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

Heather is a nursery school teacher. She's had to become quick and efficient at drawing princesses to meet the high demand!


Easy Princess Drawing Tutorial

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 that you can print off and give to your students 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!

Face (part I)

Face (part I)

1. 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 little ones complain if I forget to draw them in!

Face (part II)

Face (part II)

2. 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. 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 three to four flowing lines sprouting out of her head and fringe.

Obviously, not all children 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.

Neck, shoulders and crown

Neck, shoulders and crown

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4. 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!

Upper body

Upper body

5. 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 like a Barbie doll. (We don't want to send out the wrong message to our children!)

If you want to draw a childlike princess, all you have to do is 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. 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!

Dress and final details

Dress and final details

7. Dress and the Final Details

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 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 little ones 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.

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.



1. 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. 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. 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.

Back of the crown and jewels

Back of the crown and jewels

4. 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 three-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 three-dimensional.

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Do you feel ready to draw a princess? Please comment!

I can't tell you on June 23, 2020:

It's good but my face does NOT look good.

Kayla on February 12, 2020:

So cute

Ellie on January 01, 2020:

It is great and lovely

Poo on September 07, 2019:


Emily beauty on August 16, 2019:

well its kul

robia on February 16, 2018:

it perfect

Emely on November 18, 2017:

So cute

Pamela on November 17, 2017:

Love your drawing

anonymouse on November 14, 2017:

awesome have you done more

Vara on November 02, 2017:

Love it so cool love it love it just can't explain it

Barbie on April 11, 2017:

It was reaaally nice and do-able but I shook it up a bit by giving mine curly hair as she is a black princess like me

Rajah on April 05, 2017:

I love it

Mara Alexander from Los Angeles, California on February 28, 2015:

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

janey126 on September 09, 2013:

Wow what a great info and lensjust awesome!

janey126 on September 09, 2013:

Wow what a great info and lensjust awesome!

gin001 on March 30, 2013:

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

dheamiacoleen on March 01, 2013:

how dear it helps me much

dheamiacoleen on March 01, 2013:

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

Heather B (author) on February 07, 2013:

@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.

anonymous on February 06, 2013:

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

anonymous on February 06, 2013:

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

anonymous on February 06, 2013:

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

Josavich LM on January 02, 2013:

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

Takkhis on December 31, 2012:

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

anonymous on December 23, 2012:

This is very nice art work

anonymous on December 23, 2012:

This is very nice art work

anonymous on December 21, 2012:

@anonymous: its so easy

Judith Nazarewicz from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on November 17, 2012:

What a great lens! Thanks so much!

anonymous on October 25, 2012:


anonymous on October 03, 2012:

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

JoshK47 on October 02, 2012:

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

Joeyyip on August 29, 2012:

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

anonymous on August 27, 2012:

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

anonymous on August 24, 2012:

@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

dahlia369 on August 23, 2012:

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!! :)

akunsquidoku on August 18, 2012:

Great lens, amazing job!

Chocolate Pickney from Jamaica on August 15, 2012:

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

treasuresabound on July 18, 2012:

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.

Melissa Miotke from Arizona on July 16, 2012:

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

anonymous on July 03, 2012:

Great lens, well done! Thumbs up

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on July 02, 2012:

enjoyed your drawing instructions. lovely presentation. ~blessed~

anonymous on June 26, 2012:

@HealthfulMD: Yur hiness!

EMangl on June 25, 2012:

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

dream1983 on June 25, 2012:

Fantastic lens, great job! Thumbs up

Liz Mackay from United Kingdom on June 23, 2012:

Great drawings, certainly the "goodest." Blessed.

mindlessnin on June 22, 2012:

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!

steph-naylor on June 20, 2012:

Great lens!

TheJVilleKid on June 17, 2012:

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

getmoreinfo on June 13, 2012:

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

Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on June 13, 2012:

great instructions on how to draw a princess!

bloggerjon on June 13, 2012:

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

kmyangel on June 10, 2012:

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 !!!

Darcie French from Abbotsford, BC on June 09, 2012:

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

gradientcat on June 08, 2012:

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

gottaloveit2 on June 08, 2012:

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

anonymous on June 06, 2012:

You make it look so simple.

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on June 05, 2012:

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

squallpogi on June 04, 2012:

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

squallpogi on June 04, 2012:

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

WriterJanis2 on June 02, 2012:

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

kovid7 on June 01, 2012:

Very good.

anonymous on May 31, 2012:

How do you draw the queen and king?

jessica ruiz jo on May 30, 2012:

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

biggking lm on May 28, 2012:

great lens. Thank you!

shiuls on May 27, 2012:

this is nice drawing

mumsgather on May 27, 2012:

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

intermarks on May 26, 2012:

Wonderful way to learn to draw a princess. Thanks!

Millionairemomma on May 26, 2012:

Absolutely wonderful for a girl and a boy!

UKGhostwriter on May 25, 2012:

Nice lens, very useful entertainment resource!

JessyGene on May 25, 2012:

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

MerandaJade on May 25, 2012:

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

Fcuk Hub on May 25, 2012:

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

Rainbows and Unicorns Entertainment from Seattle, WA on May 24, 2012:

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

JodiFromFlorida on May 24, 2012:

Love it!

peggygallyot on May 24, 2012:

Love this lens.

daniela12 on May 23, 2012:

Love this lens! :D

damoiselle on May 23, 2012:

Love it.

MelanieMurphyMyer on May 22, 2012:

This is so sweet and adorable!

ceejaycmarshall on May 21, 2012:


enjoyecigs on May 21, 2012:

cute lens! my daughter would love this!

Annamadagan on May 21, 2012:

I love drawing. Thanks for the tips! Blessed.

anonymous on May 21, 2012:


Linda Pogue from Missouri on May 21, 2012:

My grand-daughters would love these. Blessings!

Linda Pogue from Missouri on May 21, 2012:

My grand-daughters would love these. Blessings!

dann7trdro lm on May 21, 2012:

this is a beautiful princess

KarenTBTEN on May 21, 2012:

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.

jlshernandez on May 21, 2012:

Wonderful step-by-step instructions for kids.

blessedmomto7 on May 21, 2012:

Great directions. Drawing a princess will be easy!

Marc from Edinburgh on May 20, 2012:

I love this page - very well constructed!

sheezie77 on May 20, 2012:

Very nice post here! Squidlikes!

jarajelissa on May 20, 2012:

Nice tips about Draw a Princess :)

trendydad on May 20, 2012:

great tips

LouisaDembul on May 14, 2012:

I actually will try drawing a princess today!

Angela F from Seattle, WA on May 12, 2012:

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

anonymous on April 18, 2012:

@LisaDH: whats up

anonymous on April 12, 2012:

Cool lens!Thnx for share

Tugee on March 24, 2012:


estellaeffects lm on March 20, 2012:

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

anonymous on March 12, 2012:

very interesting lens, thanks

LisaDH on March 11, 2012:

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! :-)