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Easy How to Draw a Candy Cane Tutorial and Candy Cane Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Candy Cane and a Candy Cane Coloring Page. A pretty bow will add some extra holiday color.

 A drawing of a Candy Cane, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

The basic candy cane shape is pretty easy to draw, but this How to Draw a Candy Cane tutorial will share some tips on how to make it look picture perfect.

First the cane shape needs to be as large as space allows, and the width even from one end to the other. Second, the stripes will make the cane look round (instead of flat) if they have a gentle curve to them. Third, a very fat bow with wavy ribbon will add a final festive look and a bit more color too.

For those learning about the Elements of Art, this simple drawing can show the power that lines have to make something look dimensional. They keep this candy cane from looking like it was cut out of paper, but instead, perhaps drawn from real life!

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A step by step tutorial for how to draw an easy Candy Cane, also available as a free download.

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How to Draw a Candy Cane

Candy Cane Coloring Page

Candy Cane Coloring page, available as a free download

Materials for a Candy Cane Drawing

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Directions to Draw a Candy Cane Step by Step

Time needed: 25 minutes.

How to Draw a Candy Cane

  1. Draw a very large candy cane.

  2. Start the ribbon with a circle.

  3. Draw two bow shapes.

  4. Add the ribbons below.

  5. Draw the inside edges of bows.

  6. Start the candy stripes.

  7. Continue the stripes to the ends.

  8. Erase the gray cane lines.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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