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Draw a Baby Chick

Here’s how to draw a baby chick. You can add a cartoon twist with that large and expressive eye.

how to draw a baby chick

I recommend finding some kind of circle to trace for the head. A bowl, roll of masking tape, anything to get it round and centered on the paper. Circles are some of the hardest shapes to first draw, and students often spend so much time trying to make them look “right” that they miss time to finish their drawing.


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Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Chick

  1. Make guidelines. Draw a large circle.

  2. Draw the body below.

  3. Erase the neck line, add a beak.

  4. Erase the inside line. Add beak, and eye.

  5. Draw the inside of the eye.

  6. Finish the face, and add two wings.

  7. Finish the wings and add two feet.

  8. Draw a background and the sun.

  9. Trace with a marker and color with crayons.


By Samaya B, 5