Kids learn in many different ways, and one of the best ways to learn is by involving them in activities that are engaging and memorable, such as drawing.
It’s been proven that people remember more accurately the things they draw, so I’ve compiled a list of 13 different ways to learn how to draw a hummingbird.
And to make things even more fun, each drawing on the list is accompanied by a fun hummingbird fact.
4 Easy-to-Draw Hummingbirds
The first 4 hummingbird drawing ideas are perfect for young kids who are just learning how to draw.
The designs are easy to follow and don’t require many complicated lines and curves.
1. How to Draw a Simple Hummingbird
Here’s a simple hummingbird drawing from We Draw Animals. Nothing too special here, but it’s a great activity for your kids to practice drawing steep curves thanks to the wings.
The step-by-step drawing guide starts with a circle for the hummingbird’s head. If your kid wants to make a perfect circle, then grab a plastic cup to guide them.
All instructions are available on their site.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #1: Hummingbirds derive their name from the humming sound that’s created when they flap their wings.
2. Simple Hummingbird Drawing
Here’s another simple hummingbird drawing. How To Draw Animals made this design very straightforward so that beginners wouldn’t have a hard time following it.
It’s important for kids’ to practice hand-eye coordination because it’s the foundation for many crucial life skills.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #2: Hummingbirds are native to the Americas, with 360 species found from far north up in Alaska and Canada down to the chilly mountains of the Andes.
3. Step-by-Step Hummingbird Drawing
Check out this step-by-step drawing of a hummingbird from Rainbow Printables.
Provide your kids with coloring materials to keep them busy for about 30 minutes. Their website shares steps to finish this hummingbird drawing.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #3: Did you know of all 360 species of hummingbirds, only about 17 nest in the United States?
4. How to Draw a Cute Hummingbird
There are around 360 different types of hummingbirds in the world, but they all have one thing in common: they’re all adorable, just like this cute hummingbird from We Draw Animals.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #4: While hummingbirds look cute, they are far from social creatures. They’re considered very territorial and often end up in high-speed chases with other hummingbirds.
Ironically, it’s sometimes the smallest animals that have the biggest attitude.
4 Cartoon Hummingbird Drawings
The next 4 drawings are hummingbird designs that you’d typically see in cartoon TV shows.
5. Simple Cartoon Hummingbird
I’m sure older kids will appreciate and try their best to imitate this hummingbird drawing from We Draw Animals.
Hummingbird colors vary species to species, and birdwatchers note that the range of their colors surpass that of the rainbow!
Your kids’ creativity will be freed with this one as they make their hummingbirds as colorful as their imaginations allow.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #5: Hummingbirds’ colorful throats are not caused by the pigmentation of their feathers, but rather by their arrangement.
Speaking of colorful rainbows, try these colorful rainbow crafts with your kids next!
6. How to Draw a Hummingbird in 3 Minutes
This style of drawing is referred to as “chibi,” which is a very prominent style found in Japanese mangas. The style typically exaggerates the head and eyes for a cuter effect.
Mei Yu made this hummingbird drawing entirely with a Sharpie pen, but you can start with a pencil so any mistakes made can simply be erased.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #6: Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly in any direction, capable of hovering backwards, upwards, and even upside down!
7. Cartoon Hummingbird: Easy Step-by-Step Guide
This cartoon hummingbird looks more like a woodpecker, but, who am I to judge? Cute Easy Drawings shows us a step-by-step tutorial for this peculiar hummingbird.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #7: The hummingbird’s diet consists mostly of very sweet flower nectars with a small amount of protein from various insects.
8. Hummingbird Outline
How To Draw Cartoons Online provides an outline to guide your children while drawing this cartoon hummingbird with very tiny feet.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #8: Hummingbirds are very talented creatures, yet they’re unable to walk or hop around because of their tiny feet.
They compensate for that by floating and being extremely quick during flight!
Explore the world of tiny creatures with these fun ladybug crafts for kids.
3 Simple Hummingbird Drawings
The next 3 drawings are straightforward sketches that older kids can easily do.
9. Hummingbird Drawing: Easy for Older Kids
Recreate this design from Art Projects For Kids of a hummingbird searching for nectar during the spring season.
Let Art Project For Kids convince you of how easy this hummingbird drawing is with their written tutorial.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #9: A hummingbird’s heartbeat reaches up to 1200 beats per minute while in flight. Compare that with a human’s heart that pumps 60-100 beats per minute.
Here’s a list of more spring crafts for your children to enjoy!
10. Hummingbird with Flower Drawing
This hummingbird flower drawing is one of my favorites because of the skill and dedication the artist put into the design’s color shading.
Wennie from Draw So Cute illustrates a step-by-step guide for how the bird and the flower are drawn.
Leaving the coloring part to your children serves to help them develop their creativity and ability to color within the lines.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #10: The hummingbird is one of the lightest birds in the world with the fewest feathers to make their flight as efficient as possible.
11. Advanced Hummingbird Sketch
Sketching is similar to exploring in that you learn from your mistakes. Perhaps you made that circle less round than you’d wanted, or maybe you added too many lines on this or that part.
The best part about sketches is that you can easily erase your mistakes. Christine Elder has a couple of sketching resources on hummingbirds that you can learn from.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #11: Did you know that hummingbirds can detect colors that humans cannot?
Check out this post on easy animals to draw for kids for drawings that take less advanced skill.
2 Realistic Hummingbird Drawings
12. How to Draw a Realistic Hummingbird
Sometimes the simplest designs can prove to be the more complicated ones to recreate.
Don’t be intimidated by this drawing from How 2 Draw Animals because they provide you with 15 detailed steps on how to draw this realistic hummingbird.
Fun Hummingbird Fact #12: When a hummingbird’s food and energy reserves are low, they have the impressive ability to slow down their metabolic functions.
13. How to Draw a Hummingbird With Colored Pencils
This last hummingbird drawing is not for the faint of heart. Fine Art-Tips walks us through how to draw a hummingbird using a coloring technique that requires premium colored pencils.
While not for beginners, it’s a fun challenge for artists who have been honing their skills for a while!
Fun Hummingbird Fact #13: Hummingbirds have a short lifespan of just 3-5 years.
Interesting Hummingbird Drawings and Facts
There are plenty of hummingbird drawings to choose from and, hopefully, you can walk away not only with drawing ideas, but also the fascinating tidbits about this delightful bird.