How to Draw an Owl?4 min read

Activities for Kids Nov 14, 2021
How to Draw an Owl



How to Draw an Owl?4 min read

Aside from being incredibly beautiful, the Owl is also a symbol of wisdom and mystery. In Greek mythology, it has been believed that the goddess of wisdom named Athena was the one who inspired the Owl. Owls have flat faces. They can rotate their heads 270 degrees to catch prey using their eyes. They can also fly straight toward it using their eyes.

Although drawing an owl is simple, it can be challenging to get all the shapes and sizes right. This article will teach you how to draw an accurate and simple owl.

Why should kids start drawing?

Coloring and drawing help children develop their creativity and confidence.

It is very normal for a child to draw its growth and progress. A good educational method can help children develop their creativity and imagination.

Your world will be a better place when you and I know that the smart kids are around. Having fun with drawing and coloring is a good way to improve one’s world.

Children can do simple drawing and coloring activities with a blank piece of paper. They can draw on a wall or a blank piece of paper.

A child-friendly activity that involves drawing and coloring will teach them valuable skills and help them grow.

Do kids love to draw? Or do they prefer to paint with colored pencils or chalk? Here is an activity to activate your child’s drawing skills. Let’s try drawing an Owl.

Let’s draw an Owl

What is an Owl?

Owls are mainly solitary and nocturnal creatures. Owls are known to hunt small animals such as insects and birds, as well as fish. They are also known to hunt mammals and birds. They have an upright stance, large head, and flexible feathers adapted to silent flight. Some exceptions include the burrowing owl and the northern hawk-owl.

Fun facts about Owls

Wide-eyed and round-faced owls are known to be very mysterious. There are about 200 species of them worldwide.

A lot of owls have asymmetrical ears, which makes them easier to understand when hearing different noises. They usually reside in forests and wetlands.

Owl eyes are not actually eyeballs. Instead, they have a long and shaped tube shape that prevents them from moving their sockets.

An owl has 3 eyelids. One for blinking, one for sleeping, and one for keeping its eyes clean.

These animals have zygodactyl feet, which means they have two toes pointed forward and backward.

Females are bigger and more aggressive than males they are. They have a higher voice and are more colored.

The Elf Owl is the smallest of all the owls. It measures about 5-6 inches tall. The Great Gray Owl is the biggest of all the owls. They have wingspans of about 32 inches.

Materials needed to draw the owl

  • Drawing paper
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Crayons
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

Guidelines to help Kids draw

Having a visual reference point is very helpful for anyone who is learning how to draw.

Following the steps of this article, it has a grid of lines, which are in vertical and horizontal directions.

The lines on this site are separated by their dashed lines. This means that students should make their own lines before drawing.

In Step 1, the student drew a nose with a centered shape. It allows them to place their pencils where the two guides meet.

Getting started is very important, as it can help students feel more confident and productive while they’re working. Having a visual reference point will also help them learn how to be more accurate.

This technique works great for students who are new to drawing. They can simply make a crease in the center of their paper and then unfold it in half. It will not affect their finished art.

Steps to draw

  1. Let’s start with drawing the guidelines.
  2. Use a pencil and a ruler to draw it.
  3. Now let’s work on drawing the owl.
  4. Draw the nose.
  5. Add the symmetrical brow shapes.
  6. Draw two matching large circles.
  7. Add an edge around each circle.
  8. Draw outer cheeks and top of the head.
  9. Add two smaller circles with spots inside.
  10. Draw the two wings and body shapes.
  11. Erase the grey and add spots.
  12. Let’s use the marker to draw the outline.
  13. Now start coloring.
  14. Color the body of the owl in ash color.
  15. Color the eyes in black, yellow and brown.
  16. Color the background violet.


Activities such as coloring and drawing help develop a child’s imagination and creativity. Having fun with drawing and coloring helps one improve one’s world. Just by doing simple activities, children can improve their world. They can also create their own blank pieces of paper. Hope you have got tips to help to draw an owl with your child.


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