How to Draw a Princess Step-by-Step for Kids

As my three students Nadia, Carolina and Teresa will tell you, my princess drawings are "the goodest in the world." (Ah, from the mouth of babes!)

I have been drawing princesses for my girls ever since I started working at my nursery school. In fact, every morning, they form a long line in front of my desk, black marker and sheet of paper in hand, ready to describe the princess they would like. Long hair, short hair, high heels, flats, strapless dresses or puffy sleeves - you name it, I draw it. As you can imagine, I have had to become quick and efficient at drawing princesses to meet the high demand!

On this page, you will find an easy tutorial about how to draw a princess step by step for children. My princesses have a simple design, but are pretty, easy to colour, and most importantly, fast to draw. Along with the tutorial, I have also included a couple of free princess colouring pages which you can print off and give to your girls to colour! There is also a helpful video tutorial you can follow if you'd like to see me go through the steps of drawing a princess.

On this note, I'd say it's about time we stopped reading and started drawing. Got your pens ready? Let's create a beautiful princess!

No confidence in drawing? No worries!

These lovely princesses are simple and fast to draw!

1. The Face (part I)

To start your one-minute princess, draw a three-quarter oval for the face as shown in the picture to your right. Follow up by drawing two round ovals for the eyes, a small pointy nose, and a smiling mouth. Be sure to include the "smile lines" at each side of the mouth - my girls complain if I forget to draw them in!

2. The Face (part II)

Continue to fill in the details of the face by drawing in the eyelids, each complete with two eyelashes. You should now have a pretty little face looking back at you.

One of the simplest hairstyles you can do is long-hair with a right-hand parting. To draw the parting, simply draw three lines running down the front of her forehead, just above her eyes to represent the hair. Then, draw another line perpendicular to these three lines to represent the parting. On the other side of this line, draw another slightly rounder line to represent the hair on the other side of her head.

3. The Hair

For me, the hair is the most entertaining part of drawing a princess. In this case, our princess has long, straight hair. To create her hair, simply draw 3-4 flowing lines sprouting out of her head and fringe.

Obviously, not all girls will want a princess with long, straight hair. More often than not, they will want a princess in their own image, which means you may be asked to draw short curly hair, pigtails, ponytails, buns or various other styles. To see examples of other popular hairstyles, have a look at the thumbnails below!

4. The Neck, Shoulders and Crown

Now it's time to sketch in the neck, shoulders and crown!

The neck is easy, as all you need to do is draw two straight lines downwards, one coming from the ear and the other from the chin.

The shoulders extend from the neck, reaching out just beyond the outer strands of hair. Along with the shoulders, you can also draw in the top section of the dress. In this case, I've given her a fur collar with a heart pendant in the centre. I've also given her a pearl necklace to make her appear even more regal!

5. The Upper Body

How you draw the upper body really depends on the body type you want to give your princess. I prefer to give mine a small chest and average-sized waist so they don't end up looking a Barbie doll. (We don't want to send out the wrong message to our girls!)

If you want to draw a childlike princess, all you have to do flatten the chest by drawing two straight lines down towards the waist. If you like, you can give your princess a belt as I have done here, or you can leave it plain.

6. The Arms

Drawing the arms of a princess can be tricky, especially in terms of getting the length correct. A few times I have ended up with a princess that resembles either Mr. Tickle from the Mr. Men series, or Stumpy! Try to have the arms arrive just below the waist for the most natural look possible.

If drawing fingers makes you nervous, you can always draw "mitten hands" as I have done with this princess. Children don't seem to mind either way!

7. The Dress and the Final Product

 Give the dress lots of detail so your little girl can colour 'til her heart's content!
Give the dress lots of detail so your little girl can colour 'til her heart's content!

Here is the part in which you can go wild! Dresses exists in many forms, so just use your imagination. In this case, I have drawn a long, broad dress decorated with a girl's favourite symbol, the heart. To make it look as if the dress is trailing along the ground, draw a slightly wider oval-shaped base as I have done here. I have also included a number of wavy layers so that my girls can vary the colouring of the dress.

The shoes can either peep out from underneath the dress as in the case of this princess, or you can have her wearing prominent high heels. I usually ask my students which they would prefer.

The Girls in My Class Colouring Their Princesses—I Admire Their Dedication!

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How to Draw a Princess Crown

In recent months, I have received many requests for a tutorial on how to draw a crown to go with your already perfect princess! The crown I used in the princess drawing is very basic, so I came up with a slightly more challenging design for you to experiment with.

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Copyright Heather Broster

1. The Base

Start your princess crown by drawing in an ever-so-slightly curved base. You want it to be curved so you can give your crown some perspective later on. You can choose to make the base thick, as I have done here, or thin, depending on your personal preference. The base can be coloured red or purple to give it a velvet appearance.

2. The Sides

On each side of the base, draw a line that goes up and curves slightly outwards. Draw two circles on the head of each line to create the ornamental bobbles present on many crowns.

