Make a Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Ornament with the Kids – A Craft for the Christmas Tree

Make this DIY Pipe Cleaner Candy Craft Cane Ornament with the Kids this Christmas. Perfect for the tree, for school parties and decorations - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Today I’m sharing the “how to” on this adorable Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane for the Christmas tree. Not long after Thanksgiving is over, we head out to the tree farm to pick the perfect tree for our family. Back home, the kids love to pull out all of the ornaments and hear the story behind them. They get really excited when it’s an ornament they made when they were younger. The homemade ornaments are truly the best! This Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Ornament is one of those simple and classic kid friendly ornaments we all love. Come on in and I’ll show you how to  Make a Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Craft Ornament with the Kids for the Christmas Tree…

 Make this DIY Pipe Cleaner Candy Craft Cane Ornament with the Kids this Christmas. Perfect for the tree, for school parties and decorations - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

This is a nice craft for younger or older kids. Believe it or not, it’s a little challenging. It’s a great craft for those school parties. For younger kids, you’ll just have to do a little advance prepping. 

Here’s what you’ll need for…Make this DIY Pipe Cleaner Candy Craft Cane Ornament with the Kids this Christmas

  • 2 red pipe cleaners
  • 1 white pipe cleaner
  • glue – glue dots would be the most simple for this craft, but anything tacky would work
  • 6 inches of red yarn

Instructions:

 Make this DIY Pipe Cleaner Candy Craft Cane Ornament with the Kids this Christmas. Perfect for the tree, for school parties and decorations - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

 

  • For younger kids, get your red pipe cleaners prepared ahead of time by…Gluing the 2 red pipe cleaners together 
  • *Older kids can do this part themselves
  • Just place a glue dot or tacky glue (like Fabri-tac) on both ends of the red pipe cleaner and press them together to form 1 wide red pipe cleaner – like the photo above
  • For younger kids, you can get the candy can started by doing a twist or two of the white pipe cleaner (leaving space between each wrap) around the 2 red pipe cleaners
  • *Older kids can do this part themselves
  • Once you’ve got a little white wrapped around the 2 red ones, keep it going. Wrap the white all the way down until you run out
  • You’ll have excess red at the end

 Make this DIY Pipe Cleaner Candy Craft Cane Ornament with the Kids this Christmas. Perfect for the tree, for school parties and decorations - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Trim the excess off and form the pipe cleaners into a candy cane shape
  • For a finishing touch…Tie a ribbon around the Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Ornament 

That’s it! Merry Christmas!

 

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Here’s one more idea for a simple Candy Cane that little kids and older kids can do all by themselves! 

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