HOW TO MAKE PAPER CANDY CANES for Christmas ornaments and gift toppers.
You can hang these Paper Candy Canes on your Christmas tree or string them into a garland. They Display them in a jar or use them as gift-toppers or place markers at your Christmas dinner table.
We love a good candy cane craft, and these paper candy canes are one of the easiest Christmas crafts you can make. They’re so addictive, they’ll keep the kids busy for ages.
I may have a new addiction. I can’t stop making 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.
You’ll also love our folded paper ball ornaments.
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 Christmas time, and they make a fun activity for the craft table at a Christmas party too.
To make your paper candy canes, you’ll need:
- White paper
How to make a paper 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 straight lines down one side of the paper and a few straight lines across the bottom.
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.
TIP: 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. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
Yay! I’m glad I inspired you to make them! I guess I’m doing my job!
Oh my goodness these are TOO CUTE! Jackie I am just loving all your adorable activities! 🙂
Thanks so much!! I had done it once a long time ago and wanted to do it again this season! I didn’t know how to do it, and you were the perfect help!!! Thank you!!!!!!!
Yay! I’m so glad you found it just when you needed it!
What are the scissors for?
For trimming the rectangular piece of paper into a square.
i just colored a few more stripes and my 8 1/2 X 11 peice of paper came out perfect without cutting! also instead of folding it over to make a candy cane you could keep it tight at one end and loosen it at the other and it looks like an icicle!!!!! im hanging them from my tiles in the office!! hahahahhaa
Oh, that is just brilliant, Linda! I’ll have to try it!
I love these! Just did them with my children (7 and 9) as a Christmas eve activity to put on the table tomorrow. They had a great time. My little one (7) used a ruler as he found it difficult to draw straightish lines. Thanks Jackie!