Pigeon Drawing for Kids | Easy 5 Min Guide

Written By Sudha | Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 28th May, 2024

Pigeons are those birds you see everywhere, especially in busy city squares or hanging out in parks. Feeding pigeons is a simple yet joyful activity that many people enjoy, especially in parks or public squares. Whether you’re sitting on a bench with a bag of breadcrumbs or tossing seeds on the ground, watching pigeons gather around can be quite entertaining. They’re like the friendly neighbours of the bird world! 

Drawing familiar objects, animals, and birds is a fantastic way to spark children’s creativity and imagination. After all, they are already surrounded by these things every day, so drawing them helps kids observe and appreciate their surroundings in a whole new way.

Your kids would have definitely learned about various types of birds at some of the best schools in the area. So why not continue that learning at home by teaching them how to draw a pigeon? Oh! And don’t forget to use the worksheet provided for practice. 

Quick Summary

Pigeon drawing for kids step by step –
  1. Basic List of Materials
  2. Step-by-Step Guide to Draw a pigeon
  3. Final Touches
  4. Tips and Tricks to Draw a pigeon
  5. Conclusion

1.  Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or Coloured Pencils 
  • Stable Drawing Surface

2. Pigeon Drawing for kids in 6 easy steps

Step 1: Outline the body

Let’s start by drawing an oval shape for the body of the bird. Make it slanting as shown in the image. Then draw a smaller circle for the pigeon’s head overlapping the oval shape.

Step 2: Give the pigeon a wing

Now draw another smaller oval shape overlapping the bigger oval as shown in the image. This is the bird’s wing! Let’s then connect the head to the wing with a curved line.

Step 3: Make it more realistic

Next, erase the overlapping lines to make the outline look neater. Then, erase a bit of the circle you drew for the head such that the head remains connected to the wing. Erase the oval shape above the wing as well. 

Then draw a small circle within the head to form the pigeon’s eye. Next draw two small curved lines under the body to form the pigeon’s legs.

Step 4: Add the details!

Start with the head and draw a smaller circle within the eye, shade it completely leaving just a tiny circle to make the eyes sparkle. Then draw a triangle or cone-like for the pigeon’s beak. Draw another similar shape under it such that the first one is overlapping it. 

Move to the back of the body and extend the pigeon’s wing by drawing a curved line from underneath the oval and extending it away from the body. Now bend this line upwards towards the body and join it with the oval shape. Erase the line that runs in between. Then draw another such curved line underneath it to form the tail. 

Next, draw two tiny curved lines parallel to the legs and close it off by drawing a horizontal curved line as shown in the image.

Step 5: Finishing up!

Let’s add the final bit of details to our pigeon! Start with the wings and draw a few curved lines running in between to add some design to the wings. Then draw a few curved lines in the extended part of the wing following the direction of the wing. 

Draw a curved line within the pigeon’s body, running in the middle connecting it to the wing. 

Move down to the legs and draw the pigeon’s toes, draw three front-facing toes and a back-facing toe on each leg.

Final Touches

Now it’s time to colour your pigeon! Pigeons are usually grey, but you can get creative. Use shades of dark and light grey for the body, head, tail, and wing. Colour the beak in black, and don’t forget to colour the eye. Add some red or dark pink colour to the leg to make it realistic!

Tips and Tricks

  • Use coloured pencils or crayons for a smooth and even look.
  • Try adding a background, like a park or a city scene, to make your drawing more interesting.
  • The more you draw, the better you’ll get. Try drawing pigeons from different angles and in different poses to improve your skills.
  • Fun Facts: Did you know pigeons can recognize their reflection? They are also known for their incredible navigation skills, often finding their way home from long


Remember, every artist starts with simple shapes and lines. As you practise, you’ll notice your drawings becoming more detailed and lifelike. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes—they are part of the learning process. Experiment with different colours, and backgrounds, and even drawing pigeons in various poses. You might discover a hidden talent and a new passion for drawing birds or other animals. Keep practising, and who knows, maybe one day your drawings will be showcased in one of the best schools’ art exhibitions! 

Download this worksheet and start practicing your artistic skills today!

Pigeon Drawing For Kids Worksheet

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