How to Draw Santa Claus and Christmas Tree for Kids

Written By Sudha | Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 16th May, 2024

Kids love Santa Claus because he brings gifts, spreads cheer, and is the magic of Christmas. They eagerly await his arrival each year, excited to share their wishes and dreams with him. Santa’s kindness and generosity make him a loved figure in the hearts of children everywhere. Drawing is not just fun for kids, it’s also a great way for them to learn. That’s why many schools in Bangalore provide a wide range of extracurricular activities, including art classes, to encourage their creativity. You can also nurture the artist in your child by teaching them how to draw using these simple and fun steps.

Below, we’ve provided a step-by-step guide on how to draw a Santa Claus, with a worksheet at the end for them to practice on.

Quick Summary

How to draw santa claus and christmas tree
  1. Basic List of Materials
  2. Step-by-Step Guide to Draw
  3. Final Touches
  4. Tips and Tricks to Draw
  5. Conclusion


1.  Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Stable Drawing Surface

2. Stepwise tutorial on Santa Claus Drawing

Step1: Outline the head

Start by drawing a straight line in the middle of the page for reference. Now draw a rectangular shape with the line crossing through the middle of it. Make sure the rectangular shape is not sharp, make the edges rounded and make the top of the rectangle curvy.

Step 2: Draw the body

Now a horizontal line under the head, and make the line a little longer than the width of the head. Connect this line to the head by drawing a slanting line on both sides. This will be the lower body or you can call it Santa’s shirt.

Next, draw a smaller rectangle with rounded edges inside the head. This will be Santa Claus’ face!

Step 3: Draw the face and body

Now let’s give our Santa a happy face. Draw two big bold dots inside the rectangular face for eyes. Draw a small curved line underneath the rectangular shape to mark his smile. Then, draw another rectangular shape with round edges right above the face as shown in the image.

Move down the body and give the old man two hands. Make one of them upright like he’s waving at you and the other one hanging down. Draw a longer and leaner rectangle with rounded edges underneath his shirt.

Step 4: Draw more details

Now let’s give him more details. Start with the face and eyebrows over his eyes by drawing two small rectangles. 

Have you ever seen Santa without his hat? That’s right! So give your Santa a nice little hat too. Draw a small circle at the top of the hat. 

Next, complete his arms by drawing two rectangles with round edges at the end of each arm, this will be the sleeves of his dress. Then draw his hands as shown in the image. 

Give his dress more details by drawing two parallel lines running down from his bear in the middle of his body. Now draw a small square with round edges within those two lines to form his belt. 

Move further down and draw his legs. First draw four lines coming out of his dress, then give Santa his boots. Make sure the boots have pointed toes by drawing sharp semi-circles at the edges. 

Step 5: Finishing up!

We’re almost done! Draw two more parallel horizontal lines on either side of his belt. This will resemble a plus sign. Now finally, draw a big sack which holds all the gifts and chocolates that Santa is going to give you! 

Draw a rounded triangle shape to form the sack. Then draw an U shape with a closed top as shown in the image to complete the sack.

Final Touches

Don’t forget to add a splash of color to bring your Santa to life! You can color your Santa using crayons, colored pencils, or markers. You can even add a few gift boxes around him.

Tips and Tricks to Draw

  • Take your time and have fun! Drawing is all about expressing yourself, so don’t worry about making it perfect.
  • If you make a mistake, don’t stress. Use your eraser and try again.
  • Practice makes perfect, so keep drawing until you become a pro!
  • If you’re feeling more creative, you can add a few gift boxes or a Christmas tree behind Santa!
  • If you’re unsure about how to draw certain features, don’t hesitate to use references like pictures of Santa Claus.


Congratulations! You’ve finished drawing Santa Claus, and what a fantastic job you’ve done! If you had fun drawing Santa, why not check out more drawing tutorials? They’re a great way to make drawing even more fun and easy. So don’t let the artist in you sit idle – let your imagination run wild, and keep creating! Who knows what masterpieces you’ll come up with next?

Now try out this worksheet to keep practicing more!

How to Draw Santa Claus and Christmas Tree Worksheet

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