Children will have a wonderful time learning how to draw a toucan with 6 easy steps.
With 6 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy drawing their own toucan on paper. Also included is a downloadable version of this toucan drawing tutorial.
Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw their own toucan.
Get a thrill out of learning how to draw a toucan. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some creative details. Let’s get started.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Toucan Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
This lesson will instruct you how to draw a toucan. We will draw attention to the shapes of each part and variety of lines created so that the drawing looks great.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Create Basic Body Shape
Draw an oval shaped body slightly to the right side of your paper.
Add The Outline For The Head And Neck
Then, draw the neck and head similar to the shape of our thumb.
Draw The Beak, Eyes, Details On The Neck
The toucan has a very large beak and small eyes. The beak is shaped like a banana. Make the beak as huge as in the demonstration.
Add The Wings And Tails
Next, draw the wing and tail on the right part of the body.
Draw The Feet
Do not forget to add the toucan’s feet.
Complete Your Drawing
Now we can color the toucan’s beak orange and its body black but be creative and use some highlights.
How to Draw a Toucan 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 Toucan. 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!
That Beak is Huge!
Did you know that toucan birds have a long curved beak? It’s so unique! In fact, it’s the only bird in the whole world with a beak like that. They can also see really well, because their eyes are on the sides of their head.
Toucans are interesting birds, but they are very colorful. They are mainly green with orange and yellow patterns, but they vary in color based on the area they live in.
Toucans are a type of fruit eating bird that live in the rainforest in South and Central America. They usually live to be around 10 years old and can grow to be about 2 feet long.
Their main food source is fruit, which is plucked and peeled with their beaks. Furthermore, the beak houses a similarly-sized flat tongue, which is useful for catching insects, frogs, and small reptiles.