Drawing For Kids with our simple-to-follow, step-by-step “How to Draw Santa Claus” guide, you can learn how to draw Santa.
Drawing Santa is straightforward for beginners and children thanks to our flow drawing approach. We recommend using straight lines and shapes that flow smoothly with repetition. Drawing For Kids Santa’s image quickly transforms from an exaggerated nose to a holiday cartoon caricature.
The “how to draw Santa” is a fantastic Christmas art project for the school or at home since it lets kids have a tonne of fun with their Santa Claus design while simultaneously teaching them about facial proportions and the distinction between realism and caricature.
Flow Drawing: What is it?
We created the new art approach known as “Flow Drawing” to help kids (and adult beginners, too!) understand forms and produce images in a much “freer” manner. Making every line important and fostering mindfulness in the creative process, flow sketching enables kids to participate completely in the present and find their natural flow by removing constraints.
With the flow drawing approach, kids won’t merely draw a picture; instead, they’ll produce a one-of-a-kind piece of art that comes directly from their spirit.
Flow Drawing Advantages
It’s good to encourage kids to try even though the technique of flowing more organically in the art could initially feel a little strange to them. The advantages of flow drawing are many, and it aids in developing hands and minds in:
- Examine how smaller shapes can be combined to produce larger structures.
- Discover their inherent rhythm and flow by making repeated movements
- Discover how to mix media using a simple and enjoyable method.
- Gain self-assurance in one’s own artistic talent
- Combat “perfection-seeking” in art by offering a much-needed replacement for strict “how to draw” instructions
- Increase mental health and creativity by incorporating mindfulness.
- Encourage a passion for art and self-expression.
- Acrylic Pens.
- White Cardstock.
- Black Crayons or Chalk Pastel or Oil Pastel Paint.
Get the Santa Claus Step-by-Step Guide here:
For those who want to learn painting methods and applications, the printable download contains a finished Santa Claus for kids to color and a step-by-step flow drawing tutorial for “How to Draw Santa Claus.”
View the Tutorial Video:
View a demonstration of the Santa lesson! This manual will walk you through all the necessary drawing techniques as well as how to add creative flourishes to the portrait to make it more beautiful. To make the Santa art creation pop, kids will learn to utilize mixed media, create texture, and apply color!
Draw Santa now!
Santa’s Big Central Nose is First:
- Draw a medium-sized circle in the exact center of your piece of paper since we’ll start there and work our way out from there. Santa’s nose will be like this.
Make Santa’s Nose Have a Moustache:
- Given that Santa is distinguished by his beard, let’s begin by giving him a curling mustache.
- Sweep out almost to the edge of the page from the tip of his nose, then curl up. Rejoining it this time toward the top, draw down once more and return to the nose.
Santa’s head should be framed in circles:
By sketching the soft edge of Santa’s hat, we can now frame the top of his head.
The left side of Santa’s curling mustache should have a circle drawn at the tip. Then add yet another circle on top of it, and keep going in a semicircle pattern until you reach the right side of his mustache tip.
Additional Circular Forms for the Santa Hat:
Draw a broad, sweeping semicircle past Santa’s mustache on the right side of the paper, beginning at the first circle once more. To finish off the hat, draw a sizable circle at the bottom.
Swirls are Layered to Draw the Beard:
- Let’s get back to Santa’s thick beard!
- Draw curls from the left underside of the mustache down to the bottom of the page. Then repeat the process on the right side beneath his mustache, joining them with extra curls in the middle to create a basic beard outline.
- Then add additional curls to the central area to give the appearance of a full, curly beard.
Enhance Santa’s face using facial features:
- Let’s finally add some features to Santa! He needs bright eyes, a broad smile, and perhaps some perky eyebrows or flushed cheeks as well.
Draw Santa in a bold, vibrant style!
- The painting time has come! To give Santa a truly vibrant and vivid appearance, use a dry brush and thorough application.
- To give Santa more personality, use a fine brush to add details like the eyes and mouth.
- Create detailed snowflakes with acrylic markers.
- Once your foundation colors have dried, try experimenting with acrylic marker pens to add glittering snowflakes to the sky or give Santa’s hat trim a fuzzy appearance. Acrylic marker pens are a fantastic tool for adding detail to artwork and making a painting stand out!
- Now that Santa Claus is sketched, your cheery portrait is finished! On Christmas Eve, why not put it out for the man himself? He would enjoy it, I’m sure.