Paper Candy Canes! Hang them on your tree, string them into a garland, use them as gift-toppers or display them in a jar. They’re one of the easiest Christmas crafts ever, and kids of all ages love making them!
The process of making these candy canes is really fun, but be warned: it’s totally addictive.
Once I get started, I have a hard time stopping, so I always end up with lots of them. That’s ok because I can always find a way to use them. They’re cute to hang on the tree, and they make handy gift-toppers. Last year, we put one at each place-setting on our Christmas dinner table. Everyone loves a candy cane, right?
To make paper candy canes, you’ll need:
- White paper
Rolling up your candy cane:
Square up your piece of paper. Any white paper will do. I just use printer paper.
Now, grab a few markers, and make a few lines down one side and across the bottom of your paper.
As you can see, I’m not picky about my lines being perfectly straight.
Once you’ve drawn 3 or 4 lines, turn your paper over.
Starting at the blank corner, roll the paper diagonally to the opposite corner.
This is when the magic happens!
When you get to the end, secure with a small piece of tape.
*Kids might find it easier to roll the paper up around a pencil. Just let the pencil drop out after taping the end of the candy cane.
Oooooh! Look at all these gorgeous “candy sticks”! Don’t they look yummy?
Curving your candy cane:
To curve your paper candy cane, simply wrap one end around something like a chunky marker or even your finger.
Finish by trimming each end of the candy cane and…
Aren’t they just beautiful?
Quick, easy, inexpensive AND gorgeous! Gotta love it!
Looking for more fun and easy holiday ideas?
You can find all of our easy Christmas crafts, activities and recipes right here on my Happy Hooligans Christmas Pinboard!
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