How to Draw Santa Claus

Learn how to draw a great looking Santa Claus with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Santa Claus.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Santa Claus

How to Draw a Great Looking Santa Claus for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Santa Claus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon Santa Claus outline by drawing his eyes. For each eye, draw a small oval with a smaller circle inside. Shade between the shapes. Then, enclose a teardrop shape above each eye to indicate the eyebrows.

Easy Santa Claus Drawing - Step 2

Santa Claus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw a circle between the eyes to form the nose. Then, use curved lines that meet at points to enclose two teardrop shapes connected to it. This is Santa’s mustache. Use curved lines to enclose the mouth and tongue.

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Easy Santa Claus Drawing - Step 3

Santa Claus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use curved lines to enclose a peanut or potato shape around the face. This encloses the head and beard.

Easy Santa Claus Drawing - Step 4

Santa Claus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw an oval shape around the top of the head, and allow it to continue to the nose. Then, use curved lines to enclose the ears on each side of the head.

Easy Santa Claus Drawing - Step 5

Santa Claus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Enclose a partial circle beside one ear. Extend a curved line from it to the other side of the head, forming the Santa hat drawing. Then, extend curved lines downward from each side of the beard, outlining the torso.

Easy Santa Claus Drawing - Step 6

Santa Claus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw two round-cornered squares on the torso, one inside the other. This is the belt buckle. Extend a pair of straight lines on each side of the buckle to enclose the belt. Then, draw a narrow, curved rectangle at the bottom of the torso, forming the trim.

Easy Santa Claus Drawing - Step 7

Santa Claus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw Santa’s upraised arm. Draw a rounded rectangle, and connect it to the body with two lines. Then, use two overlapping curved lines to sketch the mitten.

Add More Details to Your Santa Claus Picture - Step 8

Santa Claus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw Santa’s remaining arm against his side. Enclose a partial curved rectangle, then use curved lines to enclose the sleeve above and the mitten below it.

Complete the Outline of Your Santa Claus Drawing - Step 9

Santa Claus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw Santa’s legs. First, draw a straight, vertical line below the torso. Then, use curved lines to enclose three layers of irregular curved shapes on both sides of the line.

Color Your Santa Claus Drawing

Santa Claus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your Santa outline is now complete. Color your cartoon of Santa Claus. Since the 1880s, he has been depicted with a white beard, rosy cheeks, and a red suit trimmed in white fur.

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If Santa Claus is coming to town, you can get ready with the help of this easy, step-by-step Santa Claus drawing guide.

This Santa Claus drawing is perfect for beginners who don't have much experience drawing people. Look for the blue lines added in each step.

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Have an eraser ready, as well as red markers or colored pencils to shade Santa's clothing in this traditional color.

If you liked this drawing guide, you can keep drawing to continue setting the scene. Learn how to draw Santa's sleigh or give Santa a buddy with this Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer drawing.

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