3. The Top

Follow up by drawing three curved lines that look like waves between the two lines you just drew sprouting out from the base. These lines will form the front of the crown. Continue by adding an ornamental bobble on the tip of each "wave." Keep in mind that the three curved lines should remain equidistant from the curved line of the base.

Copyright Heather Broster
Copyright Heather Broster

4. The Back of the Crown and Jewels

Here is the part where the crown becomes fancy! Draw a small "mountain" between each of the ornamental bobbles at the front of the crown. The three mountains you draw will represent the back of the crown. Each mountain "peak" should also have an ornamental bobble attached to it as shown in the drawing. Drawing in the front and the back of the crown gives it 3-dimensional depth.

Finish off the drawing by adding a number of jewels. I have decided to draw in three diamonds, with a large one in the centre and two smaller ones flanking it. If you draw crosses in the middle of your diamonds, it will make them look 3-dimensional.

Do You Feel Ready to Draw a Princess? Let Me Know What You Thought of This Tutorial! 97 comments

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HealthfulMD 4 years ago from Northern California

Princess Blessings.

Terrie_Schultz 4 years ago

Very cute!

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Susan300 4 years ago

Very cool!! Finally, a drawing tutorial that's easy enough for *me*, LOL! :) Thanks!

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Joan Haines 4 years ago

So cute. "Squid Angel blessed."

AngryBaker 4 years ago

love this... wonderful to have that talent... I love having an impressive trick up my sleeve to wow kids (I can make cootie catchers)

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bigjoe2121 4 years ago

I wish I could triple bless this. it's so great. You should make princess coloring pages lenses with your own images :)

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LisaDH 4 years ago

I can see why you have a long line of girls every morning. Your drawings are so cute! I'm going to give this a try and see if I can impress my daughter, but I highly doubt mine will look as good as yours! :-)

anonymous 4 years ago

very interesting lens, thanks

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estellaeffects lm 4 years ago

I tried this with my daughter. You make it look easy.. but it isn't my face comes out bad.

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anonymous 4 years ago

Cool lens!Thnx for share

anonymous 4 years ago

@LisaDH: what's up

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SheGetsCreative 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

Sharing with my favorite princess-in-the making! Blessed

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LouisaDembul 4 years ago

I actually will try drawing a princess today!

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MelissaRodgz 4 years ago

I love this lens so much. The tutorial is nicely laid out and the video is excellently shot. "Blessed."

trendydad 4 years ago

great tips

jarajelissa 4 years ago

Nice tips about Draw a Princess :)

sheezie77 4 years ago

Very nice post here! Squidlikes!

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MarcoG 4 years ago from Edinburgh

I love this page - very well constructed!

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blessedmomto7 4 years ago

Great directions. Drawing a princess will be easy!

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jlshernandez 4 years ago

Wonderful step-by-step instructions for kids.

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KarenTBTEN 4 years ago

Yes, I can see how it would be useful to be "quick and efficient" at drawing princesses. I can remember drawing for kids. Glitter glue can be a fun addition, too. SquidAngel blessings.

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dann7trdro lm 4 years ago

this is a beautiful princess

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Linda Pogue 4 years ago from Missouri

My grand-daughters would love these. Blessings!

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Linda Pogue 4 years ago from Missouri

My grand-daughters would love these. Blessings!

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Annamadagan 4 years ago

I love drawing. Thanks for the tips! Blessed.

enjoyecigs 4 years ago

cute lens! my daughter would love this!

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MelanieMurphyMyer 4 years ago

This is so sweet and adorable!

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damoiselle 4 years ago

Love it.

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daniela12 4 years ago

Love this lens! :D

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peggygallyot 4 years ago

Love this lens.

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JodiFromFlorida 4 years ago

Love it!

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dave22 lm 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

As a father of twin five year old girls this is an important skill for me to know.

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Fcuk Hub 4 years ago

I'm ready to be instructor of princess drawing for my kids :)

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MerandaJade 4 years ago

I've always wanted to learn to draw. I think I'll try this! You make it look so easy!

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JessyGene 4 years ago

looks great! I'm gonna try this for my neice.

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UKGhostwriter 4 years ago

Nice lens, very useful entertainment resource!

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Millionairemomma 4 years ago

Absolutely wonderful for a girl and a boy!

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intermarks 4 years ago

Wonderful way to learn to draw a princess. Thanks!

mumsgather 4 years ago

Lovely. I've got to show this to my girl, she will love it.!

shiuls 4 years ago

this is nice drawing

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biggking lm 4 years ago

great lens. Thank you!

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jessica ruiz jo 4 years ago

You are my four year old daughter's new heroine, lol! Thanks for sharing. Very cute!

anonymous 4 years ago

How do you draw the queen and king?

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kovid7 4 years ago

Very good.

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WriterJanis2 4 years ago

I love this lens. How fun to be able to do this. Blessed!

