Christmas Elf Drawing: Step 9

Christmas Elf Drawing

Wish to discover how to make a Christmas elf drawing?

Create along with these easy 9 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing a Christmas elf.

This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf guide even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This accompanies perfectly with crayons or markers. It’s useful for very young children requiring extra guidance and are looking to fill in a Christmas elf.

Get a thrill out of creating a colorful Christmas elf drawing and remember to add some individual aspects. Now let’s get started.


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • Christmas Elf Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
Christmas Elf Drawing: All Steps

This post will instruct you how to draw a Christmas elf. We will pay attention to the shapes of each part and variety of lines created making sure that the drawing looks right.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Draw The Face

    Christmas Elf Drawing: Step 1

    Let’s start by drawing two circles for the eyes. Next, add a small U-shaped line for the nose. Then, draw a line curving upwards to form the elf’s smile.

  2. Form The Head

    Christmas Elf Drawing: Step 2

    Now, outline the V-shaped head. Then, attach the pointed ears on both sides of the head.

  3. Add The Elf Hat

    Christmas Elf Drawing: Step 3

    First, draw two lines curving downwards to form the base of the hat. Then, outline the pointed shape of the top part of the elf’s hat.

  4. Draw The Hair

    Christmas Elf Drawing: Step 4

    Draw the elf’s hair by making a bumpy line below the hat.

  5. Add The Collar

    Christmas Elf Drawing: Step 5

    Next, draw a zigzag shape to form the collar. Then, add a small curved line below the head.

  6. Form The Torso

    Christmas Elf Drawing: Step 6

    Start by making an outline of the torso as shown. Next, add two circular buttons. Then, form a square-shaped buckle with curving horizontal lines connected on both sides to draw the belt.

  7. Attach The Arms

    Christmas Elf Drawing: Step 7

    Now, draw the shape of the elf’s arms attached to its body. Add a striped pattern by drawing three curved lines at the end of both arms. Then, outline the hands similar to the illustration.

  8. Add The Legs

    Christmas Elf Drawing: Step 8

    First, draw two rectangles below the torso to form the elf’s legs. Next, outline the elf’s pointed shoes and add a circle at the pointed tip.

  9. Complete The Christmas Elf Drawing

    Christmas Elf Drawing: Step 9

    Let’s add some color to our drawing of the Christmas elf! First, use a black crayon to shade the eyes and belt strap. Next, color the elf’s hair, the buttons and buckle on its clothes and the bell at the end of its shoes with a yellow crayon. Now, use a red crayon to shade the base of the elf’s hat and its pants. Use red and white crayons to fill in the striped pattern on the elf’s sleeves. Next, use a white crayon to shade the collar. Then, use a green crayon to color the top part of its hat, clothes, and shoes. Finally, use a peach crayon to color the elf’s head, neck and hands.

Christmas Elf Drawing PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Christmas Elf Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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