In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Wattle Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Wattle Tree.
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How to Draw a Wattle Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: The first step will be to draw the stem by drawing a small arrow and then drawing a thick line upward and then too the right near the top of the stem.
Step 2: In this step draw the roots by drawing five lines outward from the bottom of the stem.
Step 3: Next draw the leaves off the stem which should have short lines and then long oblong circles. Inside the oblong shape draw a line down the middle.
Step 4: Lastly draw the fruit by drawing two long crooked lines upwards off the stem. On those lines draw lots of circles on each side.
Interesting Facts about Wattle Trees
Wattles are a hardy shrub that can be found out in the Australian outback. It grows to 5 meters tall and has gray leaves. The tree can creep along the ground or be a tall tree. The leaves are fern-like and silvery in a way. When the tree flowers it produces bright yellow puffs. Wattle Trees grow easily from seed. They can be started in a pot and easily moved to outside. Wattle Trees are grown in 70 countries for various reasons. But the continent of Australia has a special relationship with the plant.
Did you know?
- The Wattle Tree is the national symbol of Australia.
- There are 850 species of Wattle Tree that just grow in Australia.
- Wattle wood is grown in tropical climates to make paper, furniture, and homes.
- Wattle bark is harvested after 8 to 10 years.
- Creeping Wattle plants are grown as ground cover in places where drought is a problem.
- Cardboard milk cartons are good planter to start Wattle Trees.
Lesson Plan Note: Introduce your class to the culture and history of Australia. There is an interesting background regarding Australia. Once a penal colony, the development of the country has been literature worthy. Discuss the adaptions made to live in the Outback and while you are at it study the local Aboriginal tribes.