How To Draw A Crane: Step 6

How to Draw a Crane

So you want to discover how to draw a crane?

Create along with these basic 6 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing a crane.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This pairs perfectly with crayons or markers. It’s perfect for very young kids looking for some extra guidance and simply looking to color in a crane.

Finally learn to draw birds by following this tutorial at your own pace. …and now for the how to draw a crane lesson…


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

In this lesson, we will begin with a new piece of paper and learn how to draw a crane in no time. It is best to consider the proportions of each of the drawn parts of the crane.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Outline The Head

    How To Draw A Crane: Step 1

    Begin your drawing by making a small semicircle on the upper part of your paper.

  2. Draw The Beak And Eyes

    How To Draw A Crane: Step 2

    Create the bird’s long beak on the left side of the circle. Then add the eyes inside the bird’s head.

  3. Add The Neck

    How To Draw A Crane: Step 3

    Draw the neck by having a curvy shorter line on the right and a longer curvy line on the left like in the demonstration.

  4. Draw The Wing

    How To Draw A Crane: Step 4

    The Crane has a long and narrow wing. Make the wings longer as it reaches down to the tail.

  5. Add The Lower Body And The Feet

    How To Draw A Crane: Step 5

    The crane’s body hides beneath its wings so you draw its small body just below it. Then, draw the legs and the feet with long slender shapes.

  6. Complete The Drawing

    How To Draw A Crane: Step 6

    The whooping crane is white in nature and has a red spot on its head. Do not be afraid to create shadows and highlights to make the wings stand out.

How to Draw a Crane 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 Crane. 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 bird as Tall as You

There are a couple types of cranes but the Whooping Crane is a very beautiful but endangered crane.

Whooping Cranes live in North America. The Whooping Crane, which weighs 15 pounds, has a wingspan of more than seven feet and stands around five feet tall.

There are only about 600 whooping cranes left in the world.

The whooping crane is an endangered species, with an estimated population of about 600 worldwide.

Their long, thin red bills are specially adapted to forage for large items of food on the ground.

They are most commonly seen eating crayfish, insects, and even some small vertebrates like mice and voles. Their diet is largely dependent on precisely where they live.

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