How to Draw a Lilac Flower

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Lilac 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 Lilac Flower.

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

Step 1: First draw the center of the flower by drawing the '+' shapes.

Step 2: Next draw the petals which should be about four skinny petals around each center flower, and then in the background draw smaller flowers with a circular shape.

Step 3: In this step draw the leaves by drawing two larger pointed ovals, one on the left below the flower and one on the right.

Step 4: Lastly draw the stem which starts below the flower and is slanted downards to the left.

Interesting Facts about Lilacs

Lilacs are flowers that grow on a bush. They naturally grow in southeast Europe and eastern Asia. Lilac bushes can grow as tall as 20 feet. They have heart-shaped leaves that drop off during the winter. The flowers on a lilac bush are cone shaped groups of small clover-shaped flowers. There are so many that the flower droops down on the bush. Lilacs can be white, yellow, red, or pink. The blooms only last 2 or 3 weeks a year, but their scent is hard to miss. Lilacs have a very sweet smell, which brings all sorts of bugs and other pests to the plant.

Did you know?

  • There are 25 types of Lilacs.
  • Lilacs need at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.
  • In Greek myth, a wood nymph was being chased by Pan. In order to escape him she turned herself into a lilac bush.
  • Lilacs are given to couples who have been married 8 years.
  • Lilacs are related to olives in the plant family.
  • Lilac wood is used to make musical instruments.

Lesson Plan Note: In countries like Greece, the lilac is a symbol of Easter. During your next Easter season, study Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia. Lilacs can be the botany part of your study.