Candy Cane Drawing: Step 6

Candy Cane Drawing

Young artists will enjoy learning how to create a candy cane drawing.

There are 6 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy creating their own candy cane on paper. Also included is a printable version of this candy cane drawing lesson.

Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw a candy cane.

Finally learn to draw your very own christmas by following this tutorial at your own leisure. Have fun!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • Candy Cane Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
Candy Cane Drawing: All Steps

In today’s guided lesson, we will discover how to draw a candy cane drawing on paper. The shape and proportion of each part will be highlighted in each step of the lesson. Observe that the blue outlines are used to show the newest components being drawn in each step.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Start With A Bow

    Candy Cane Drawing: Step 1

    Draw a small circle in the middle of your paper. This will become the center of a decorative bow that decorates the candy cane.

  2. Add A Bow Shape

    Candy Cane Drawing: Step 2

    Then, add the basic bow shape on both sides of the circle.

  3. Complete The Bow

    Candy Cane Drawing: Step 3

    After that, draw the ribbons that complete the bow.

  4. Draw The Basic Candy Cane Shape

    Candy Cane Drawing: Step 4

    Next, begin drawing the candy cane shape through the bow. Notice how the bow overlaps the candy cane.

  5. Add Stripes

    Candy Cane Drawing: Step 5

    Complete your candy cane drawing by adding the stripes.

  6. Color Your Drawing

    Candy Cane Drawing: Step 6

    Begin coloring your Christmas candy cane drawing. I used mostly red, white and green to complete my drawing but you can choose any colors you wish!

Candy Cane Drawing PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Candy Cane Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

The candy cane is a traditional candy of the Christmas holiday. It is a stick-shaped hard candy that is usually given to children and used in Christmas decorations.

During the Middle Ages, people began using peppermint oil to make sweet treats. These sweets were called “candy canes” because the sticks resembled the curved shape of a cane.

The history of the candy cane is not clear. It is a traditional Christmas candy but it’s origins are so clear. The most common story is that during a Christmas service in 1581, a choirmaster handed out sugar sticks to children to entertain and keep them quiet.

In an alternate story, which first appeared in print in the 1800s tells of a church choirmaster’s wife was making peppermint candy to sell as a fundraiser for their church and ran out of red food coloring so she substituted carnation pink from roses which she had growing near her home. A stiff white frosting was applied on top and then he dipped them into a pot filled with dark chocolate, creating the first candy cane

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