The gnome is a popular mythical creature that can be used for Valentine’s day crafts, Christmas ornaments, and other holiday projects. This article teaches readers how to draw a gnome easily, from sketching the shape to adding color. This gnome drawing guide is perfect for students in kindergarten to third grade and is a fun way to improve art skills, develop creativity, and practice making drawings.
Start by drawing a large round oval in the center of your page, this will be your gnome’s head. Over this, sketch a curved line that flows down and out to form the nose. Below the nose, sketch two short rounded lines that make up the eyebrows. Then, add a wide curved line at the bottom of the head to create the beard. Finally, sketch a pair of short legs on the bottom half of the torso.
To create the body of your gnome, you will need a sock. Choose a sock that is large enough to hold the poly-pellets. A pair of ankle socks works best, but you can also use knee-highs. You can even use a sock that is striped or has a pattern as long as it doesn’t have too many seams.
Once you have the sock, fill it with the poly-pellets. Be sure to pack them in evenly and to use as much or as little as you want. When you are finished, tie the top of the sock with a string and let it dry. Once it’s ready, place the hat on your gnome and finish off with a pom-pom at the top. Now your gnome is ready to stand on your bookshelf or console, hang from the tree, or give to someone as a gift!