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25 Creative Candy Cane Crafts For Kids

There’s no better day than today to start making fun, creative crafts for the holidays!  I have been super busy collecting the very best craft ideas for you, so you can make them with your kids.  One such idea I have is to make crafts out of candy canes!  But do you know the legend of the candy cane?

Candy canes not only taste great, but they also make for fun crafts, and are an excellent excuse to get the kids together for some holiday cheer. Just wait until you see the looks on their faces when they make one of these 25 Creative Candy Crafts For Kids! It will melt your heart and give you the inspiration to keep on crafting! Click here to see the full list.

The first candy cane was made over 350 years ago and was white, completely straight, and only flavored with sugar.  Legend has it that in 1670, the cane shaped candy became historical when a choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany bent the sugar-sticks into canes to appear as shepherd’s hooks.  The all-white candy canes were handed out to children who attended the ceremonies.

The first example of the use of candy canes to celebrate Christmas occurred in 1847, when August Imgard, a German-Swedish immigrant, from Wooster, Ohio decorated a Christmas tree with paper ornaments and candy canes.  The first red and white striped candy canes were made at the turn of the 19th century.  At the same time, the first striped candy canes appeared, and candy makers added the peppermint flavor which quickly became a traditional flavor.

Today, candy canes are available in different shapes, sizes, flavors and colors, but the red and white peppermint candy cane still remains the classic favorite among candy canes.  In fact, many candy stores offer candy cane making demonstrations during the holidays.

Candy cane crafts for kids

25 Creative Candy Cane Crafts For Kids

Not only do candy canes taste good, but they also make for great crafts, and are an excellent excuse to get the kids together for some holiday cheer.  Of course, watching your children make any of these 25 Creative Candy Cane Crafts For Kids is fun for you.  But just wait until you see the looks on their faces when they beam with joy because of their newest artwork!  It will melt your heart and give you the inspiration to keep on crafting!

LEGO candy cane kids craft

LEGO Candy Cane Christmas Ornament – Creative Green Living

Seriously, all you need are some LEGOs and some string for this terrific kids craft.  It’s easy, and they will love playing with LEGOs.

glass jar Christmas candle kids craft

Candy Cane Glittery Jar – Sustain My Craft Habit

The silver, green and red glitter go together perfectly on this candy cane themed jar!  So adorable and easy to make.

easy kids Christmas ornament craft

Glitter Peppermint Ornaments – Artsy Fartsy Mama

Do you know what I love about these ornaments?  Everything!  They are adorable, have glitter, are inexpensive and smell good too.paper candy cane craft for children

Easy Paper Candy Canes – Happy Hooligans

The children will love being super creative with these easy paper candy canes. They can make all sorts of designs!

candy cane sleigh craft for kids

Candy Cane Sleighs – Princess Pinky Girl

If your children have a class party or want to make a cute gift for friends or neighbors, this is a fabulous idea. Aren’t the cutest?

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Toilet paper tube kids Christmas craft

Coiled Cardboard Tube Candy Cane – Crafts by Amanda

Painted cardboard is so entertaining once it hardens up. You can make all sorts of things like this candy cane.

Pom Pom Christmas craft preschool

Pom Pom Ornaments – Skip to My Lou

If you are looking for a craft that is simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers, this one is it! And it’s super cute too.

heart shaped candy cane craft for kids

Candy Cane Hearts – Skip to My Lou

I love this craft for kids because it involves actual candy canes. What is better than playing with your food? Eating it, of course!

Christmas paint chip preschool craft

Paint Chip Candy Cane Crafts For Preschoolers – Happy Hooligans

Isn’t it a blast when you can take something like paint chips and let the kids turn them into art? They are going to love it!

Christmas bead craft for kids

Candy Cane Ornament Craft – Fantastic Fun and Learning

Playing with beads is fun for kids, and it’s a great way to encourage fine-tuning those fine motor skills.

candy cane craft for kids

Peppermint Candy Bowls – Princess Pinky Girl

This is a craft and practically a science experiment all at the same time. The kids are going to be excited to see what they have made.

easy candy cane reindeer for kids

Candy Cane Reindeer – Mommy Moment

The kids are going to have a blast making these candy cane reindeer. They can give them to their teachers and friends too.

toddler candy cane Christmas craft for kids

DIY Candy Cane Tree Ornaments – Kids Craft Room

Candy canes come in all sorts of colors just like this adorable kids craft. The children can go wild and make their candy canes extra special.

beaded candy cane craft for kids

Candy Cane Ornaments – Serendipity and Spice

These candy cane ornaments are perfect for your little artists. Preschoolers will love making them and hanging the candy canes on the tree.

candy cane Christmas wreath craft for kids

Candy Cane Wreath – And The Home

This wreath is the ultimate craft for the entire family!  The children are going to go wild for this idea, and you will have a gorgeous decoration for your front door.

pipe cleaner candy cane craft for toddlers

Beaded Candy Cane – Glitter On A Dime

This is an ideal craft idea for preschoolers.  They will love playing with the beads and learning how to put the beads on the pipe cleaners.

kids candy cane Christmas wreath craft

Candy Cane Wreath – Mommy’s Bundle

Here is another fantastic option for making a candy cane wreath with your kids. It turned out lovely, and the glitter makes it stand out.

Rudolph candy candy kids candy craft

Candy Cane Reindeer – The Search For Imperfection

These sweet little reindeer treats are easily made with googly eyes, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, and candy canes.

candy cane necklace craft

Candy Cane Necklace – Artsy Momma

Kids love to make necklaces! They will especially love making this beaded necklace with a darling candy cane.

candy cane Christmas tree craft for kids

Candy Cane Christmas Trees – Mom On Timeout

These adorable candy cane Christmas trees are terrific. The children will have a blast decorating their very own tree.

preschooler reindeer candy cane craft

Candy Cane Reindeer – Clean & Sensible

If you are looking for an adorable Christmas craft, consider this one.  These reindeer are sure to be a favorite amongst the kids.

classic kids christmas craft idea

Christmas Mice Ornaments – Between Naps On The Porch

These classic Christmas mice are a lovely way to decorate packages.  Plus, the kids will love their new little mice friends.

Christmas elf craft made out of candy canes and felt

Candy Cane Elves – The Crafty Blog Stalker

What says Christmas more than some candy canes? Super cute elves! These elves are made from candy canes and look so adorable.

toddler reindeer craft idea

Reindeer Candy Bars – I Heart Arts N Crafts

Chocolate, toddlers, and crafting are the perfect combination for the holidays! Everyone is going to rave about these cute reindeer.

cute reindeer kids craft made out candy canes

Candy Cane Reindeer Pops – Finding Zest

These little reindeer are almost too darling to eat! Just kidding, the kids won’t have any problem indulging a little bit. 🙂

Now that you’ve seen these 25 Creative Candy Cane Crafts For Kids, I hope you’ve found some cool ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  Better yet, I would love to see if you mde any of these crafts found on our blog.  If so, please be sure to snap a picture and share it with us on our Facebook page.  We can’t wait to see all your holiday creations!

Here are some more holiday-inspired crafts for kids you are going to want to see next.

Happy Crafting!

Jilleen

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