Young artists will have fun learning how to draw hen and chick with 9 easy steps.
Create along with these simple 9 drawing steps to create your own farm animals. In today’s lesson you’ll learn the basics for drawing a hen & chick.
This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a coloring book page with just the line art. This pairs perfectly with crayons or colored pencils. It is useful for very young kids looking for some extra guidance and simply looking to color in a hen and baby chick.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw Hen and Chick Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
By the end of this lesson we will complete a drawing of a hen and chick by drawing one section at a time. The drawing will take 9 steps to complete as we continue to create each section moving closer to the finished drawing. The completed artwork will be finished off with color creating a work of art you will want to share with friends!
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Draw The Head
Draw the shape of the hen’s head as shown.
Add The Face
First, create the wavy comb on top of the hen’s head. Next, draw a shaded oval to add its eye. Then, draw the pointed shape of the hen’s beak.
Attach The Wattle
Draw two U-shaped lines attached to the bottom of the hen’s beak to form its wattle.
Outline The Body
Outline the shape of the hen’s body connected to its head.
Attach The Wing And Tail
Form the fluffy shape of the hen’s wing and tail similar to the illustration.
Add A Chick
Let’s add an outline of a baby chick next to the hen.
Form The Chick’s Body
First, draw a small shaded circle to draw the chick’s eye. Next, form the pointed shape of the beak. Then, draw a line forming the shape of its wing.
Add The Chick’s Legs
Form the tiny legs of the baby chick attached to the bottom of its body.
Complete The Hen And Chick Drawing
Let’s now color our lovely drawing of a hen and chick! First, use a red crayon to color the hen’s comb and wattle. Next, shade the feathers on the hen’s head with a cream colored crayon. Use a light brown crayon to fill in its wing and tail. Now, shade the feathers on the hen’s body with a dark brown crayon. For the beaks and the chick’s tiny legs, use an orange crayon. Finally, color the baby chick’s body with a yellow crayon.
How to Draw Hen and Chick PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw Hen and Chick. 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!