How to Draw an Ice Cream Cone Step-by-Step For Kids (In 9 Easy Steps)

It goes without saying that kids love ice creams. And why only children? Even adults enjoy ice cream. The vibrant colors and various shapes of ice cream entice children a lot. So, if you’re thinking about teaching kids to draw, what better place to start than with an ice cream cone?

This simple step-by-step tutorial on how to draw an ice cream cone will help children draw quickly and easily using very simple shapes and lines. So, let’s jump into the tutorial.

Step-by-Step Tutorial on How to Draw an Easy Ice Cream Cone

Materials Required:

  • White Paper Sheet
  • Pencil & Eraser
  • Black Marker or Pen
  • Colors (Watercolors, Colored Pencils, Crayons, etc.)
How to Draw an Ice Cream Cone

This is a simple ice cream cone drawing that will take children 20-30 minutes to complete.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Step #1: Draw a Circle

Draw a Circle

Start by drawing a medium-sized circle in the center of your paper. This is your first ice cream scoop.

Step #2: Draw Another Smaller Circle Overlapping the First

Draw Another Circle Overlapping the First

It’s time for the second scoop. Draw a slightly smaller circle that overlaps the top-left side of the first large circle.

Step #3: Draw the Third Circle or Scoop

Draw the Third Circle

Now, draw another smaller circle that overlaps the top-left side of the first big circle and the top-right side of the second circle, as shown in Image 3. Don’t be hasty! Take your time.

Step #4: Erase all the Underlying Construction Lines

Erase Underlying Construction Lines

After you’ve finished drawing all three ice cream scoops, use an eraser to remove all the underlying construction lines from the first, second, and third circles.

Step #5: Add the Melting Effect

Add the Melting Effect

Now, let’s add that interesting melting ice-cream effect. Draw three smaller circles that are slightly touching or overlapping horizontally, and overlap them on the bottom of the first (the biggest) circle.

Similarly, on the bottom-left side of the second circle, draw three tiny circles touching each other horizontally, overlapping the big circle.

Step #6: Erase the Construction Lines

Erase the Construction Lines

Now, take your eraser and erase all the intersecting construction lines from the scoops. After completing this simple step, your final drawing should look like Image 6.

Step #7: Draw the Ice Cream Cone Shape

Draw Ice Cream Cone Shape

Now, draw a “V” shape that is slightly tilted to the right, with its left edge connecting to the second big circle and right edge touching the first (biggest) circle, respectively.

Step #8: Add the Crisscross Design to the Ice Cream Cone

Add the Crisscross Design

First, draw a slightly curved line at the top of the ice cream cone. Now, draw the check or crisscross design on the waffle cone using 4-5 slanted & horizontal parallel lines. And you’re done.

Now, using a black marker or pen, draw a clear outline of the drawing.

Step #9: Color in Your Ice Cream Drawing

Color Ice Cream Drawing

This is your favorite step, isn’t it? So, color the cone brown, and color the largest (biggest circle) scoop with pink, the second scoop with brown, and the smallest scoop with green. And voila! You did it. It looks like delicious ice cream, doesn’t it?

You can also color this ice cream cone drawing according to your favorite ice cream flavor.


Drawing an ice cream cone with basic shapes and lines is extremely easy. Just follow each step carefully, and you can draw a beautiful ice cream cone on your own. Another very easy thing to draw is a banana, and we have a simple step-by-step guide on how to draw a banana in 11 easy steps.