This is the introduction I give to my students before I begin one of my favorite Christmas art projects. The students get to design a new sleigh for Santa and they LOVE it.
I start by giving them a blank art page and a black and white Santa. Santa doesn't have legs because they will be hidden inside his new sleigh. I have had some kids draw on his legs if their sleigh is something like a jet pack.
Then, I have them color Santa and cut him out. They can either glue Santa onto the page or trace his outline. I have them do this first so that the size of the new sleigh matches the size of Santa. If you don't do this step, you'll get an itty bitty spaceship and a gigantic Santa or vice versa.
Then the students draw their new mode of transportation. I have them fill up the whole page and use a lot of detail. Then I have them outline in permanent marker so that it really stands out. It also helps to have them write what their new sleigh is.
The kids love doing this and they turn out awesome. I usually turn on Christmas music and have us jam out to Rudolf and Frosty as we work.
You can grab the black and white Santa's here.