Let the kids get creative this Christmas with this Santa Claus Coloring Sheet that is free to print at home! The linework activity is great for hand-eye coordination too, so pull out the crayons, markers, pencils, or paints and let the kids explore this free printable with different colors and techniques!
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Santa Claus Coloring Sheet
This sweet Santa Claus has been hand-drawn by a very talented friend and is part of a series of Christmas coloring sheets on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!
I’ve not only got this set of festive colouring pages for you but also a set of fun holiday Craftivities featuring some of the same characters! Find the links to all the other Christmas coloring sheets in this series at the bottom of this post.
To get started, you simply need to download the free printable Santa Claus and start colouring in!
If you want to color Santa as part of a line study activity, then use a black fine liner pen to draw lines in each section as demonstrated in the images below.
These Uni Pin Fineliners are my absolute favorite and available in an assortment of tip sizes for different stroke widths.
Once finished, you can cut away the excess paper and mount onto construction paper or cardstock for display. This coloring activity is great to put up on the fridge or wall at home or bulletin board at school or homeschool.
- You will find the download links further down this page surrounded by a purple box. Tap the purple download buttons to save the file(s) to your device.
- I’ve provided two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″) – use which size is appropriate for your printer.
This free Christmas printable Santa Claus to color is a great activity not only for children but for adults too!
I love to color in but sometimes I just want something simple, and not an intricate design which you often find with adult coloring books. This sweet Father Christmas design is simple and fun to color!
Suggested Art Supplies
You can use whatever art supplies you enjoy using to bring Santa to life! In our demonstration pictures, we used the colors red, pink, and green, but you could use any colors you like. Or why not print multiple pages and use all sorts of different colors!
I like to keep a good stash of art supplies so that I am always ready when my nieces and nephews come to visit. You don’t need all the things on my suggested art supplies list, but I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.
- I love Crayola Super Tips – they come in boxes of various amounts – I’ve got the 100 count box as you can never have too many colors!
- If your child (or you!) prefers to use crayons, I don’t think you can go wrong with classic Crayolas, again they come in various counts.
- Prefer colored pencils? I really don’t think you can go wrong with Crayolas for coloring!
- They also have fun scented pencils which will no doubt bring the Christmas coloring page alive with smells!
- Does your child like to paint? I bought this Arteza Kid’s Watercolor Kit for my 6-year-old niece and she loves it!
- Want to add some sparkle? Add glitter! Crayola has a 25 count set, and a 9 count set of glitter glue.
More Coloring Printables
Before you download this coloring activity, here are some more coloring printables to download! Right-click and open these ones in a new tab to check out next:
- Free Snowman Coloring Sheets To Print at Home!
- Free Printable Unicorn Coloring Book
- Free Printable Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Sheet
Over the years I’ve created a variety of printables – for crafts, parties, organisation, celebrations like Halloween, Christmas, and more! It makes me so happy to know that you LOVE them as much as I love creating them! Here are 100+ Free Printables to download and use!
Creative Ways to Use This Santa Claus Printable
I’ve included a full-size page and a half-size page so that you can use this printable in different ways!
- Draw straight or curvy lines into the background sections only, or the character only, or the whole thing.
- Why not experiment with different patterns? Try a checkerboard design, circles, or swirls. Search for zentangle patterns online and you’ll find a ton of pattern inspiration!
- Use shades of just one color to fill in the whole design. Or use just two or three complementary colors.
- Fill in different sections with glitter glue, or even using different collage materials – scrunched up tissue paper, foil, or craft foam are a few ideas to try.
- Experiment with mixed media – try out crayons and paints for different sections.
- Once colored in, cut away excess paper and mount onto cardstock or construction paper and display on the wall/fridge/bulletin.
- Or add a folded piece of card to the backing card to create a stand and place it on the mantle or window ledge.
- Print the half-size page and mount onto folded cardstock and make Christmas greetings cards.
- Print several copies of the half-size page. Color in different ways and punch holes in the corners. Thread ribbon or string through and make a festive banner. Download lots of the character printables to mix things up!
- Why not turn the finished colored design into a puzzle? Cut along the straight lines, and put the pieces back together again.
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More Christmas Coloring Sheets to Download
I mentioned how there are several designs in this Christmas and Winter series. As they are uploaded to my blog the links will appear below. Make sure you download them all so that you have the full set!
- Gingerbread Girl
- Gingerbread Man
- Christmas Wreath
- Polar Bear
- Yeti (Abominable Snowman)
- Santa Claus
- Mrs. Claus
The Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Christmas and the Winter Holidays! You can check out Create the Holidays from 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 and 2012 for tons of awesome Holiday ideas and inspiration!
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