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How to Draw Santa in a Sleigh

How to Draw Santa in a Sleigh

My latest Christmas drawing for kids involves teaching them how to draw Santa in a sleigh. Before everyone rushes off this is the easy version, and it is broken down into simple steps so that kids younger than 10 can complete this Santa Claus Drawing.

Santa Claus sleigh drawing instructions

Everyone knows that Santa needs his sleigh to travel across the sky on Christmas Eve! Without it no one would wake up to presents on Christmas morning!

I have lots of easy drawing instructions for kids like my easy Christmas tree drawing so I thought I would attempt a more difficult one for older children. 

If you like all things Santa, make sure you try some of my fun Santa coloring pages or my easy Santa Claus crafts

What you need to complete this Santa Sleigh Drawing

When you buy these items, you will be able to use them over and over again for other easy drawings for kids! 

Santa Claus sleigh drawing supplies

  1. Sketch Book.
  2. Pencil (HB, 2B). 
  3. Gel Pen, 
  4. Colorful Sharpies.
  5. Eraser.
  6. Sharpener.

How to Draw Santa in a Sleigh Step by Step

Some people may find it simpler to follow my image instructions as opposed to my written instructions. Whatever works best for you!

This is lengthy activity and will take some time to complete so make sure you give yourself around 40 minutes to do so. It will take younger kids longer. 

If you want the printable Santa Claus drawing instructions go to the end of the post.

Steps 1-2-3: 

Draw a wavey line. Give two curves on the line, and keep one higher. 

Draw another parallel line along the curvy line and keep a little gap in between them. 

Close the ends of both lines by drawing round edges. 

How to draw santa on a sleigh step by step

Steps 4-5-6-7:

Draw a straight horizontal line on the bottom of the wavey lines. 

Then, draw two more vertical lines from the ends of the curvy line all the down to the horizontal line and connection both ends.. 

Erase the corners using an eraser. 

Draw round edges on the erased corners. 

Santa claus sleigh drawing instructions

Steps 8-9-10-11:

Draw a straight horizontal line below the sleigh.

Draw a half-circular shape from the front side of the horizontal line. 

Draw a larger line along the previous line keeping a 1-centimeter gap. 

Draw round edges and join two of the lines together to draw the sleigh’s blades. 

easy santa claus on sleigh drawing

Steps 12-13-14-15-16:

Draw a circular shape inside the sleigh. 

Keep a little gap and draw a smaller circular shape above the large circular shape. 

Draw a “U” shaped nose inside the small circle. 

Draw two angled lines.

And draw two curvy lines above the angled lines as Santa’s eyebrows. 

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Steps 17-18-19-20

Draw a round edged rectangular shape for the beanie’s border

Draw a cone shaped beanie on Santa’s head (you can draw any shape of beanie you want).

Erase the pointed part of the cone shapes beanie. 

Then, draw a round pom pom at the pointed end of the beanie. 

how to draw a Santa hat

Steps 21-22-23-24

Draw cloud shaped beard on the round face. 

Erase the lines inside the beard. 

Draw an angled rectangular shape for Santa’s sleeves. 

Then, draw a circular shape at the bottom of the sleeves to draw the mittens. 

how to draw santa body

Steps 25-26-27-28

Draw a square shape. 

Then, draw a rectangular shape above the square shape to draw the gift box. 

Draw two parallel vertical lines in the middle of the gift box. 

Then, draw a bow shape on the top.

how to draw santa gifts on the sleigh

Steps 29-30-31:

Draw two horizontal lines on Santa’s jumper. 

Erase a small part of the middle. 

Draw two square shapes on the erased part. 

how to draw Santa's Belt

Steps 32-33

Draw two vertical lines from the sleigh to the blades, similarly, draw two more lines on the right side as well. 

Draw small stripes inside the sleigh’s belt and make it look like a candy cane as shown below!

how to draw Santa sleigh for kids

Steps 34-35-36-37

Use a red color to fill in the parts you want. 

Color Santa’s hat, and jumper using the red pencil. 

Then, draw some small lines on the sleigh’s blade using the red color. 

Use a black color for the belt. 

Use yellow color for the sleigh’s border. and the belt buckle. 

Use any color to for the gift box. 

how to draw Santa on a sleigh in color

What will you do with your Santa Claus sleigh drawing? You could stick it onto a piece of card and use it as a Christmas card. Why not photocopy your drawing and make lots of cards this way. 

I can also teach you how to make a pop up Santa card

Please find my printable Santa Claus on a sleigh drawing instructions below

Santa Claus sleigh drawing instructions

How to Draw Santa in a Sleigh

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 49 minutes
Difficulty: medium
Estimated Cost: free

My latest Christmas drawing for kids involves teaching them how to draw Santa in a sleigh. Before everyone rushes off this is the easy version, and it is broken down into simple steps so that kids younger than 10 can complete this Santa Claus Drawing.

Materials

  • Sketch Book.
  • Pencil (HB, 2B).
  • Gel Pen,
  • Colorful Sharpies.
  • Eraser.
  • Sharpener.

Instructions

Steps 1-2-3: 

Draw a wavey line. Give two curves on the line, and keep one higher. 

Draw another parallel line along the curvy line and keep a little gap in between them. 

Close the ends of both lines by drawing round edges. 

Steps 4-5-6-7:

Draw a straight horizontal line on the bottom of the wavey lines. 

Then, draw two more vertical lines from the ends of the curvy line all the down to the horizontal line and connection both ends.. 

Erase the corners using an eraser. 

Draw round edges on the erased corners. 

Steps 8-9-10-11:

Draw a straight horizontal line below the sleigh.

Draw a half-circular shape from the front side of the horizontal line. 

Draw a larger line along the previous line keeping a 1-centimeter gap. 

Draw round edges and join two of the lines together to draw the sleigh’s blades. 

Steps 12-13-14-15-16:

Draw a circular shape inside the sleigh. 

Keep a little gap and draw a smaller circular shape above the large circular shape. 

Draw a “U” shaped nose inside the small circle. 

Draw two angeled lines.

And, draw two curvy lines above the angeled lines as Santa’s eyebrows. 

Steps 17-18-19-20

Draw a round edged rectangular shape for the beanie’s border. :

Draw a cone shaped beanie on Santa’s head (you can draw any shape of beanie you want).

Erase the pointed part of the cone shapes beanie. 

Then, draw a round pom pom at the pointed end of the beanie. 

Steps 21-22-23-24

Draw cloud shaped beard on the round face. 

Erase the lines inside the beard. 

Draw an angeled rectangular shape for Santa's sleeves. 

Then, draw a circular shape at the bottom of the sleeves to draw the mittens. 

Steps 25-26-27-28

Draw a square shape. 

Then, draw a rectangular shape above the square shape to draw the gift box. 

Draw two parallel vertical lines in the middle of the gift box. 

Then, draw a bow shape on the top.

Steps 29-30-31:

Draw two horizontal lines on Santa’s jumper. 

Erase a small part of the middle. 

Draw two square shapes on the erased part. 

Steps 32-33

Draw two vertical lines from the sleigh to the blades, similarly draw two more lines on the right side as well. 

Draw small stripes inside the sleigh’s belt. 

Steps 34-35-36-37

Use a red color to fill in the parts you want. 

Color Santa’s hat, and jumper using the red pencil. 

Then, draw some small lines on the sleigh’s blade using the red color. 

Use a black color to color the belt. 

Use yellow color to color the sleigh’s border. and the belt buckle. 

Use any color to color the gift box. 

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