How to Draw a Butterfly?3 min read
Butterflies are some of the most beautiful creatures to exist on the earth. There are well over 100,000 species of butterflies around the world! How cool is that! We know how mesmerizing it can be to simply watch a little butterfly appear out of nowhere and flutter about the garden. You could watch them for hours! They are truly beautiful to behold.
Is your child as fascinated by butterflies and their beauty as we are? Does he wish to capture that delicate elegance onto paper? Then you have definitely come to the right place. We have a simple step-by-step guide to draw a really pretty butterfly on paper with basic supplies. If your child loves nature, he will most definitely love doing this activity!
Before we get into the drawing tutorial, we thought it’d be interesting to tell you some fun facts about butterflies that your child might find super cool!
7 fun facts about butterflies
- Unlike popular belief, butterflies actually have four wings and not two!
- Butterflies have a very short lifespan ranging anywhere from a few days to a few months.
- Did you know that butterflies need heat in order to move? Every time you see them relaxing in the sunlight, they’re actually warming up their wings to fly!
- Butterflies taste with their feet. Hmm… just a little gross maybe.
- Just like humans, butterflies also have skeletons. The difference is that a butterfly’s skeleton is outside its body!
- Butterflies can see colors that we humans cannot!
- Here’s another one to blow your mind – the wings of a butterfly are actually transparent. Woah!
What is the craziest butterfly fun fact you’ve come across?
What materials are required to draw a butterfly?
Now that you know a little about butterflies, we know you’re much more excited to draw one! Before you get started, here is a list of materials you will need for your drawing:
- Sheet of Paper
- Black Marker
- Crayons/Color Pencils
That’s pretty much it! Let’s get started.
How long will it take to draw a butterfly?
Although it will differ from person to person, we would say that an average person could take anywhere between half an hour to an hour to make a really beautiful butterfly.
How to draw a butterfly?
We would suggest that you use drawing guides before you begin. Making light dotted lines on your paper – both horizontally and vertically – will give you an easy reference as you draw. If you don’t want to make pencil lines on your paper, you can always fold your paper in half – once horizontally and once vertically – in order to create creases that will also work as your reference in the same manner.
Here is your step-by-step guide on how to draw a butterfly:
Step 1: On the middle line of your paper, draw the body and head of your butterfly.
Step 2: Now draw your top wings on both sides of the body. Make them as symmetrical as possible.
Step 3: Do the same thing with the bottom wings.
Step 4: For the designs of your butterfly’s wings, start making symmetrical shapes on the top two wings.
Step 5: Fill your top wings with the symmetrical shapes until you are satisfied with how it looks.
Step 6: Now start drawing symmetrical shapes on your two bottom wings.
Step 7: Finish designing the bottom two wings of your butterfly.
Step 8: Next, draw the antenna of your butterfly.
Step 9: Outline your beautiful butterfly with a black marker. Fill in the colors.
That’s it! Your beautiful butterfly is ready. Did you and your child enjoy drawing it with us?
You can make a handmade frame for your child’s new drawing and hang it up in the bedroom as wall décor!