How to Draw a Tulip Flower

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

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

Step 1: First draw the center flower by drawing a larger pointed oval petal in the from and then skinny petals on the sides of it. Also draw a few more petal lines slightly above that to complete the flower.

Step 2: Next draw the other two flowers to each side of the center flower.These flowers will be smiliar to the first however the right one will be more closed so you can draw less petal lines near the top.

Step 3: In this step you will draw the leaves which well start from a center point below the flowers and move upward. The leaves should be skinny and have a line up the middle of them.

Step 4: Lastly draw the stems which should connect the flower to the leaves and are basically straight lines.

Interesting Facts about Tulips

Tulips are popular spring flowers that were discovered in Asia. By the 16th century, Europe had begun growing the colorful flower. Tulips are large cup-shaped flowers that grow on tall smooth stems. They can grow to 4 inches tall. The bloom of a tulip has 3 petals, and the inside of the flower has three black stamens (the pollen makers in flowers.) The plants have long skinny leaves that are waxy when touched. Tulips can have as many as 12 leaves, but the normal is 2 to 6. The flower grows from a bulb. Today the biggest producer of tulip bulbs is the Netherlands. They produce 3 billion bulbs a year!

Did you know?

  • The name “Tulip” came from a Turkish word for turban.
  • More than 1 flower can grow on a Tulip stem.
  • Tulips can grow in vases.
  • Rabbits, gophers, and squirrels will dig up tulip bulbs to eat them.
  • Parts of the tulip are poisonous to humans.
  • A tulip only lives for 3 to 7 days.
  • There are 150 species of tulip, but only 75 grow in the wild.
  • In Holland during 1634 to 1637 the tulip was so expensive that people started using them to pay for things.

Lesson Plan Note: Tulips are natural part of a study of the Netherlands. Guide your students through a week of study of Holland and the Netherland region. The iconic tulip is a great botany lesson during this week.