How to Draw a Piece of Paper

Drawing a piece of paper is simple. Start by drawing a small box and then making the top horizontal line shorter than the bottom one, as this will help to give it perspective. Once you have drawn out your rectangle, draw in the three lines that make up the edges of your sheet of paper, as well as its corners.

There are no hard and fast rules about how many sheets should be on an A4 size page, but I’ve suggested five below for those who enjoy experimenting with design ideas. For those who wish to include space for writing on their sheet of paper or sketching out some drawings, you can either leave a blank area at one side or simply use boxes around it. In this post, we’ll go over the basics of how to draw a piece of paper that will eventually become your new skill to brush upon. 

How to Draw a Piece of Paper

3 Methods to Draw a Piece of Paper 

In this section of the article, we’ll go over some different styles on how to draw a piece of paper. You can use these drawings as a basis for your own art and craft projects, so have fun with them. These 3 methods are considered the easiest for drawing a piece of paper, though we have included some tips and tricks to help you draw a sheet of paper more accurately.

Method 1: Normal Paper

Drawing A Normal Paper

Good for a beginner or a child to use. Shows the basic dimensions of a regular-sized piece of paper. Of course, it can be modified to meet your own specifications.

Step 1:

Draw a horizontal line, and then join it to an obtuse triangle with a vertical line that is on top of the horizontal line.

Step 2:

Add on some more lines on the right side to give it depth.

Step 3:

Draw in half-moon shapes two on each end, and a rectangle in the middle.

Step 4:

Draw some diagonal lines to give it more depth, and add on two little shapes at each end of the triangle for one corner of your paper.

Method 2: Paper with Lines

learning how to draw objects

This is good for children who are just learning how to draw objects, especially if you want them to draw lines on a regular piece of paper.

Step 1:

Get a piece of paper, like the one you would use in math class. It should be 8 ½” by 11″ (A4 Size), which is slightly bigger than most American papers.

Step 2:

Draw two diagonal lines across the page, dividing it into four parts horizontally and vertically. The four shapes they form should look like little boxes.

Step 3:

Draw two diagonal lines in each box, giving you eight lines in all. These are the lines that are going to be crossed when you have your child draw on the paper.

Step 4:

Get a ruler and put it across one of the diagonal lines so they know which lines to draw on.

Step 5:

Have your child color the paper. When done, they can draw on it with a pencil, crayon, marker, or paintbrush.

Method 3: Paper Folded in Half

how to fold a piece of paper

This is how you’d want to show your child how to fold a piece of paper if you wanted them to cut out something that was symmetrical and needed to be folded in half.

Step 1:

First, fold the paper in half and make a crease with your thumbnail. It’s important to get the fold crisp and straight a dull crease will not cut very well. Once you’ve made a nice, crisp line (the fold side is completely horizontal), unfold it and lay it flat again. Fold it in half in the opposite direction, meeting the edge of the crease you just made.

Step 2:

Now take your scissors and cut along this line (the folded edge) all the way across. This is how it should look when finished.

Step 3:

You are then going to open it up so that both halves are laying flat again. Take some scissors and cut from the inside of one half to the other, about an inch away from the fold. Make sure that you don’t poke through the other side or you’ll have a weird-looking rectangle on your paper.

Step 4:

Fold this piece of paper in half again along the line you just cut and it should look like this.

Step 5:

Now take some more scissors and poke it into the crease that you just made, not cutting all the way through but making sure that you get close to the edge on both sides. Don’t worry if your cuts don’t line up perfectly. Just try to do your best. This is what it should look like after you have done this.

Step 6:

Now open it up again so that the crease is in the center with both halves laying flat. Fold it in half one more time, then carefully cut along the edges of all four sides of your paper piece (the two outermost ones won’t get you anything). Cut only about 1/8″ away from the creases, and make sure that you don’t poke through on the other side. After this, unfold it and you should have a square cut out of your paper!

Some Tips and Suggestions:

1. Begin with drawing a rectangle. You can make it any size you want, but make sure that when it’s folded in half, the width is at least the height of the paper.

2. It doesn’t have to be perfect! Folding paper can be hard! If you don’t get it right the first time, that’s okay! Just keep trying.

3. Draw the lines that are caused by the folds between each section of the paper. If you want to, you can draw a squiggly line along the edges for decoration!

4. Make sure to cut out your piece of paper along the fold lines to make it look like real paper.

5. Make sure to color your paper! You can make it a solid color or you can go ahead and add doodles and other decorations.

6. Finally, you should cut out your piece of paper along the fold lines so that it will look like real paper!


Drawing a piece of paper is an easy process that can be done by following these steps. The first thing you want to do is fold the sheet of paper in half so it creates two sheets, one on top and one underneath. Next, draw your desired shape with the pencil onto the bottom layer of paper, before flipping it over to reveal what has been created.

It’s important not to press too hard when drawing or this will cause thick lines which are difficult for someone else to interpret clearly. Finally, cut out the figure from both layers of paper using scissors and then unfold them back into their original positions.

If you still have any questions about how to draw a piece of paper or something specific feel free to contact us! We would love to help make your experiences with drawing a lot more fun and enjoyable!

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