Learn how to draw a great looking Canadian Flag with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Canadian Flag.
"O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all of us command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee."
- "O Canada," national anthem of Canada
The word "Canada" comes from the Iroquois Native American language. It means "settlement" or "village."
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Did you know? Canada is the second-largest country in the world after Russia. It has more lakes that all the other countries in the world combined. Yet, it is one of the ten most sparsely populated countries.
The United States and Canada share the longest international border in the world. The stunning Niagara Falls straddles the border, resulting in an "American falls" and a "Canadian falls."
Would you like to draw a cartoon of the Canadian flag for your geography class or travel scrapbook? It's easy! Grab a pen, pencil, or marker, and follow the simple steps of this drawing tutorial.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing the Canadian Flag
How to Draw a Great Looking Canadian Flag for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing the flag pole. Draw a pair of long, straight, parallel lines.
Easy Canadian Flag Drawing - Step 2
2. Next, enclose the top of the flag pole with a partial circle. Draw a curved line halfway across its base. then, draw pairs of curved lines across the pole in two places. Connect them on each end.
Easy Canadian Flag Drawing - Step 3
3. From each of the rings around the flagpole, extend a long curved line. The lines should be roughly parallel to one another, outlining the top and bottom of the flag as it blows in the wind.
Easy Canadian Flag Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw curved lines to connect the top and bottom corners of the flag. Notice how the line extends beyond the bottom line at one corner.
Easy Canadian Flag Drawing - Step 5
5. Close the overlap produced in the last with a curved line. Extend another line near the top of the flag. Connect them with another curved line. This forms an overlap in the waving flag.
Easy Canadian Flag Drawing - Step 6
6. Begin adding details to the flag. Draw a straight line from top to bottom, just off center. This outlines the red and white blocks of color. Then, begin drawing the maple leaf in the middle. Use straight lines for the spiky bottom lobes of the leaf, and curved lines for the stem.
Easy Canadian Flag Drawing - Step 7
7. Continue drawing the lobes of the maple leaf. Use two straight lines that meet at a point to form each lobe.
Add More Details to Your Canadian Flag Picture - Step 8
8. Draw the last segment of the middle lobes and begin the uppermost lobe, using straight lines.
Complete the Outline of Your Canadian Flag Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete the top lobe of the maple leaf, using straight lines that meet at points.
Color Your Canadian Flag Drawing
Color your cartoon Canadian flag. Its outer panels are red. Its center panel is white with a red maple leaf.
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