How to Draw a Marigold Flower

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

The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

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 Marigold Flower.

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

Step 1: Fisrt draw the center of the flower which is a circle with small lines around it.

Step 2: Next draw the petals by drawing lots of little petals moving outward from the center of the flower.

Step 3: In this step draw skinnly leaves below the flower to the right and the left.

Step 4: Lastlly draw the stem to connect the flower and the leaves.

Interesting Facts about Marigolds

Marigolds are small golden yellow flowers. There are other colors like shades of orange and red. The colors on a Marigold can be 1 color or 2 colors swirled together. They grow between 6 inches to 4 feet tall. The petals on the flower grow in layers, and the petals get smaller the closer to the center of the bloom. Marigolds like warm weather. They naturally grow in Central America and the American Southwest. They are really herbs, but they aren’t used in cooking a lot. At least not in America, but it’s added to food for coloring in Europe. As a perfume flower, the Marigold stinks. But some insects and spiders like to eat them.

Did you know?

  • Chicken farmers feed chickens marigolds to make the yolk of their eggs more yellow.
  • Some people plant marigolds because they think the flower keeps bugs away. There isn’t any proof that they do that.
  • The ancient Aztecs grew marigolds because they believed they would protect them from harm.
  • Spanish explorers brought marigolds to Europe in the 1500s after they discovered the Americas.
  • Marigolds grow any time of year, except for winter.

Activity: Plant potted marigolds to use for flower garlands for party decorations. When you have enough to make long stings of flower heads, then string them onto a thread with a sewing needle. There are many other garden flowers that can give a flower garland variety.