Today I’ll show you how to draw the popular Christmas time tradition…The Elf On The Shelf (Here he is on Amazon). We will guide you through the process of drawing this little elf with easy to follow-along with illustrations. Each step uses simple geometric shapes, alphabet letters, and numbers. Have fun and Happy Drawing!
Learn How to Draw The Elf On The Shelf Simple Steps Drawing Lesson for Kids & Beginners
Written-Out Step by Step Drawing Instructions
(Step 1) Draw an upside down letter “V” shape.
(Step 2) Draw a a sideways “C”-like shape.
(Step 3) Draw wiggly line for bottom of hat. Draw a curved line for the elf’s chin.
(Step 4) Draw a check mark shape for his bangs. Draw “C” shapes for ears.
(Step 5) Draw “V”-like shapes for hair.
(Step 6) Draw a curved line for his bangs. Draw a sideways “C” for his collar. Draw a sideways “C” and “D” for his eyes.
(Step 7) For the bottom of the left eye, draw a sideways “?”-like curve. Draw 2 lines for sides of his neck. Draw a “V” on his chest.
(Step 8) Draw ovals in the eyes. Draw “W” shapes for his collar.
(Step 9) Draw an oval in each eye. Draw curved lines on his arms.
(Step 10) Draw a curved line in the right eye. Draw an oval over the left eye…the part that is outside the eye can be erased (or not drawn). Draw a #7 shape for his leg.
(Step 11) Draw 3 curved lines on each eye for lashes. Draw 2 curved lines on each arm.
(Step 12) Draw a curved line for nose and mouth. Draw a backwards #7 shape for his other leg.
(Step 13) Draw a sideways “C” shape for his lip. Draw cloud shapes on his sleeves.
(Step 14) Draw tall upside down “U” shapes on his legs. Draw a “J” shape for his hand…make it a bit imperfect.
(Step 15) Draw some lines.
(Step 16) Draw 2 “L” shapes. Draw a line and a curve on mittens.
(Step 17) Draw a sideways # shape for his feet.
(Step 18) Draw a “J” and “L” shape.
(Step 19) If you have the chance, color him in.