How To Draw A Roadrunner: Step 6

How to Draw a Roadrunner

Kids can learn how to draw a roadrunner by following the example drawings in this easy tutorial.

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

Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw a roadrunner.

Enjoy learning how to draw a roadrunner. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some creative details. It is time to get drawing!


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

In this lesson, we will begin with a blank piece of paper and discover how to draw a roadrunner in a series of 6 steps. It is best to notice the shape and size of each part of the roadrunner.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw And Detail The Wings

    How To Draw A Roadrunner: Step 1

    The roadrunner has a lot of significant details so let us begin with outlining and detailing the left wing altogether.

  2. Add The Body And The Neck

    How To Draw A Roadrunner: Step 2

    Then, draw a curved line similar to the wing but below for the body. Extend the line to create the neck as well. Draw another line on the other side just above the wing so the neck will be complete.

  3. Details On The Head

    How To Draw A Roadrunner: Step 3

    The roadrunner has a spiky crown, thin beak, and small eyes.

  4. Draw The Tail

    How To Draw A Roadrunner: Step 4

    This bird has a prominent long tail. Make it feathery with zig zag lines, like in the demonstration.

  5. Add The Feet

    How To Draw A Roadrunner: Step 5

    The roadrunner cannot run without its feet so don’t forget to draw each foot.

  6. Complete Your Drawing

    How To Draw A Roadrunner: Step 6

    Now we can color our roadrunner with shades of brown and yellow for the details.

How to Draw a Roadrunner 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 Roadrunner. 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!

What a Fast Bird!

The Greater Roadrunner is the only species of bird to have its speed clocked using radar. It can reach speeds of 20-25 MPH. The Greater Roadrunner is the largest cuckoo in North America.

Roadrunners are very protective parents, and will remain with their young for several months after hatching.

Roadrunners spend little time flying and most of their time walking and running. Their average top speed of 23 mph. That’s faster than Usain Bolt’s average speed when he set the world record for the 100 meter sprint in 2009.

Birds are not typically known for running long distances, but the roadrunner is an exception to this rule. Scientists have studied roadrunners in order to learn more about how birds are able to reach such high speeds. The roadrunner’s body is built to run.

Roadrunners possess strong, muscular legs that allow them to sprint in bursts in order to catch their prey.

Roadrunners are a favorite in popular culture, especially when it comes to cartoons. What’s not to love about a bird that can outrun a coyote? But did you know that they can also:

  • Protect: Roadrunners are known for their calls and territorial behavior.
  • Communicate: Roadrunners communicate with a variety of calls and can imitate the calls of other animals.
  • Mate: Roadrunners mate for life or until one of them dies.
  • Watch: Roadrunners are very curious birds.

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