Children will have a wonderful time learning how to draw a parrot in today’s drawing lesson.
Enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a parrot. This easy parrot lesson 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 last about 20 minutes, but the creative process can actually take more time if a background is included as well.
Art making is much more fun when you have a easy to understand lesson to reference. Let’s get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Parrot Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this article, we will start off with a blank piece of paper and discover how to draw a parrot in a series of 6 steps. It’s best if we notice the proportions of each of the drawn parts of the parrot.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Parrot’s Wings And Body
Start your drawing by outlining the wings like a leaf shape. Then add curved lines on both sides of the wings.
Add The Head
Then draw an upside down U shape connecting to its body. Add another line to make it appear like the parrot’s head.
Draw The Eyes And The Beak
Next, draw the beak and the eyes sideways.
Add The Feet
Draw the parrot’s feet under its body. You can position the feet sideways as shown in the drawing.
Draw The Tail
Add the tail beside the feet. Parrots have long beautiful tails so be sure to draw your parrot’s tail long enough!
Complete The Drawing
Do not be afraid to be creative! Grab your most colorful crayons and start giving your parrot drawing colors! The main colors in this drawing are green, yellow, and blue!
How to Draw a Parrot 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 Parrot. 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!
Parrots are very intelligent birds with curved beaks.
There are over 300 types of parrots and many of them are very colorful. The non-colorful parrots tend to be white or gray in color. Under ideal conditions some parrots can live over 80 years!
Parrots can imitate human speech; they can say words and even sing. An important distinction to make is that when a parrot talks they are merely repeating sounds, they are not communicating the way you and I would during a conversation.
A parrot’s habitat is a significant contributing factor to the life of a parrot. The habitat determines what a parrot’s prey can be, what it can eat, and how it will live.
Prey: The habitat of a parrot determines what prey is available in the area. If a bird lives in a forest, then small animals such as worms and insects are likely to be found there. If the bird lives near water then small fish might be available for them to eat.
Eating: In order for something to be considered food for a parrot, it needs to have enough protein in it that the parrot can digest easily. Plant matter does not contain enough protein for this purpose unless they higher protein sources such as seeds.