How to Teach Kids to Draw Using the Alphabet

Updated on May 1, 2017

Kids can learn how to draw much more quickly with the help of letters. Kids at a very young age 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 letter A, or a rainbow with the use of a 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 very easy 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 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.
  5. For the joker face add letter U at the bottom of the A hat.
  6. Add eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.
  7. Draw the neck and three layer of frills.

Watch the how to draw a joker video,

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 and Chair with F and U

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

How to draw a chair with F and U

  1. Make the bottom part of the chair same way you did for the table only shorter and not as wide.
  2. Draw inverted U for the top of the chair and 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 a 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 center line 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 right corner edge and join as shown in the image.
  3. Draw a tail that looks like 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 8 more lines to complete the rainbow.

A Doll with A

  1. Make a 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 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 second V to the center of 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

How to draw a bird - using letter '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.

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        6 weeks ago

        i love that bird

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        Nisha nishanth 

        11 months ago

        It was avery nice and fun

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        Ela Verma 

        12 months ago

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

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        18 months ago

        That helped so much cause I can't draw nothing

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        18 months ago

        thank you so much very useful for kids.

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        19 months ago

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

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        20 months ago

        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

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        23 months ago

        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!!!

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        2 years ago

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

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        2 years ago

        Thank you ride a very useful to my students

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        2 years ago

        Wow !! Thanks a lot !!

        Learnt a lot from u !

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        Rohit Jathlana 

        3 years ago

        Nicec work students will enjoy it.

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        archana agarwal 

        3 years ago

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

      • rudra007 profile imageAUTHOR


        4 years ago from India

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

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        4 years ago

        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!

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        4 years ago

        Thank you , it helped me to teach my little angel

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        4 years ago

        Thank you teacher

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        Aadil Ansari 

        4 years ago

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

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        4 years ago from India

        Thanks rudra007 for sharing this useful hub.

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        4 years ago

        I like it because it is fun and easy

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        4 years ago

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

      • rudra007 profile imageAUTHOR


        4 years ago from India

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

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        4 years ago

        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...

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        4 years ago

        How to draw the letter s related to art

      • rudra007 profile imageAUTHOR


        5 years ago from India

        Thanks rose and thanks jisha for your lovely comments.

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        5 years ago

        really good for start drawing

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        rose-the planner 

        5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

        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

      • rudra007 profile imageAUTHOR


        5 years ago from India

        Thanks a lot Patricia, what a lovely comment.

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        Patricia Scott 

        5 years ago from sunny Florida

        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

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        5 years ago

        good it helped mu sons homework

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        Joseph Attard 

        5 years ago from Gozo, Malta, EU.

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

      • rudra007 profile imageAUTHOR


        5 years ago from India

        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.

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        rudra rams 

        5 years ago

        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.

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        5 years ago

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

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        5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

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

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        Sandeep Kumar 

        6 years ago from Faridabad

        good one

      • rudra007 profile imageAUTHOR


        6 years ago from India

        Hi Anurita,

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

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        6 years ago

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

      • rudra007 profile imageAUTHOR


        6 years ago from India

        Thanks a lot.

        Will be posting more such kinda stuff on hubpages.

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        6 years ago from USA

        Very clever!

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        Shyron E Shenko 

        6 years ago from Texas

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


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