Valentines is coming up! Help your kids learn how to draw a rose for that perfect person, even if that perfect person is you ;) Although, I can’t promise they won’t draw it for anyone else.


  • Paper
  • Pencil, crayon, or marker

Watch How To Draw A Rose

If you’re having trouble watching the video here, watch it on YouTube!

Step By Step Instructions

1. First draw a foreshortened spiral at the center top of your paper.
draw a rose step 1


2. Now draw a “U” shape connecting both sides of the spiral.

draw a rose step 2


3. Then draw an “S” shape for the first open petal.

how to draw a rose step 3


4. Next draw the second open petal, and a “Y” shape for the other petals.

how to draw a rose step 4


5. Draw the spiky leaves under the rose, and a long stem.

how to draw a rose step 5


6. Now add the thorns, and two curved lines for the center of the leaves.

how to draw a rose step 6


7. Next draw the jagged leaf edges.

how to draw a rose step 7


8. Last, add some leaf details.

how to draw a rose step 8

That’s it! A perfect rose for a perfect valentine.

Download & Print

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Download how to draw a rose step by step


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  • Arash


    • Rob

      You’re very welcome!

      • http://artforkids mina

        wow that was really cool I’ve even told may friends about this website and made a club about art this is really cool. thanks

  • Harriett

    This it great to learn thanks for teaching me

    • Rob

      You are very welcome!

  • tyshunn

    thank but I happed trouble drawing the spiral

    • Rob

      Just keep practicing :) You’ll get it!

      • kara

        I now know how to draw a rose thanks Rob

        • Rob

          Hi Kara! I’m so glad this post helped with drawing your rose! Keep it up, keep practicing!

  • lisa

    mine actually looks good

  • Abby

    I love drawing roses! I think this is my favorite one!!!!!

  • http://Artforkids Page

    Thanks for the lesson

  • Skylar

    Thx Rob now i can axually draw a perfect rose!!!!!

    p.s i think you and your family are cool(even -though i havent met any of yall) thx… :) :) :) :)

  • layton

    Thanks sooo much
    the finished piece looks amazing!!!!
    It was very easy.

    • Rob

      Awesome! Glad it turned out!

  • holli

    Your really good at drawing rob

    • Rob

      Awe thanks Holli!

  • Ayush

    I like how you draw the roses.They look very GOOD.It was very complicated BUT I got it.I TRIED MY BEST to get it.THANKYOU very much Rob.

    • Rob

      You’re so welcome. I’m glad you stuck with it even when it seemed difficult. Keep practicing and it’ll get easier and easier!

  • Rob @ ArtForKidsHub!

    Keep giving away your art, that’s such a cool idea!