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How to Teach Kids to Draw Using the Alphabet

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As an art and craft teacher by profession, most of my articles are related to art and craft ideas.


Alphabet Drawing!

Kids can learn how to draw much more quickly with the help of letters. At a very young age, kids learn to recognize alphabet letters through charts, toys, or by being taught at playschool. But they start drawing by scribbling before they learn to write their letters.

Drawing becomes interesting and easy to understand when introduced with alphabets. There are basic shapes that form letters but which can also be made into pictures. Imagine how we can make a simple doll with the help of the letter A or a rainbow using sideways B and C, for example.

Drawing is very important for young children. Drawing improves wrist movement and hand-eye coordination, which will make writing letters and numbers easier later.

Here are some straightforward instructions for drawing using only letters. I hope you will like them and that they help your child learn to draw!


An Umbrella With D and J

  1. Draw an inverted D.
  2. Draw J below D.
  3. Make 5 curves on the "sleeping" line.
  4. Erase the line leaving on the curves.
  5. Double the J's lines.
  6. Draw a circle at the center of the umbrella.
  7. Join the points to this center circle of the umbrella.

A Party Hat With A and W

  1. For the cap, draw the letter A.
  2. Join the bottom edges with a straight line.
  3. Draw wavy lines to make the frill.
  4. Decorate the cap with simple lines and shapes.

A Joker With A and W

  1. For the joker, face add the letter U at the bottom of the A hat.
  2. Add eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.
  3. Draw the neck and three-layer of frills.

A Funny Face With A and B

  1. Make a letter A.
  2. Just below, make a letter B so A is a cap for B. Make your letters nice and big.
  3. Give B one eye, a round nose, and a big mouth.

A Leaf and a Burger With D

  1. For the leaf, make a letter D, straight or at a slight angle. For the burger, make a D lying on its side, straight-edge on the top.
  2. Draw a mirror image D the one you have made.
  3. For the leaf, extend the middle line a bit to make the stem and make a letter V three times on this center line to form the leaf's veins.
  4. For the burger, add two wavy lines from top and bottom of the middle middle line for lettuce.

A Table With F and U

  1. Make an inverted F and join with a mirror image F.
  2. Draw a trapezium shape for the tabletop.
  3. Double all four F lines.
  4. Draw anything on top of this table. I made a book, lamp, and pen holder.

A Chair With F and U

  1. Make the bottom part of the chair the same way you did for the table only shorter and not as wide.
  2. Draw inverted U for the top of the chair and any design over this U.

A Lotus Flower With U and T

  1. Make a fairly big letter U.
  2. Make a T just below.
  3. Draw three upper petals on the U.
  4. Draw two side petals and one center petal right, left, and facing down on the T.
  5. Erase the T and draw a big leaf starting from the face-down petal all the way around the flower and coming back to the same point.

A Kite With A

  1. Draw the letter A.
  2. Make an inverted A like a mirror image below the first A. This will look like a diamond shape.
  3. Join the right and left edges with a straight line.
  4. Draw eyes, nose, and a mouth.
  5. Draw a wavy line (kite string) starting from the bottom edge of the kite.

A Fish With A and X

  1. Draw a letter A a little stretched out.
  2. Make a letter X from the centerline of A.
  3. Join the bottom edges of the X with a curvy line.
  4. For the fins, draw lines from the edges of the A, ending at a suitable point.
  5. Draw the eyes and make some texture on the fish.
  6. Add wavy water lines.

A Butterfly With B

  1. Draw a letter B.
  2. Make a mirror image B towards the left.
  3. Draw the middle part of the butterfly body by splitting the center line into two slightly curved lines.
  4. Draw a mouth, antennas, and eyes.
  5. Draw any texture over the wings.

A Koi Fish With D

  1. Make one big inverted D.
  2. Draw a wavy line coming out of the right corner edge and join as shown in the image.
  3. Draw a tail that looks like the letter M.
  4. Erase the sleeping line of D.
  5. Draw the fins and eyes.
  6. Draw texture over the body similar to what is shown in the image. A herringbone texture can also be added at the top.

An Ice Cream Cone and Apple With A and D

  1. Draw an inverted V. Join the top edges so that it looks like a triangle.
  2. Draw three curves like clouds for the ice cream.
  3. Add a cherry on top.
  4. Draw texture over the cone.

For the Apple

  1. Draw letter D and mirror image D.
  2. Draw slight inside curves at the top and bottom of the center joining line.
  3. Erase this center joining line as well as the left out part of the curves.
  4. Add ta stem.

A Rainbow With B and C

  1. Draw a letter B lying on its side.
  2. Draw letter C over the B.
  3. Draw 5- 6 small curves on both the curves of B.
  4. Erase the B curves, leaving the small curves.
  5. Add eight more lines to complete the rainbow.

A Doll With A

  1. Make the letter A.
  2. Draw an O on top.
  3. Add hands coming out of the top of the A.
  4. Draw a face with a bow and earrings.
  5. Decorate the frock with a pocket and fringe.
  6. Add shoes, bangles, or a purse.

A Spiderweb With A

  1. Make a plus sign with a cross over it.
  2. Draw a line in the center of each segment, which will look like an A. All lines must be at the same position in each segment.
  3. Now add another line in each segment. It will look like a smaller A inside the big one.
  4. Your web is ready. Next, draw a spider!

