How To Draw Chickadee: Step 6

How to Draw a Chickadee

Wish to find out how to draw chickadee?

Beginners will benefit from this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a chickadee. This easy chickadee tutorial is perfect for younger students 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 creative process may actually take longer if a background is drawn as well.

Enjoy the process of learning how to draw chickadee. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some creative details. Let’s get started.


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Chickadee Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw Chickadee: All Steps

In today’s post, we are going to learn how to draw chickadee on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be highlighted in each step of the tutorial. Observe that the blue lines are used to show the newest parts being drawn in each in each of the steps.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The Body

    How To Draw Chickadee: Step 1

    Make this cute, tiny chickadee by drawing an egg-shaped circle in the middle of your paper as the body.

  2. Add The Head, Beak And Eye

    How To Draw Chickadee: Step 2

    Then draw the chubby head above the left of the body. You can now add the tiny beak and the eye inside.

  3. Outline The Wing

    How To Draw Chickadee: Step 3

    Next, draw the wings on the upper right part of the body. This chickadee has cute tiny wings as well.

  4. Draw The Tail

    How To Draw Chickadee: Step 4

    After that, add the long tail on the right side of the body and just under the wing.

  5. Add The Feet

    How To Draw Chickadee: Step 5

    For the line art to wrap up, add the feet under its body.

  6. Complete Your Drawing

    How To Draw Chickadee: Step 6

    The chickadee has a prominent black colored head and neck. Its body is a combination of white and lighter yellow shades, and do not be afraid to add grays for the feet and the highlights.

How to Draw a Chickadee PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Chickadee. 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!

Black-Capped Chickadees

There are several types of chickadee birds, but the type demonstrated above is the tiny black-capped chickadee. All chickadees are tiny but have oversized heads making them really cute birds to see in your backyard!

The black-capped chickadee has a black cap and bib, a white throat, and a short, notched tail. The upperparts, sides, and flanks are brown, and the underparts are white. The black cap is edged in white on the sides and across the forehead. The sides of the throat are white, and the chin and throat are white. The bill is small and dark, and the eyes are dark.

The black-capped chickadee is the smallest North American songbird. It is about 5.5 inches (14 cm) long, not including the bill. The black-capped chickadee is active, curious, and social. It is often seen in flocks of 6-15 birds during the breeding season.

It eats insects, spiders, and other arthropods, and stores seeds. It feeds mostly on the ground or in trees, rarely in shrubs.

The black-capped chickadee is one of the earliest birds most people learn to identify because it likes to investigate people and everything else in its territory. If you setup a bird feeder you will most likely end up with some visiting chickadees!

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