How To Draw A Butterfly Step By Step For Kids

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Drawing a butterfly sounds simple, but some steps help you draw a butterfly in some simple steps. In this tutorial, we are learning how to draw a butterfly for kids

In this tutorial, we will show you step by step drawing of a butterfly for kids. Especially this tutorial is for kids and beginners.

Art Materials & Equipment

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Marker
  • Pencil Color
  • Eraser (Erase If Made Mistake)
  • Sharpener (To Sharp Pencil)
  • Compass (Alternative)

Also Read: How to Draw Ladybug 

About Butterfly

One of the beautiful winged insects is a butterfly. They have six legs which are jointed, three parts of the body, and two antennae. The head, the chest, and the tail (abdomen) are the three parts.

Tiny sensory hairs are found on the body of a butterfly. The various species of butterflies own different coloured wings. From eggs, the butterflies come to life. They suck the juice from the flower.
Fifteen thousand butterfly species can be found in the sub-continent of India.

Their body temperature generally varies from 29°C. Everybody loves watching butterflies.

Characteristics of butterfly:-

  • Butterflies are beautiful flying insects.
  • It is found in different colours and sizes in Nature.
  • It has three parts in the body and that is head, thorax, and abdomen.
  • Butterflies can travel 10 to 15 KM in an hour.
  • The average life span of the butterflies is one to two weeks.
  • I love to watch butterflies in my garden.
  • Around 18,000 species of butterflies are found in the world.
  • They are cold-blooded insects.
  • Butterflies use their feet to taste the food.
  • The wings of the butterfly are transparent covered with scales.

Steps To Draw A Butterfly

Follow the steps below to easily draw a Butterfly step by step.

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Step By Step To Draw a Butterfly

1Step 1

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Step 1

We are starting by drawing a horizontal (number 8) shape for the eyes of the butterfly as in the image below.

2Step 2

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Step 2

Now, draw the small triangle for the butterfly’s head and triangle sides should be curved as drawn below. Now for the thorax of the butterfly, draw a small circle and in the below draw an oval facing upwards as below in the image.

3Step 3

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Step 3

Then, now draw Wings(Forewing) of the butterfly on the right and left sides, draw according to the drawing below.

4Step 4

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Step 4

Similarly, now draw Wings(Hind wings) on the right and left sides, draw according to the drawing below.

5Step 5

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Step 5

Now, draw two Antennae at the top of the head and in the face part, draw (.)shape inside the eye’s(Compound eyes) of butterfly and draw small curved lines for the nose and draw (letter U)like shape for the happy mouth of the butterfly. Again now draw three-four(3-4) lines in the stomach(Abdomen) of the butterfly, draw as drawn in the drawing below.

6Step 6

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Step 6

Then, now draw four(4) Wings Veins in the upper Wings(Forewing) and draw on both sides(right and left sides) as shown in the drawing below.

7Step 7

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Step 7

Lastly, now draw Wings Veins in the lower Wings(Hind wings) and draw on both sides(right and left sides) as shown in the drawing below. Finally, we have drawn a beautiful butterfly, now to move forward to colouring it.

Colouring a Butterfly

After the drawing of the cute butterfly is completed we move forward with colouring the beautiful Butterfly. For colouring, we had chosen some basic colours. You can fill colour according to our wish too.

Colour Details:

  1. Lime
  2. Yellow
  3. Orange
  4. Black
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Drawing and Colouring

Final Image of Butterfly

After colouring, we get a beautiful butterfly. You can use a pencil colour(We made it digital). Alternatively, you even can change colours while colouring.

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Great Job 

Finally, we draw a cute butterfly and colour it beautifully. I hope you find our tutorial easy.

This is how you can draw a cute butterfly for beginners easily with a stepwise tutorial for kids. Comment below if you find our tutorial helpful and suggest “NAME” if you have any requests or you have any problems while drawing it.


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