How to Draw a Papaya Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Papaya Tree in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Papaya Tree.

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How to Draw a Papaya Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw the trunk. Draw a straight line going up but leave a small gap toward the top. Draw another line a little spaced out from your last line but make it slightly wavy and leave a tiny gap a little lower than the one you left in your other line.

Step 2: Next, draw the trunk detail. Toward the bottom of the trunk, draw a sideways “V” that opens to the right. Draw another sideways “V” above that one, but make it open to the left. Continue alternating “V’s” up the middle of the trunk.

Step 3: Now, draw the roots. Draw about four small lines coming out of the bottom of the trunk in all directions.

Step 4: Then, draw the branches. Where you left your small gap on the left side of your trunk, draw a line slanting up to the left on either side of the opening. Do the same to the gap you left on the right side of your trunk but this time make the lines slant up to the right. Draw about three small slanted lines going up along the inside of your branches.

Step 5: Now, draw the leaves. From the branch on the right side, draw a dot with about seven lines coming out from all directions. At the end of each line, draw six spikes that all connect in the middle. Repeat these steps at the end of all your branches for as many leaves as you want.

Step 6: Lastly, draw the Papaya fruit. At the top of your middle branch, draw a small line coming down. From that line draw a large wide oval with slightly curved line going up and down the middle. This is your Papaya fruit.

Interesting Facts about Papaya Trees

Papaya Trees grow to be 16 to 33 feet tall. They keep growing even after they start producing fruit. Because of this the trunk of Papaya is scarred from where the top use to be. The leaves look like small palm leaves and measure 21 to 28 inches across. Before fruit is produced a small white trumpet like flower forms. Then the fruit grows from that. The fruit is pear-shaped and full of seeds. The skin is a yellow-orange color and looks a lot like an avocado. Papaya Trees grow in England, Central America, Africa, and all over South America.

Did you know?

  • People make jam, fruit juice, and ice cream out of Papaya fruit.
  • There are 2 types of Papaya fruit: Hawaiian and Mexican. Hawaiian papaya is about the size of a pear or avocado and only weighs 1 pound. Mexican papaya is more like a melon and can weigh at least 10 pounds.
  • Papaya seeds are used to make salad dressing.
  • Papaya leaves are seeped to make tea that is used to treat malaria.
  • When a Papaya fruit is unripe it can be tapped for a chemical that is dried to powder and added to things like hair conditioner, teeth cleaners, and digestive aids.

Lesson Plan Note: Look for products that use Papaya powder and create a display to show your students the everyday use of the plant. Don’t forget to make up a papaya dish since it is a popular food.