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Easy to Draw Turkey

Looking for easy to draw turkey inspiration? This symmetrical version works well for all ages and all kinds of media. See below for some variations I’ve tried over the years.

drawing a turkey
Turkey painted with instant coffee
Easy to Draw Turkey diagram (see below for PDF)


• Easy to Draw Turkey PDF Tutorial
• Crayons or paint or markers
• Sharpie, black, fine point


drawing for kids step by step

There are 200 fun and easy drawing tutorials made just for young artists in my giant How To Draw ebook.

All were created with lots of hands on classroom testing, and designed to take beginner artists from the first step to the last with clear and simple diagrams.

It’s all you need to provide hours of drawing fun with tutorials for Animals, Fish, Insects, Birds, Landscapes, Plants, Transportation, People and much more. Just click on the book or title to learn more.


Marker, watercolor, tempera and poster markers – they all start with this PDF tutorial that you can download below. If you choose to paint, large paper (like 18″ x 24″) is fun for younger students as it gives them room to draw all those fun feather details.


thanksgiving art projects
Turkey painted with watercolors

Volunteer art docent Tricia from Brentwood, CA had her 4th grade students first draw them on 12×18 white paper with Sharpies. They added oil pastel accents and finished with water color from edge to edge. Love the color!

cool turkey drawing
White paint marker on black cardstock
Turkey painted with tempera

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Turkey

  1. Draw an oval.

  2. Add a fan shape behind it.

  3. Draw a curvy head and neck.

  4. Add beak, eye and waddle.

  5. Draw two feet below the body.

  6. Draw radiating lines in the tail.

  7. Add feather lines in the tail.

  8. Add small curves to body.

  9. Trace and paint.

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