Easy How to Draw a Butterfly and Butterfly Coloring Pages
Try challenging your students to layer crayon color to jazz up their background; you don’t have to use oil pastels to do it; pressing hard with crayons and laying down lots of waxy color can also look amazing.
Using Drawing Guides
The best way to get students off to a good start is to show them how a couple of guides can really help as reference points. Drawing skills are all about seeing where to place one’s lines, so having some visual reference point will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.
Materials for Butterfly Drawing
Prang Crayons are softer than other crayons, so they sometimes look like oil pastels, and Crayola has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that are a bit richer and warmer.
Directions for How to Draw a Butterfly
Draw the body and head on the center line. Add two symmetrical top wings. Start and finish the symmetrical bottom wings on the top and bottom. Trace with a marker to add antennae, eyes, and ears.
Coloring Page Gallery
It’s never been easier to see and download so many coloring pages all in one place! Click on the buttons below to open the PDF, then look for a download arrow to save it to your desktop. You’ll have a free Butterfly Coloring Page that you can print as often as you want.
More Fun Insect Drawing Projects
This lady can draw a Luna Moth, Caterpillar Crayons, and a Chameleon!
How do you draw a simple butterfly step by step?
- Draw the body and head on the center line.
- Draw two symmetrical top wings.
- Draw two symmetrical bottom wings.
- Begin the symmetrical shapes on top.
- Finish the symmetrical shapes.
- Begin the bottom symmetrical shapes.
- Add two more shapes on each side.
What is butterfly life cycle?
The butterfly and moth develop through a process known as metamorphosis, which includes four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.