You can hang these Paper Candy Canes on your Christmas tree or string them into a garland. Use them as gift-toppers or table toppers or display them in a jar. Paper candy canes are one of the easiest Christmas crafts you’ll ever make, and they’re so addictive, they’ll keep the kids busy for ages.
I may have a new addiction. I can’t stop making these paper candy canes.
They’re so fun and easy, and I always get caught up in all the different colour combinations I can make, so once I get started, I have a hard time stopping.
Presently, I have about 30 sitting on my dining room table.
That’s ok. 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?
These are great to make at home or in the classroom at Christmastime, and they make a fun activity for the craft table at a Christmas party too.
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!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.