How to Draw a Snowdrop Flower

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

The images above represent 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 Snowdrop Flower.

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

Step 1: The first step is to draw the centers of the flower by drawing three small circles placed apart.

Step 2: Then draw the petals which should be downward facing ovals stemming from each center flower.

Step 3: In this step draw the leaves by drawing grass shaped lines below the flower.

Step 4: Lastly draw the stems out of the leaves and up to the flowers.

Interesting Facts about Snowdrops

Snowdrops are small white flowers that appear early in spring. They grow 2 to 12 inches high and are found in forests, roadsides, streams, and grassy places. They are a small plant that is just a stem with two small spikey leaves. The flowers have 6 petals and are white. They hang down on the stem like a bell. Snowdrops grow out of bulbs, but bees will pollinate them in February and March. Snowdrops will grow when their still snow on the ground, so when they pop up it means spring may come early. Because they come up before the bees come back, the plant mostly grows from planting pieces of its bulb.

Did you know?

  • Snowdrops live for 2 years.
  • Since it’s so hard to grow a large group of Snowdrops, it is considered an endangered plant.
  • The scientific name for snowdrops is “Galanthus.” It means “milk flower” in Greek.
  • The Catholic Church grows the flower in church yards because they use it as symbol for the Virgin Mary.
  • There are 20 species of Snowdrop.
  • There are whole clubs that meet together to talk about Snowdrops.

Theme: Create a winter wonderland in your classroom. There are tons of winter camouflage animals and “snow themed” flowers to make up a daily lesson plan of winter time nature.