How to Draw an Eastern Bluebird

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Eastern Bluebird in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Eastern Bluebird.

Make sure you also check out any of the hundreds of drawing tutorials grouped by category.

How to Draw an Eastern Bluebird - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw an n-shaped curve. Add a triangle on one side of it.

Step 2: Draw a large dot in the middle of the head. Add a curve that goes from the beak, under the eye, and connects to the opposite side of the head.

Step 3: Draw a straight line down from the back of the head, and a curved line down from the front of the head. Add a big curve that connects to the top and bottom of the back, with a bunch of lines in it.

Step 4: Under the wing, draw a straight line going down, and then angles back up to connect to the belly. Draw line on the tail.

Step 5: Using the image as a guide, draw two lines going down from the bottom of the body that end in a curved shape. Repeat for the second leg.

Step 6: Draw a long, thin cylinder between the feet for a twig that the bird stands on. Done! You can color the head, wings, and tail blue, the chest red, and a white underside.

Interesting Facts about Eastern Bluebirds

Eastern Bluebirds live east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. They 6 to 8 inches long and a wing span of 9 to 12 inches. Eastern Bluebirds are blue perching birds with red chests. They like farmlands, woods, and orchards. Eastern Bluebirds eat bugs and worms. They also like fruits, especially during winter. Eastern Bluebirds live and travel in large groups. During the winter they go south and during warmer months they can be found as far north as Canada.

Did you know?

  • There are 8 subspecies of Bluebird.
  • Females lay 3-7 eggs per nest.
  • The oldest living Eastern Bluebird recorded was 10 years and 5 months.
  • Eastern Bluebirds are the state bird of Missouri.
  • When chicks hatch, both parents take care of them. They take turns bringing food.

Activity: Eastern Bluebirds are a pretty common bird in nature, at least east of the Rocky Mountains. A fun class project could be to build a bird box for local birds to use for nests. A simple bird box design can be found online. The bird that decides to use the box may not be a Bluebird, but there are hundreds of songbirds to observe.