Need to demonstrate to a child how to draw a bald eagle drawing?
Beginners will benefit from this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a bald eagle. This easy bald eagle instruction guide is perfect for younger kids looking to learn how to draw.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Plan for this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the art-making process can actually take longer if a background is drawn as well.
Drawing is much more fun when you have a clear lesson to follow. Enjoy!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- Bald Eagle Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In today’s guided lesson, we are going to discover how to draw a bald eagle drawing on paper. The size of each of the drawn parts will be observed in each step of the lesson. Observe that the blue lines are used to indicate the new shapes being drawn in each step.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Head
Start your eagle drawing by outlining the head. Draw an inverted U shape and then add zigzag lines at the bottom.
Add The Eyes And Beak
Then, draw the beak and the eye of our fierce bald eagle.
Outline The Bald Eagle’s Body
Draw the left and right side of the body just under the head similar to the drawing shown here.
Add The Feet
Do not forget to add the feet in between the eagle’s body.
Draw The Wings And Tails
Lastly, draw the wings on both sides of the body and add the tail under the feet.
Complete The Drawing
Color the bald eagle using brown, white and orange colors!
Bald Eagle Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Bald Eagle Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!
A Majestic Bird
The bald eagle has brown feathers with a white head, white tail, and a yellow beak. In addition, their feet have powerful talons. Their purpose is to catch and carry prey. An eagle’s feathers are often a mixture of browns and whites when it is a youngster, rather than the famous white tail and head.
The bald eagle is a large bird and is one of the most recognized birds in North America. They live near water and primarily eat fish but will also eat land animals as well.
Bald eagles have a huge wingspan of 5 to 8 feet long! Their body length ranges from 2 feet to just over 3 feet long as measured from beak to tail.
Bald eagles primarily live near water and feed primarily on fish, though they will take other prey if the opportunity presents itself. Bald eagles can be found as far north as Alaska, as far south as Northern parts of Mexico.
Bald eagles are most famous for being the nation’s national bird and symbol of the United States.
Bald eagles can fly as high as 10,000 feet – that’s close to 2 miles high above the ground!