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squallpogi 4 years ago

haha.. adorable.. very cute.. :)

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squallpogi 4 years ago

haha.. adorable.. very cute.. :)

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OhMe 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

What fun! I don't know any little girl who would enjoy drawing a princess. Great instructions.

anonymous 4 years ago

You make it look so simple.

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gottaloveit2 4 years ago

Excellent article. You've made a bunch of my nieces very happy. Well done. Blessed.

gradientcat 4 years ago

Looks like fun, I'll have to try it with my daughter who loves princesses.

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squidoopets 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

What a neat lens! I love it; I am now ready to draw a princess. Your students must love you dearly. :)

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kmyangel 4 years ago

I'm not a kid but i didn't do the princess as nice as you !!! Drawing isn't my strong aptitude :)))) Thanks for sharing !!!

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bloggerjon 4 years ago

Hi, Like this lens and the idea behind it, looks great.

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Brite-Ideas 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

great instructions on how to draw a princess!

getmoreinfo 4 years ago

These are so cool, I really like your art lenses. the princess pictures are so cute and great for coloring projects.

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TheJVilleKid 4 years ago

This is pretty cool! My daughter will love drawing this princess!

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steph-naylor 4 years ago

Great lens!

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mindlessnin 4 years ago

yes, I do!!! This is pretty easy! I am itching to get a piece of paper and pen now! Can't wait to draw one!

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LizMac60 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Great drawings, certainly the "goodest." Blessed.

dream1983 4 years ago

Fantastic lens, great job! Thumbs up

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EMangl 4 years ago

my daughter prefers to draw manga-characters, but will show her your lens

anonymous 4 years ago

@HealthfulMD: Yur hiness!

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sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

enjoyed your drawing instructions. lovely presentation. ~blessed~

anonymous 4 years ago

Great lens, well done! Thumbs up

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Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

I'm going to have to draw princesses for my daughter to color in. Thanks for a great lens!

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treasuresabound 4 years ago

WOW! What can I say, this is really really good. You are a true star. Now I know where to look when I need to draw a princess.

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maurissam 4 years ago

Now I know how to teach my girls 'how to draw a princess"... Thank you

akunsquidoku 4 years ago

Great lens, amazing job!

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dahlia369 4 years ago

I can't draw but the first time I take a break I just might use your instructions - and enjoy drawing for a change - thank you!! :)

anonymous 4 years ago

@dahlia369: it is fine i am a welsh famouse artist and you are right with thease are good stuff to use to start doing art

anonymous 4 years ago

I will show this to my niece she will like it so much.

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Joeyyip 4 years ago

Wow, I like your efforts! Especially the video! Now I knew how to draw a princess! ^^ Thanks!

JoshK47 4 years ago

What a fantastic lens! Thanks for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

anonymous 4 years ago

waooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!! its amazing how beautiful drawing i am a student of class 6th and ur drawing is very good i have learn very well thanks for these lovely drawing

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Judith Nazarewicz 3 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

What a great lens! Thanks so much!

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: its so easy

anonymous 3 years ago

This is very nice art work

anonymous 3 years ago

This is very nice art work

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takkhisa 3 years ago

Well done! Yes you can do what want to do!

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Josavich LM 3 years ago

Great lens, can't wait to show my oldest son he loves drawing even if it is a little girly he'll give it to his mommy. Thanks

anonymous 3 years ago

its so easy n now i will draw it n make my frndz jelous

anonymous 3 years ago

its so easy n now i will draw it n make my frndz jelous

anonymous 3 years ago

How come when I want to print out the princess drawings, I also have to print some sex come-on stuff as well?

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marigoldina 3 years ago Author

@anonymous: I keep the drawings on a free hosting website, which unfortunately shows risque ads on occasion. All you have to do is save the picture to your desktop and print it from there to eliminate the ads.

dheamiacoleen 3 years ago

ow thank you for this it works and it help me so much

dheamiacoleen 3 years ago

how dear it helps me much

gin001 3 years ago

This looks like a lot of fun. I've bookmarked the page. Thanks for sharing.

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janey126 3 years ago

Wow what a great info and lensjust awesome!

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janey126 3 years ago

Wow what a great info and lensjust awesome!

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MonkeyShine75 20 months ago from Los Angeles, California

Great hub. Now I can practice my drawings.

It doesn't have to be life like to be great art, because kids love cartoons

I Voted up your hub

PeaterGryphon 6 months ago

So cool!

I tried it with my daughter, 'cause I enjoyed drawing as a child pretty much and wanted her to show this feeling. We had some relaxing music running, some pillows and pens, it was great!

After this we watched some Disney Princess Movies, which wasn't that exciting for me as a man, but my girl was happy and that's worth it^^

Thanks for your Hub, we had a really great time :)

If you want to know, we listened to this while drawing the Princesses

adriana rafael tercero 2 weeks ago

I love it

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