Santa painting – Santa’s newest hobby or a disaster?

Santa painting
The famous Santa painting!

I think you know that the elves at the North Pole are very creative and artistic. They all love to paint and build.  So, I decided to try a little Santa painting as a hobby. I didn’t think it could be that hard.  After all, the elves are always painting!

First I got a piece of paper, then some paint and paint brushes. I grabbed some blue and red paint and squirted it onto my paper. I started to mix the colours with my paint brush. To my surprise it made a beautiful purple.

Then I grabbed some blue and yellow and put it on the top, away from the purple. I blended the blue and yellow and it made a Christmas tree green. One of my favourites! I looked at my piece and thought to myself “It looks good, but it’s missing something.” So I kept painting.

I added more blue, red and yellow and mixed it all together.

Yuck! My painting turned mud brown! “I’m too close to give up now!” I thought.  I knew exactly what I was going to do…

“What do you need help with?” asked the building elves.

“My painting!” I declared as I held it up high for all to see.

“Yuck!” screamed Kissy the Elf, who dropped the ringette stick she was making. “Add more paint!” she said to me. “Maybe some green, oh and some red, and maybe a hint of black.”

So I gave it a try. I added more red and more green and just a hint of black. But my poor painting turned completely black! “I’m too close to give up now!” I thought to myself. So I went to the best painter at the North Pole: Mouse the Littlest Elf!

“How can I fix my painting, Mouse?” I asked.

Mouse looked up at my painting then said, “Let your Santa painting dry, then get into the Christmas spirit! Be creative! Try not to blend everything as much this time though. Oh and add lots of colour!”

So I took Mouse’s advice. I let my Santa painting dry. Then I grabbed some green, yellow, blue and purple and spread it across the top. Then I got some white and made a moon at the top right corner. I put some white on the bottom too for snow. Then I painted a white polar bear.

I am very happy I took Mouse’s advice.  Now I have a beautiful Santa painting of a polar bear on the snow watching the Northern Lights.

I kept saying “I was too close to give up now”! So I took it straight to Mouse to show her what good advice she gave me. And she took a photo of me holding it to show it to you!

Santa Claus

P.S. Do you like my painting? What do you think the lesson was from my Santa painting story? Did you think Mouse the Littlest Elf’s advice was helpful? You can click here to tell me or, scroll down to see what other people have written.


15 special messages to Santa about “Santa painting – Santa’s newest hobby or a disaster?”

  1. Yes! I think Mouse the Littlest Elf was trying was trying to help you with your painting, but he was also trying to teach you that you can do anything you put your mind to as long as you never give up. I loved that story and that lesson!

  2. SO YOU CAN NOT GIVE UP NO MATTER WHAT AND YOU ARE TRYING TO TELL ME IF I DO SOMETHING I SHOULD NOT GIVE UP NO MATTER HOW HARD IT IS SO JUST KEEPING TRYING IF YOU NEED HELP YOU CAN GET HELP FORM SOMEONE AND IF THEY HELP YOU THEY ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND FOREVER SO SOMEONE MIGHT HAVE A IDEA AND IT MIGHT NOT WORK BUT FIRST YOU NEED TO TRY IT AND SEE IF IT WORKS IF IT DOES NOT WORK YOU GOT TO TRY SOMETHING ELSA LOVE YOU. KEEP TRYING SANTA IF YOU DON,T YOU WILL NOT BE LIKED TO SOMEONE BUT YOU ARE MY HELPER BY SAYING DO NOT GIVE UP IF IT IS TO HARD MY FAMILY SAID HEY AND THEY LOVE YOU AND YOUR REINDEER AND I DO TO THX FOR YOUR HELP.

  3. hi my name is ryann I think your painting looks MAGNIFINCE love,ryann p.s I didn’t put my last name so you wouldn’t be mad at me ( ;

  4. That picture was good but next time maybe you could add a face and a nose.OH!! Don’t forget the arms and buttons.

    It looked soooooooooooooo CUTE!!

  5. Hi Santa you have a very silly story about your painting. I liked the painting. I want to be an artist when i am big and i thought your painting was awesome.

  6. Santa that picture of the polar bear is beautiful beater than what I can paint. I think that if you can draw on paper first before you paint you can see what it is supposed to look like and you can color it first and then paint over it color by color when each color drys.

    just a little tip from me to you.

  7. Hello Santa it is great but i got a question how can i be nicer to my family to get more presents and to get into the Christmas spirit and i do think her advise was helpful please write back.

  8. Wow, Santa that is so pretty, Well done, love the Northern lights in the sky. So proud of you!!! It takes time and practice but just have fun with Art, Art is what you make of it and the heart and soul you put into it and the Love also. Merry Christmas Santa.

    ps, Always, Believe!!!

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