Enjoy these drawing prompts and spread some Christmas cheer this year! These prompts are perfect for creating your own Christmas cards or adding a personal touch to a gift tag.
I’m in the season of young children, which means they love to be involved in everything that I’m doing. I will gladly take the time to bring them along with me and teach them things like how to unload the dishwasher, how to change over the laundry, and how to pick up their toys!
But in this season of little hands making lots of messes, it’s easy to overlook a crucial part of their development – having fun!
The winter months are the perfect excuse to dabble in arts and crafts a little more than we normally would throughout the year. Since we’re staying inside to escape winter’s bitter chill, I thought it would be fun to create some cute winter drawings that will warm someone up this winter!
And don’t think I forgot about you, mama. Jump in on these drawing prompts with your little ones! There are several that you could flush out as homeschool lessons and even keepsake art pieces for other members of your family.
Here are some drawing ideas I hope you and your family will use this holiday season. Please note – there are no step-by-step instructions included in this blog post. These are ideas and prompts for you and your family.
26 Easy Christmas Drawing Ideas for Kids – 2023
Quite a few of these are influenced by the Christmas Season. What other winter-themed drawings do you and your family like to do? Comment on this blog post and let me know!
1 Candy Canes
Candy canes are a great place to start! You can outline the candy cane and have your little one practice coloring inside the lines. If you don’t want to color, this also makes a great fine motor skills activity. Take a white pipe cleaner and string some clear and red beads (alternating colors in whatever pattern you choose) onto the pipe cleaner. Be sure to leave some room to bend the pipe cleaner. Ta-da! A simple craft that has inspired some more indoor fun!
2 Santa Hat
Another great staple of the winter season! You could even turn this into a homeschool lesson and talk about how different cultures approach Christmas.
3 Gingerbread Man or Gingerbread House
This would make a great drawing, but an even better treat!
4 Santa’s Sleigh
Don’t forget to include all your reindeer! Consider learning the jingle that goes along with the reindeer. Whether or not you believe in Santa, it’s sure to put a smile on your face!
5 Christmas Lights
I love the traditional colors of Christmas – bold reds and dark greens. Add a festive flair with gold and silver, or let your little one go wild and create lights from every color in the rainbow!
6 Christmas Presents or Christmas Gifts
7 Christmas Ornaments
A Christmas ornaments drawing would make an incredible keepsake piece! Consider decorating the ornament with an outline of your child’s hand. Or decorating the ornament with your child’s interests from that year. Don’t forget to date this artwork! You can also make copies (or simply draw multiple ornaments) for grandparents to love for years to come!
8 A Nutcracker
If you have ever perused the Christmas section of your local craft store, take note of how many different nutcrackers there are! Use them as inspiration for your Nutcracker drawings.
9 Christmas Tree
10 Polar Bear
I didn’t touch on many winter animals in this blog post. What other winter animals could you draw? You could also turn this drawing inspiration into a homeschool lesson! Take a winter hike and brush up on animals that are active in your area during the winter. What animals are hibernating? When will they wake in the spring? So much inspiration from such a simple drawing prompt!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you make easy Christmas drawings?
You can make Christmas drawings easy by starting small. We aren’t trying to create the next Picasso painting. We are trying to have fun and make some memories!
How can I use these drawings?
These drawings could make the cutest Christmas decorations! Consider framing your favorite ones and using them as future Christmas decorations. You could also include your winter drawings in your annual Christmas cards. We love using Christmas art as decor, gift wraps or tags, and as gifts for family.
11 Christmas Candles
12 Christmas Elf
13 Snow Globes
14 Christmas Bells or Jingle Bells
15 Hot Chocolate
This drawing prompt also makes a sweet treat! If you’re looking for a seasonal treat that’s a little less traditional, be sure to check out my mason jar pumpkin spice coffee creamer!
16 Christmas Angel
17 Christmas Wreath
This is another great keepsake drawing! Decorate your wreath with family milestones. Be sure to include the year and make copies for loved ones!
18 Red Nosed Reindeer
19 Christmas Stocking
This is another great keepsake drawing! Embellish each stocking with that year’s interest or keep it simple and create a cohesive look using traditional patterns.
20 Holly or Red Berries
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need for drawing?
Cardstock is a great option for durable drawings that will hold up to use as gift tags or decorations. This brand has always worked well for me. And of course, you will need crayons to color your winter drawings. For some added pizzaz, I recommend using a set of glitter crayons.
Do I need any drawing skills to complete these?
You do not need any drawing skills to create any of these drawing prompts. You can have a lot of fun learning alongside your little ones. Don’t let learning deter you from completing these drawing prompts!
21 A Snowman
Instead of one snowman, have your little one draw a snowman for everyone in your immediate family! Get creative with features like mustaches and colorful hats!
22 Christmas Star
For some, there is a spiritual aspect to Christmas. This is a great drawing prompt to draw on those thoughts! You can also draw a Christmas tree (as listed above) but focus on your Christmas Star poised on top of the tree.
23 A Winter Wonderland
Is your winter wonderland a city scene or a rural scene? Encourage your little ones to use their imagination and hone in on details!
This is a great drawing prompt because it can double as another art project! There are a myriad of snowflake art projects you could do. You could make window decorations with non-permanent paint, sun catchers, or physical snowflakes you hang from the ceiling of your home.
25 A Winter Nature Scene
Is there anything more romantic than a family ice skating on a pond or a bird foraging for food during the winter? Winter may present itself as white or gray, but you can add pops of color to either one of those scenes to make your drawing come to life!
26 A Scene from the North Pole
Is Santa busy in his workshop? Or are there animals leaping and frolicking about? Draw what you envision the North Pole to look like during winter!
Other Drawing Tips
When creating these winter drawings, start with simple shapes or sketch with a pencil. Don’t feel like you need all of the art supplies from Hobby Lobby to make a beautiful Christmas drawing. You can use bright colors from a simple package of crayons and create something beautiful!
Finally, keep your drawing to a few simple steps. If you’re lacking the know-how for how to create something or you would love to dive a bit deeper, find some simple drawing tutorials online.
Could drawing be a Christmas tradition for your family?
I love looking back on the arts and crafts my children have completed over the years. I simply store them with the decor I have from that season and display them wherever I feel could use some nostalgia.
Could drawing be a Christmas tradition for your family? I would love to know! To see what we’re up to this season, be sure to find me on Facebook and Instagram.
And I would love to know – what Christmas traditions do you and your family practice? Comment on this blog post and let me know!