How to Paint a Halloween Candy Corn Cone

It’s that time of the year where ghosts and goblins start becoming a normal sight and kids are bouncing around with sugar rushes. It’s Halloween 2022, everyone! While everyone’s celebrations will continue to look different this year, we have a sugar-free, fun decoration idea that’s easy for kids and adults alike to get into the festive spirit. Continue reading to learn how easy it is to paint a safety cone until a Candy Corn Cone.  

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Safety cone (our favorite is the 6” All Orange Traffic Cone™)
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Yellow Acrylic Paint
  • Orange Acrylic Paint (optional)
  • Masking Tape
  • Paint Brush


  1. Determine how thick you would like each color section on your safety cone and use the masking tape to tape off the top (White section) and the bottom (Yellow) sections.
  2. Using your acrylic paint, paint the white section first (in case you drip!) then the yellow section. Allow to fully dry before removing masking tape.
  3. Optional: use masking tape to cover the fully dried white and yellow section lines before painting the middle orange. This ensures a consistent paint texture and allows you to choose a different shade of orange.

For more fun ideas, check out our Safety Cone Halloween Ideas blog!

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