Learn how to draw a candy cane by following along with this easy to follow drawing guide!
Sharpen a pencil and follow along with these simple 6 drawing steps. You’ll learn the basics for drawing a candy cane.
This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf guide even contains a “coloring book” page with just the line art. This goes perfectly with crayons or colored pencils. This is wonderful for very young kids looking for some extra guidance and are looking to shade in a candy cane.
Drawing is much more fun when you have a easy to understand lesson to reference. Keep practicing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Candy Cane Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
We will complete a drawing of a candy cane by crafting one area at a time. The drawing will take 6 steps in total as we continue to make each part which will get us closer to the completed drawing. The finished artwork will be perfected with color creating a drawing you will want to share with friends!
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Form The Base
First, form the base of the candy cane by drawing a long rod-shape.
Outline The Hook
Outline the hook part of the candy cane by drawing a curved line connected to the rightmost end of the base.
Draw The Inner Of The Hook
Form the inner side of the hook by drawing a curved line connected to the leftmost end of the base.
Form The Tip
Form the candy cane’s tip by drawing a short curved line.
Add the spiral texture by creating diagonal lines along the candy cane.
Complete The Candy Cane Drawing
Let’s complete our drawing of the candy cane by adding some color! First, use a white crayon to fill in every other spiral on the candy cane. Then, shade the rest of the uncolored spirals using green and red crayons.
How to Draw a Candy Cane PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Candy Cane. 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!