How To Draw a Blue Ribbon Award (Step by Step for Kids)

How To Draw a Blue Ribbon Award (Step by Step for Kids)

A classic blue ribbon is so symbolic of winning that according to Webster’s dictionary it means “of the highest quality; first-class” and “(of a jury or committee) carefully or specially selected.” A blue-ribbon award was given out in Cordon Bleu and for certain orders of Knights. Now it’s more likely to be associated with first place at a school fair or pie competition. You definitely won’t feel bad for being awarded one! We always aim for an award, especially the top prize, so today, we’re going to draw one from scratch…it’s not going to win any real awards but it’s somehow super rewarding nevertheless. That’s the best feeling 🙂 Let’s try to draw one today!

How To Draw EASY Award Ribbon Arts tutorial step by step for kids

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Tutorial: Drawing an Award Ribbon 

  1. Let’s draw two circles – a big circle, then inside it, another smaller one to be the award’s base.  
  2. Just around the base, draw many pointy-curved ribbon folds to fill in the area. The number of ribbon folds will depend on how big or small is the disk and folds of your ribbons. 
  3. Beneath the ribbon folds, draw two long diagonal lines parallel to each other on its right side, enclosing them with another two short diagonal lines below. The short diagonal lines below should form two pointy ends, meeting in the middle to create a ribbon strip.
  4. Then inside, repeat the same process to highlight the ribbon details.
  5. Repeat step three, but this time draw it on the left side of the ribbon folds. The details inside the ribbon strips should be parallel with the exterior details but with minima; spaces between them. 
  6. When we aim for an award, let’s always strive for the best! So, let’s draw a big number one inside the ribbon’s base to be the best! 
  7. First means gold, so let’s have golden ribbon folds with blue ribbon strips and a blue number! We can leave the base white to make it clean and presentable.

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