How To Draw A Dodo: Step 6

How to Draw a Dodo

Kids can learn how to draw a dodo by following the images in this simple guide.

Included are 6 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy making their own dodo on paper. Also included is a printable version of this dodo drawing lesson.

Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw a dodo.

Get a thrill out of learning how to draw a dodo. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some personal details. Let’s get started.


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

The goal is to complete a drawing of a dodo by drawing one part at a time. It will take 6 steps to complete as we continue to create each area which will get us closer to the finished drawing. The completed artwork will be finished off with color creating a drawing you will want to share with friends!

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw A Semi-Circle For The Body

    How To Draw A Dodo: Step 1

    First, we should draw a semi-circle in the middle of our paper.

  2. Add The Neck And The Head

    How To Draw A Dodo: Step 2

    Then, draw the outline for the neck and head on the left side of the semi-circle.

  3. Draw The Beak And Eye

    How To Draw A Dodo: Step 3

    After that, draw the beak on the left side of the head and the eye inside the head.

  4. Add The Wing And Tail

    How To Draw A Dodo: Step 4

    The Dodo’s wing is small so place it in the middle of the semi-circle. Then draw its wavy tail like feathers on the right side of the body.

  5. Draw The Feet

    How To Draw A Dodo: Step 5

    The Dodo has huge legs and claws.

  6. Complete Your Drawing

    How To Draw A Dodo: Step 6

    Now we can color our drawing with colors of blue, yellow, and pink.

How to Draw a Dodo 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 Dodo. 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!

The Dodo Bird

The dodo was a flightless bird native to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. The dodo bird has long been extinct.

The dodo’s extinction was the result of human activity, including the introduction of invasive species, human hunting and habitat destruction. It was an abundant bird when it was discovered by Dutch sailors in 1598. It has been reported that the last sighting of a dodo was in 1662.

New evidence suggests that the dodo was not as fat and lazy as we often think and how it was portrayed in old drawings.

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