Discover how to draw Santa Claus by following along with this simple Christmas drawing guide!
Enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a happy Santa Claus. This easy Santa Claus lesson is perfect for younger kids looking to get started with drawing during the holiday season.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Expect this drawing to require about 30 minutes, but the drawing process may actually take longer if a background is created as well.
Get a thrill out of learning how to draw Santa Claus. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details. It is time to get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Santa Claus Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
The goal is to complete a drawing of Santa Claus by drawing one section at a time. The drawing will take 9 steps in total as we continue to create each area which will get us closer to the finished work of art. The completed work of art will be embellished with color resulting in a drawing you can be proud of!
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Draw The Face
Draw two circles to form the eyes. Next, form Santa’s mustache by creating two elongated shapes. Don’t forget to attach a small oval in between the mustache to draw the nose.
Form The Beard And Mouth
Outline Santa’s fluffy beard by drawing a bumpy shape just below his face. Then, attach a line curving upwards below the mustache to create his jolly smile!
Add The Santa Hat
Add Santa’s hat by drawing an elongated bumpy shape. Then, form the body of the hat by outlining a triangular shape. Add the fluffy tip of the hat by creating a bumpy circle attached to the end of the triangular shape.
Outline The Body
Start by outlining the shape of Santa’s body. Next, add the circular buttons of his jacket. Then, attach his belt by drawing a horizontal strip with a rectangular buckle at the center.
Attach The Arms
Start by outlining the shape of Santa’s arms. Then, add the cuffs to his jacket as shown in the illustration.
Draw The Hands
Now, form the outline of his hands. Don’t forget to add lines to create his fingers.
Form The Legs
Draw vertical lines attached to the bottom of Santa’s body to form his legs. Don’t forget to give him boots since it’s really cold in the North Pole!
Outline The Santa Sack
Outline the sack full of presents by drawing a wavy shape attached to his hand.
Complete The Santa Claus Drawing
Let’s give color to our Santa Claus drawing! First, let’s use a black crayon to fill in the eyes and belt of Santa. Next, use a peach color crayon to shade the face and hands. Use a yellow crayon to color the buckle and buttons of Santa’s clothes. Then, use a white crayon to shade the beard, cuffs and fluffy parts of Santa’s clothing. Use a green crayon to fill in the sack full of presents. Next, use a brown crayon to color the boots. Finally, shade the rest of Santa’s clothing with a red crayon!
How to Draw a Santa Claus PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Santa Claus. 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!