Quick and Easy Plant Drawing for Kids in 5 Minutes

Written By Yohitha | Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 23th May, 2024

Did you know that a world of green surrounds every school? Yep, take a look around your schoolyard, and you’ll find towering trees and colourful flowers. Those plants aren’t just there to make the school look nice, they’re working hard to keep our environment healthy and happy. Plants and trees provide us with oxygen to breathe, shade to cool off under, and even food to munch on! Plus, they’re like nature’s classroom, teaching us important lessons about life and growth.

Given all the amazing things that plants do for us, it’s easy to see why they are so important and why we should appreciate and care for them. and drawing a plant is a wonderful activity that allows us to express our creativity and connect with the world around us.

So, when you’re drawing a plant today, think about all the amazing things it does for us. Alright, now that we’ve learned a bit about why plants are so awesome, it’s time to pick up our pencils and start sketching. Drawing a plant might sound tricky at first, but trust us, it’s as easy as watering a flower. You can also practise with the worksheet provided.

So, grab your pencils. Let’s get drawing!

Quick Summary

Step by step plant drawing for kids –

  1. Basic List of materials
  2. A step-by-step guide to plant drawing for kids
  3. Final touches
  4. Additionally, what you can do
  5. Conclusion


1.  Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Coloured pencils or Crayons
  • Black sketch pen
  • Stable base of support/ Drawing board

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

Step 1: Drawing the pot

The first step in drawing your plant is to draw the pot. You can draw any type of pot you like, but for this tutorial, we will draw a simple one with a flat bottom and a rectangular top. Draw a shape like a flat ice cream cone for the bottom of the pot. Make sure it has a flat bottom, like a plate. It will help your pot stand straight. 

Then, draw a rectangle around the top edge of the pot. This rectangle should stick out a little to make the pot look special and clear.

Step 2: Planting the stem

Next, let’s bring our plant to life by drawing its stem. Draw thin, vertical lines coming out from the pot extending upwards to the top of your paper. It can be straight or a little bent. At the top of the stem, draw small circles on both sides for special flower parts called pistils. Then, on the top of the middle stem, draw a small, closed flower bud. It looks like a tiny ball waiting to bloom, just like you.

Step 3: Adding Petals

Now it’s time to add some petals to your flower. Draw curved lines around each tiny circle at the top of the stem to make the flower’s pretty petals. Imagine drawing smiles around them, like the flower is eagerly waiting to bloom and share its beauty with the world

Step 4: Helping them bloom

Now, let’s make your flowers bloom! Add some more petals and make your flowers come alive. The number of petals you draw is up to you, but typically most flowers have 5-6 petals. It’s like opening up a beautiful bouquet of smiles, each petal adding to the charm of the plant.

Step 5: Creating Leaves

Finally, it’s time to draw some leaves on your plant. On either side of the stem, draw some leaf shapes. To create the leaf shape, draw a pointed oval with an indentation in the middle. These are like the flower’s green arms gracefully waving in the breeze, saying hello to the world. You can vary the size and shape of the leaves to make your plant drawing looks more interesting.

Final Touches

Now that you’ve drawn the basic structure of your plant, it’s time to add some color and shading to make it come alive. Choose bright greens for the leaves and stem, and vibrant colors for the flowers. You can use crayons, coloured pencils, or markers to bring your plant to life. Don’t forget to add shading and highlights to make it look more realistic and cute. Be creative and make your plant unique and beautiful.

Final Touches

Trace the outline of the eyebrow using a black sketch pen. Draw two small circles using pink colour to show cheeks. Colour the hairlines with black. On the ears, make a small letter V using the skin or black colour.

At the end, draw a square border.

Additionally, what you can do

  • Here are additional some tips and tricks that can help you create even better plant drawings:
  • You can add small details like dew drops on the petals or tiny insects like bees or butterflies hovering around the flowers.
  •  And here’s a fun idea: add some extra stuff, like different types of flowers and different shapes of leaves. Not all plants look the same, so feel free to get creative and try drawing different shapes and colors.
  • In the sky behind your plant, you can see a big, smiling sun. 
  • You can also add more decorations on the pot to make it even brighter.
  • Use a white or light-colored pencil to add highlights to the top part of the petals and leaves, and a darker colored pencil to add shadows to the bottom part.
  • Take your time and have fun with your drawing. Don’t worry too much about making it perfect, just enjoy the process of creating something beautiful.


So there you have it, young artists! Drawing a plant is not just about putting pencil to paper; it’s about appreciating the beauty and importance of nature. Remember, plants and trees do so much for us, and we should appreciate and take care of them. In conclusion, let your imagination bloom as you draw your own unique plant. Remember to observe the plants around you and appreciate all that they do for our planet. Keep drawing, keep exploring, and keep learning! Don’t forget to use the worksheet to improve your skills and create your own unique, beautiful plant drawing for kids.

Plant drawing for Kids Worksheet

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