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Draw Santa Claus

Keep your Santa Claus drawing easy by making him with symmetrical shapes. It really helps students see and draw in a logical kind of way.

santa claus drawing easy

Coloring Santa will call for a bright red color, against a blue sky, if you are going for traditional holiday look. Markers, crayons and colored pencils will all work great.

I’d avoid the oil pastels as they may end up smearing over all that nice white trim on his suit. Nope, Santa needs a little more precision than that. Pastels are great for when smears actually add to the look, not take anything away.


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There are many more fun and easy drawing tutorials like this one, in my “Christmas Drawing” ebook in my PDF Shop.

All have simple step by step tutorials to help beginner artists see where to start and how to finish each drawing. Use it for Christmas classroom projects or special homemade cards for gifts or holiday framing. Just click on the book or title to learn more.


Time needed: 1 hour.

How to draw Santa Claus

  1. Fold to make guidelines. Draw a belt.

  2. Draw the bottom of the jacket.

  3. Start the sleeves.

  4. Add mittens and continue.

  5. Draw head and beard.

  6. Add face with moustache.

  7. Draw folded hat on top.

  8. Finish with legs and boots.

  9. Trace with marker and color.




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