Nutcracker Drawing: Step 6

Nutcracker Drawing

Children will be engaged learning these simple steps to create a nutcracker drawing.

Kids will enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a nutcracker. This easy nutcracker tutorial is perfect for young students looking to get started with drawing.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Expect this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the drawing process can actually take longer if a background is drawn as well.

Learning to draw is much more fun when you have a fun & easy lesson to reference. Let’s get drawing!


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

In this tutorial, we will start with a blank piece of paper and learn how to create a nutcracker drawing in a series of steps. It makes sense to pay attention to the proportions of each part of the nutcracker.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The Basic Shapes

    Nutcracker Drawing: Step 1

    We will compose our nutcracker drawing with basic shapes first. For the body, we draw squares and rectangles. Check out how I’ve drawn these rectangular body parts.

  2. Add The Arms

    Nutcracker Drawing: Step 2

    Following the first step, we draw the arms and feet with basic shapes as well.

  3. Add Lines

    Nutcracker Drawing: Step 3

    Then, we will add vertical and horizontal lines in the body for details.

  4. Draw The Nutcracker’s Buttons

    Nutcracker Drawing: Step 4

    We will add buttons on the body of the nutcracker.

  5. Detail The Face

    Nutcracker Drawing: Step 5

    We will complete the nutcracker drawing by drawing the face and hair.

  6. Color Your Drawing

    Nutcracker Drawing: Step 6

    Now it is time to grab your crayons or colored pencils and color your drawing.

Nutcracker Drawing PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Nutcracker 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!

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