners and triangle plastic beads. Find some cheap plastic vases at a discount store and decide how many “stems” will be needed to make a full bouquet. Then knot the pipe cleaner at the top and string the beads on to it. Make sure the beads are facing the same direction and locking into place as you go. When you get halfway down, then plop the “flower” into the vase. Keep going until you have a full arrangement.