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How to Draw a Bird: Easy Art Lesson for Kids


Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw Simple Birds and a Birds Coloring Page. They don’t get much simpler (or cuter) than this.

A drawing of Simple Birds, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

More about Simple Birds

Learning how to draw simple birds couldn’t be any easier. These bodies are just a tear drop shape, and the tails a cluster of a few feathers. The idea of them sitting on top of each other to smell a flower makes an adorable drawing for all kinds of occasions.

What makes this drawing so pleasant to look at, is that the birds all seem to look very balanced. There is no indication that they are about to topple over.

Artists from the beginning of time have been trying to create a sense of balance with their work, which shows the importance that they feel it has. [Note: Balance is also one of the Principles of Design.]

Simple Birds in watercolor

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A step by step tutorial for how to draw easy birds, also available as a free PDF.

Simple Birds Coloring Page

Easy Birds Coloring page, available as a free PDF.

Tracing Page


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  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
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Step by Step Directions

Time needed: 1 hour

Draw a Simple Bird

  1. Make guidelines. Draw middle bird, with the belly centered on the line.

  2. Draw the larger bird below. Center the head on the middle line.

  3. Draw the top bird, with head centered on the middle line.

  4. Add the legs in between each.

  5. Draw the eyes and beaks.

  6. Add wings on each bird.

  7. Draw ground line and flower stem.

  8. Add flower and leaves.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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  1. Oh my goodness, I love this. Birds are a favorite subject for me to paint. The students will like this! Thanks again.

  2. Thank you Kathy…. I have always wanted this tutorial for stacked birds !!!!!! going to do this with 2nd and 3rd grade…..

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