How to Draw a Sandhill Crane

Sandhill cranes are large birds known for their unique appearance and distinctive calls. In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to draw a sandhill crane so that you can capture its beauty on paper. From creating the bird’s distinctive shape to adding intricate details such as feathers and the beak, we’ll show you every step of the way.


Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Coloring Supplies

Perfect For:

  • Kids
  • Newbies

How to Draw a Sandhill Crane

  • Draw a large, elongated oval shape for the crane’s body.
  • Add a small, rounded head connected to the body with a long, curved neck.
  • Draw a long, pointed beak on the head.
  • Add a round eye on the head.
  • Sketch two long, thin legs with large, flat feet, extending from the bottom of the body.
  • Draw two large wings on each side of the body, with feather details.
  • Add a medium-length, fan-shaped tail at the back of the body.
  • Include shading, patterns, and colors (such as grays, whites, and reds) to make the sandhill crane look more realistic.

Easy Sandhill Crane Drawing for Kids – Step by Step Tutorial


Fantastic work! You’ve now learned how to draw a sandhill crane. Keep practicing to refine your technique and create even more stunning crane drawings.


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About the Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Cranes are tall grey birds found across North America. They prefer to inhabit wetlands, with their long legs and pointed beaks allowing them to wade in shallow waters.

Sandhill Cranes have a distinctive call and have a wingspan of up to 2.3 meters.