Beautiful butterfly drawing for kids in 5 minutes!

Written By Sai | Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 13th May, 2024

Did you know that butterflies come in a rainbow of colors? From vibrant blues and reds to soft pinks and yellows, these winged beauties are nature’s art. You must have seen these beautiful butterflies in your educational institute’s garden. Let’s draw them and make them as colorful as they make our days when we see them. Drawing a butterfly is not just about putting lines and colors on paper- it’s about capturing the elegance and beauty of these delicate creatures. Ready to take your artistic skills to the next level? Let’s get started! We’ll go through step-by-step instructions for butterfly drawing for kids using simple materials that you probably already have with you.

We’ve also included a downloadable worksheet for butterfly drawing for kids. Simply click the button at the end of the blog to practice outlining or tracing it. Let’s start drawing!

Quick Summary

Easy-peasy butterfly drawing for kids step by step –

  1. A Basic List of Materials
  2. Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing a Butterfly
  3. Final Touches
  4. Tips and Tricks to Draw a Butterfly
  5. Conclusion


1. Basic List of Materials

Here is a list of materials you need for butterfly drawing for kids and coloring it with vibrant colors:

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils 
  • Glitter Pens
  • Stable Drawing Surface

2.Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing a Butterfly

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Step 1 : Draw the Head of the Butterfly

Start by sketching a small circle at the center of your page to depict the butterfly’s head. Draw a guiding line through the center of the circle to make it easier to add the rest of the butterfly’s body.

Step 2 : Draw the butterfly’s antennae and body.

Now, draw two oval shapes side-by-side on top of the half-circle, as shown in the image.

Step 3 : Draw the Wings

Add two large, curved lines as shown in the picture, on either side of the body for the wings.

Step 4 : Add Eyes and a Smiley Face with Details to the Wings

Begin by drawing two tiny circles close together inside the butterfly’s head, near the top. These circles represent the eyes. Then, add a small curved line just below the eyes to form the smile. This simple addition of eyes and a smile can give your butterfly a friendly and cheerful look. Next, for the wings, draw two larger circles and two smaller circles as shown in the picture inside them to create beautiful patterns.

Step 5 : Your drawing is ready, Let’s outline it!

Now, you can outline the drawing with a black sketch pen, as shown in the picture, to provide a clear boundary for coloring your beautiful butterfly. This will make it easier to stay within the lines when you add color to your artwork.

Final Touches

Go over your drawing, erasing any extra lines, and refining the details. Then, color your butterfly using crayons or colored pencils. Let your imagination fly with vibrant colors and patterns!

Tips and Tricks to Draw 

  • Take your time and enjoy the process.
  • Don’t worry about mistakes, just erase them and try again.
  • Practice drawing different butterfly shapes and patterns to create a whole garden of butterflies!


Fantastic job, young artists! You’ve created a lovely butterfly. Keep practicing, exploring new ideas, and letting your creativity shine. Who knows? Maybe next time you’ll draw a butterfly with rainbow wings or fly over a field of flowers!

We’ve also included a downloadable worksheet for butterfly drawing for kids. Simply click the button below to download it.

Butterfly drawing for kids worksheet

Varsha & Adi

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