Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Candy Cane Ornaments

I know a lot of people are interested in helping their children understand the true meaning of Christmas. And if somehow, in doing this, I can involve crafts and sweets, well, it's right up my alley.

My mother-in-law gave me this book, "The Legend of the Candy Cane" a few years ago that explains the meaning of the candy cane shape and colors through a really touching story. It would be a nice book to share with your children during the Christmas season, and to add to it, you can do this candy cane craft along with it.

Though I came up with this idea myself, I'm sure I am not the first to think of it. These are simply chenille pipe cleaners you can find at any craft store, twisted together, and then bent into the candy cane shape.

Pretty simple craft, even for preschool age. If you're making these for a large tree, I would use two of each color twisted together, it looks a little better (see photo below). Though if you're looking to decorate a mini tree, then cut your pipe cleaners in half and twist one of each color together.

Looks pretty cute on the tree, right? Your kids will love that they made the ornaments themselves.

1 comment:

  1. Cute idea, I'm surprised these aren't made out of felt. By the way, Sophie needs some felt food to go with the new kitchen Santa is supposed to bring her.:) Should I go through your Etsy shop?