How to Draw Cotton Candy

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How to Draw Cotton Candy
Entertain children by drawing one of their favourite sweets. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Candyfloss is a simple shape to draw because it has few components, making it a great subject for beginning artists. Candyfloss consists of a geometrically-shaped cone handle and a wispy, free-form candy top. While drawing the candyfloss's handle requires accuracy, you can use your creativity and imagination when you draw its top.

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Things you need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Reference picture
  • Eraser

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  1. 1

    Plan out where you would like to position the candyfloss so that you give yourself enough room to fit the entire drawing on the page. Keep in mind that you will be drawing the handle first, so position your pencil in the lower half of the drawing paper.

  2. 2

    Draw a triangle with two long sides and one skinny side, with the skinny side facing the top of the page. This will be the candyfloss's cone-shaped handle.

  3. 3

    Draw the outline of the oval-shaped candyfloss at the top of the handle, using your reference picture as a guide. If you are doing a cartoon rendering of candyfloss, you can draw the outline of the candy top using a repeating pattern of half-circles, similar to the way you would draw a cloud. If you want the candyfloss to look realistic, use small, shaky strokes of your pencil to represent the twirling texture of the candyfloss.

  4. 4

    Add texture to the inside of your candyfloss top. If you are drawing a cartoon rendering of candyfloss, draw small half-circles inside of the candyfloss top to represent bulges in the candy top. If you are drawing a realistic rendering of the candy, add light horizontal lines across the interior of the candy top to represent the twisted texture of this spun candy.

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