Kids can learn how to draw Santa in his sleigh by following the demonstration images in this easy tutorial.
Follow along with these easy 9 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing Santa Claus riding in his sleigh.
This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a “coloring book” page with just the line art. This pairs well with crayons or colored pencils. This is ideal for very young children needing extra guidance and are looking to color in Santa traveling in his sleigh.
Drawing is much more fun when you have a easy-to-understand lesson to follow. Let’s get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw Santa in His Sleigh Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
We will complete a drawing of Santa in his sleigh by creating one section at a time. This project will take 9 steps in total as we continue to make each section moving closer to the completed artwork. The final artwork will be finished off with color resulting in a drawing you will want to share with friends!
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Outline The Body Of The Sleigh
Start by drawing a curvy elongated shape to form the bottom of Santa’s sleigh. Then, add the railings on top following the shape of his sleigh as shown.
Draw The Front Part Of The Sleigh
First, draw a curved line connected to the bottom part of the sleigh. Next, form a diagonal shape to add railings on the front side similar to the illustration.
Form The Face
To form Santa’s face, first draw two circles for the eyes. Next, draw two small ovals for the eyebrows. Then, add a small line curving downwards to form the nose. Attach two pointed elongated shapes to give Santa his jolly mustache.
Outline The Beard
Draw a bumpy shape around Santa’s face to give him his fluffy, white beard.
Add The Hat
First, outline the base of the hat by drawing an elongated shape on top of Santa’s forehead. Next, draw a rounded triangular shape to create the body of the hat. Don’t forget to add a pointy end with a circle attached, similar to the illustration.
Attach The Arms
Form the curving shape of Santa’s arms. Draw cuffs on the arms to highlight Santa’s jacket. Finally, use a bumpy shape to add the mittens.
Draw The Body
Draw a small circle to highlight the button of Santa’s jacket. Then, attach a small vertical line below the arm and a horizontal line just below the circle to outline his torso.
Outline The Stanchions And Runners
First, attach three narrow, vertical shapes attached to the sleigh to create the stanchions. Next, form two horizontal shapes, curving at the front below the stanchions to draw the runners. Don’t forget to add a small line just below Santa’s arm to draw the back of the sleigh.
Complete The Drawing Of Santa In His Sleigh
Let’s complete our illustration of Santa and his ride by adding some color. First, use a yellow crayon to fill in the button on his jacket and railings of his sleigh. Next, use a black crayon to shade the runners and stanchions, as well as Santa’s belt, mittens, and eyes. Use a cream color to fill in his beard and brows. Now, use a white crayon to color the base and tip of Santa’s hat and his cuffs. Finally, use a darker shade of red to fill in his sleigh and a lighter of red to color his jacket and hat.
How to Draw Santa in His Sleigh PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw Santa in His Sleigh. 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!