Ice Cream in a Glass With D and Y

  1. Make a letter D on its side, straight edge down.
  2. Draw letter Y just below the Ds straight line.
  3. Draw a small circle to make the base of the glass at the bottom of Y.
  4. Draw a wavy line over D to make cream and add a cherry on top.
  5. Draw a slightly curved line below the line of D.
  6. Erase this straight line and leave the curved one.

A Parachute With D and V

  1. Make a letter D.
  2. Add a letter V just below.
  3. Draw another compressed V inside the first V.
  4. Extend the top edges of the second V to the center of the D curve at the top.
  5. Draw a small rectangle below the V for a basket.

A Tree With O and J

  1. Make a letter O and draw a J just below.
  2. Make another inverted J facing right.
  3. Draw small curves all around the letter O.
  4. Erase the O, leaving the curves.
  5. Draw a small V in between the two Js.
  6. Draw grass at the bottom, covering J.

A Bird With D and O

  1. Make a slanting D and an O on top of it.
  2. Draw a triangle for the tail and a letter V for the beak.
  3. Add eyes, feathers, and legs.


puni on May 18, 2020:

lots of d's but I like it

Temisan aliki on April 18, 2020:

it very hard but quite simple

DYLAN Wynns on October 15, 2019:


sushmita on September 16, 2019:

hi..its helped lot..thanks..but is there any certification or portfolio needed for opening a art school..?

atiya on February 04, 2019:

i love that bird

Nisha nishanth on April 19, 2018:

It was avery nice and fun

Ela Verma on March 03, 2018:

I have demo test for teaching art to class 5 students. What topic should i use for demo class

Kitty on September 26, 2017:

That helped so much cause I can't draw nothing

Heelai on September 17, 2017:

thank you so much very useful for kids.

Meyyammai on August 10, 2017:

No chance Super..........

Renu on July 28, 2017:

Thanks for this work. I was in search of this kind of stuff. It's really awesome, for d kids to learn the alphabets with so much ease n interest. Expecting these kinds more

Mary on May 01, 2017:

Wow! This really comes in handy when your making a birthday pic! I was making my friend Will a birthday pic and it's lookin' good!!!

Marie on August 24, 2016:

Thanks alot, it came in handy when i needed to teach my young kids

jeevitha on May 22, 2016:

Thank you ride a very useful to my students

Sowmyadevi on May 17, 2016:

Wow !! Thanks a lot !!

Learnt a lot from u !

Rohit Jathlana on September 24, 2015:

Nicec work students will enjoy it.

archana agarwal on April 12, 2015:

thanks your hub really inspired me to start drawing classes at home.thank u once again

Veenoo (author) from India on February 08, 2015:

Thanks...glad it helped you in some way.

Jacobb9205 on February 07, 2015:

I'm going to sound silly now but this actually helped me as I couldn't draw at all but simple ideas like the D and J for an umbrella is awesome!

DHANYA on November 21, 2014:

Thank you , it helped me to teach my little angel

pallavi on November 05, 2014:

Thank you teacher

Aadil Ansari on October 13, 2014:

Thank you so much... It's helped me to teach my daughter. I was looking for this. Really helped my little daughter

Susan from India on September 28, 2014:

Thanks rudra007 for sharing this useful hub.

Isaac on September 23, 2014:

I like it because it is fun and easy

rekha on April 24, 2014:

about to starting my classes with confused state* thanks 4 such a detailed ideas now i am confident

Veenoo (author) from India on April 14, 2014:

Thanks Madhuri, Yeah you must start not just for income but for relaxation as well.

Madhuri on April 13, 2014:

Am a mom for 2 yr old and thinking to do something from home... Your hub really inspired me to start drawing classes at home...

Ana on April 02, 2014:

How to draw the letter s related to art

Veenoo (author) from India on October 20, 2013:

Thanks rose and thanks jisha for your lovely comments.

jisha on October 18, 2013:

really good for start drawing

rose-the planner from Toronto, Ontario-Canada on August 21, 2013:

This is such a fabulous and creative article! The instructions you provided are easy to understand and children will get a real kick out of this. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

Veenoo (author) from India on August 21, 2013:

Thanks a lot Patricia, what a lovely comment.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on August 21, 2013:

Absolutely, positively love this. I wish wish wish I had known this while I was teaching. Not only would the kids have used this, I would have as I am not an artist.

Voted up, shared, FB, and Pinned.

Awesome Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps

sridevi on June 26, 2013:

good it helped mu sons homework

Joseph Attard from Gozo, Malta, EU. on June 05, 2013:

Very interesting and innovative. Voted up... Thanks.

Veenoo (author) from India on May 24, 2013:

Thanks for your comment. Yeah, we can use numbers as well for drawing. It is really helpful for kids to learn drawing using alphabets and numbers.

rudra rams on May 24, 2013:

Thanks for good collection of alphabet drawing pictures its very nice and too good. In the same way we can have the number pictures too.

Smriti on May 03, 2013:

Thanks a lot...this has really helped my kid to learn drawing...

Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on March 28, 2013:

This is a great hub for children. I will be printing it. You did a great job with your visual instructions. Thank you.

Sandeep Kumar from Faridabad on March 10, 2013:

good one

Veenoo (author) from India on February 22, 2013:

Hi Anurita,

Thanks for your comment. Yes this helped my 5 year old son too.

Anurita on February 21, 2013:

This is so great. Exactly what I was looking for to teach my 5 year old some drawing.

Veenoo (author) from India on February 06, 2013:

Thanks a lot.

Will be posting more such kinda stuff on hubpages.

CarNoobz from USA on February 06, 2013:

Very clever!

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on February 04, 2013:

This is a good hub for teaching children how to draw.