How to Draw a Wren

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Wren in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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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 Wren.

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How to Draw a Wren - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Wrens are very small birds that are very common. To start drawing one, draw the beak first. Draw a long triangle shape that is bumpy at the bottom. This will be for the rest of the head.

Step 2: Continue drawing the head by adding a curved line at the top. Next, draw a simple circle for the eye. Now, draw a another line coming down from under the beak.

Step 3: To draw the wing, make a long leaf-shape oval for the outside. The Wren's wingspan is usually only 12 to 16cm long. Add a few lines inside for the feather pattern detail.

Step 4: Now add another semi-circle underneath the head and wings. Almost like a small bowl. The Wren grows to be only around 8 to 12 cm in length.

Step 5: For the tail feathers, Bring two small curved lines up from the back, and end them with two long lines ending in the two round tail feathers.

Step 6: Draw the first leg by using two parallel lines down to the three pointy toes.

Step 7: Finally, add the last small leg behind the first. Make sure to include the sharp claw. You can color the Wren light brown with white dots on wings.

Interesting Facts about the Wren

The Eurasian Wren, also commonly called just a wren, is a type of very small bird that can be found all across North America, Europe, Northern parts of Africa, and Asia.

Did you know?

  • A full grown adult wren gets to be only around 8 to 12 cm in length with a wingspan of 12 to 16cm
  • A wren typically weighs around 6 to 12 grams at full size
  • The scientific name for the wren is Troglodytes which is translated to mean “cave dweller” which fits the behavior of the wren when you look at the very carefully crafted nests that they form that only have one small opening
  • The male wren is the one who builds the nest, and it is made of grass, twigs, and bark, and is lined with feathers and hair on the inside
  • The male will create many different nests and then the female wren will check each until she picks which one should be used for breeding, she is the one that puts the lining inside of the nest
  • The female wren will lay between one to nine eggs that are small and white in color with reddish brown spots