How To Draw A Bird For Kids: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

Detailed, stepwise guides can help your little one draw anything with ease.

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Birds are known to create a sense of fascination amongst kids. And, step by step tutorial on how to draw a bird for kids can make it easier. If you are looking for a simple bird drawing guide for kids, keep reading.

List Of Common Bird Names:

To make this bird-themed activity day even more fun, tell your little one about some common bird names. We list a few here.

  • Ostrich
  • Kiwis
  • Game Birds
  • Penguins
  • Flamingos
  • Pigeons
  • Doves
  • Cranes
  • Parrots
  • Owls
  • Woodpeckers
  • Antbirds
  • Sparrows

Sit with him and tell him about the structure and differences among these birds.

How To Draw A Bird For Kids – Step By Step Tutorial:

Now that you know some amazing facts about birds, let’s look at the tutorial for simple bird drawing for kids:

  1. Draw an oval on a piece of paper.
  1. Now draw another slightly bigger oval, which overlaps the first oval.
  1. Erase the overlapping parts, and you would now see the face and body of the bird.
  1. Now draw a small vertical oval, for the nose.
  1. Now from the nose, draw two eyes.
  1. Draw the ears, half circles above the face.
  1. Draw a wide “v”, to complete the smiling face.
  1. Draw some hair between the ears.
  1. Draw a curved line for the wings starting from the end of the face.
  1. Draw a three from the curved line and join it to the bird’s body.
  1. Do the same for the other side.
  1. Time to draw the talons.
  1. Now draw three small scattered circles inside the wings.
  1. Draw smaller scattered circles on the body.
  2. Now color the bird using different shades of yellow and green.

Bird Craft Ideas For Kids:

Drawing and craft are ways to help your kid learn more about animals and birds. Sit with him and make him do this easy craft.

Step By Step Tutorial To Making A Turkey With Pouch:

You Will Need:

  • Two Paper Plates
  • Colored papers or white chart papers and sketch pens/color pencils
  • Small envelopes and cards for messages

How To:

  1. Use a deep paper plate on one side and stick a half inverted paper plate on it.
  1. The above step will make a turkey pouch.
  1. Trace and cut a small circle out of the chart paper.
  1. Make eyes Circle and a smaller circle within it.
  1. Now cut two small triangles, again use one facing top and one facing downward to form a shape of a diamond.
  1. Stick a small balloon without blowing as a mouth.
  1. Now trace the kid’s hand and use them as wings.
  2. Color these wings in different bright colors for that added effect.

Creative activities like drawing help your child’s overall development. It is a fact that your kid will learn more through pictures, and thus all the alphabet books carry pictures on them.

Some Interesting And Fun Facts About Birds:

Before we look at the tutorial, let’s learn some important facts about birds. You can share these incredible facts with your kid while he draws the bird:

  1. Birds have wings, feathers, and lay eggs.
  1. There are about 10000 different species of birds across the globe.
  1. Ostrich is the largest bird known to lay the largest eggs.
  1. Birds have hollow bones that help them in flying.
  1. Some species of birds are intelligent enough to use tools and also create them.
  1. Kiwis are endangered birds that live in New Zealand.
  1. Humming Birds can fly backward.
  1. 20% of the Bird species migrate each year.
  1. Birds like Dove, Love Birds, and Parakeets kept as pets in houses. They enjoy living in pairs.
  1. A Penguin is the only bird that can swim and not fly. It is also the only bird to walk upright.
  1. Owls can turn their head up to 360 Degrees. It cannot move its eye, though.
  1. The first bird that was domesticated by the humans was the Goose.
  1. Female birds choose their male counterpart depending on how attractive they find them.
  1. Male birds are more glamorous and have a better voice than the females.
  1. Kiwi birds are blind and hunt by smell.
  1. Chickens that lay brown eggs have red ear lobes.
  1. Crows have the largest brain when compared to the body size of any avian family.
  1. Mockingbirds can imitate many sounds from a squeaking door to a cat meowing.

Drawing aids in enhancing creative and fine motor skills, and overall development in children, besides making them thoughtful and curious. While educating about birds, you may show your children how to draw one. This step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a bird for kids could help you teach them to draw a bird easily. They may not draw it perfectly the first time as they are not yet adept in the skill; however, encourage your child to keep practicing. You may also preserve their drawings to show them their improvements over a period.

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Harshita is a graduate in commerce and holds a PG Diploma in Patent and Copyrights Law from NALSAR University. She has also pursued CA and has more than three years of internship experience in auditing. Her love for travelling has taken her to various parts of the world, and writing the travelogues was what brought out her love for content writing.

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