In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Eucalyptus 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 Eucalyptus Tree.
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How to Draw an Eucalyptus Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: To start, draw the roots. In a very close small bundle, draw a few small wavy slanted lines that are all connected at the top.
Step 2: Now, draw the trunk. From the very far left root, draw a straight line going up. Draw another straight line going up from the very far right root but make this line a little bit longer.
Step 3: Next, draw the branches of the tree. On the right side of your trunk toward the top, draw a small line coming straight out. Draw a long line slanting upward, coming out of your last line. In the middle of this line, draw a little line that curves outward. On the left side of your trunk, draw a small slanted line coming out with another slanted line a little space out from that one. At the top of the right side of your trunk, draw a small curved out line. Draw another curved out line the opposite direction from the last branch you drew on the left side. In the middle of your two curved lines, draw a “V”.
Step 4: Then, draw the twigs coming off of the branches. Draw small “V’s” at the end of all your branches. In the middle of the left side of your trunk, draw a curved line coming out but leave a gap in the middle. At the top of your gap, draw a small curved line going out in the same direction as your last curved line.
Step 5: Lastly, draw the leaves. Where you left your gap in one of your twigs, draw a small circle but instead of using a line, use little humps to create your circle. Draw big and little different types of shapes using small humps, coming out of the end of your branches and twigs.
Interesting Facts about Eucalyptus Trees
Eucalyptus Trees are tall trees that grow only in Australia. They can grow as tall as 200 feet! Eucalyptus Trees have long trunks and big bushy tops. Their leaves are flat and oily. The oil is special defense to protect the tree from attackers. Once a tree is mature enough it produces fluffy pink, white, yellow, and red flowers. If a Eucalyptus tree is flowering it is an adult tree. Another tell-tale sign of a Eucalyptus Tree’s age is the roughness of the bark; the more grooved, hard, and uncomfortable the bark the older the tree.
Did you know?
- There are 700 species of Eucalyptus Tree.
- Eucalyptus oil used help with bronchitis, sore throat, and nasal congestion.
- Koala Bears are the main eaters of Eucalyptus leaves. On an average day they can eat over 500 grams!
- Eucalyptus oil catches fire easily. During forest fires, the Eucalyptus Tree has been known to explode!
- The Australian folk instrument the Didgeridoo is made from Eucalyptus branches.
Lesson Plan Note: Take your students on a tour of the Eucalyptus forests of Australia. Study Koala bears and the various insects that enjoy the taste of Eucalyptus. Spend a week learning about Aboriginal tribes and the history of one of the most interesting continents.