Candy Cane Ornament Holiday Craft for Kids

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During the hustle and bustle of holiday preperations, shopping and decorating, it helps to take a moment and slow down. For us, the holiday season is all about spending time with  loved ones, especially our children. It’s important to involve them in every aspect of the holidays, especially decorating the Christmas tree. While store bought ornaments give the tree a very uniform and traditional look, it’s also nice to let the kids in on the fun and make it more personal by creating your own ornaments. That’s why I put together this very easy homemade ornament craft that is perfect for kids of all ages (supervision required for the younger ones).

Candy Cane Paper Ornament Craft

Each ornament takes less than a minute to put together and required a minimal amount of supplies. To get started, you’ll need 2 sheets of red construction paper, 2 sheets of white construction paper, scissors, Scotch tape and ornament hooks.

candy cane ornament supplies

Using the scissors, cut the construction paper (width wise) into strips about 1/2 to 1 inch wide. Each ornament requires 2 red strips and 2 white strips.

candy cane ornament paper strips

Start by adding a small piece of tape to one end of a red strip. Fold the paper in a circle and tape the two ends together as seen below. Using your second red strip of paper, tape it to the joint of the paper circle in the opposite direction. Wrap the paper strip around the first circle so that both ends meet at the joint. Tape it! Now you have what looks like the beginning of a sphere.

candy cane ornament red paper

Using a strip of white paper, tape it to the joint on the red sphere angled half way between two of the red strips. Like before, wrap it around the sphere and tape the ends. Repeat the process for the second strip of white paper.

candy cane ornament paper stripes

Now, just tape the ornament hook onto your candy cane striped ornament and hang it on your tree. It’s that simple and gives your tree a real homemade feel! You could even get a little more creative and decorate each paper strip with glitter glue before assembling to give the ornaments a nice sparkle.

candy cane paper ornaments on tree

Now that you’ve seen one of my favorite holiday crafts, I’d love to hear what kinds of crafts you do in your family. Your comment will also enter you to win a roll of Scotch Tape for your projects!

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  1. joy Klopfenstein says:

    We always do homemade ornaments and gifts each year this year we have made handprint tiles. Our ornaments this year are a few different ones we are doing the cinnamon applesauce ones they smell great and hold up well. We will also do the salt dough ornaments and will most definately be doing these as well.

  2. joy Klopfenstein says:

    Shared on facebook

  3. Really love how easy this craft is, my 2 year old will love practicing his cutting and taping skills while helping decorate the house for the holidays.

    Followed and tweeted.

  4. Jackie says:

    My kids are older now…but they use to love making cards for their grandparents. One year we made soap for the grandmas. Thanks for the craft idea and giveaway!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  5. Alison S. says:

    This will be the first year we’ve had a kid old enough to actually get excited about Christmas, etc. My husband is actually excited about putting up our tree. I’m looking forward to doing Christmas cookies and all the other fun things that go with the holidays.

  6. Alison S. says:

    I shared this giveaway on facebook

  7. Pam L. says:

    I use the double sided tape for scrap booking and making Christmas cards

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  10. i love making a gingerbread house with my kids
    mychancetowin at gmail dot com

  11. My son is just 2, so we plan to start traditions this year!! :)

  12. lynn cook says:

    we make paper chains out of different color construction paper and hang them around the doors in the house, the kids love it.

  13. lynn cook says:

    shared this giveaway on FB under cooklynn50@yahoo.com

  14. My son’s favorite things to make are edible. He likes to help cook cupcakes and cookies with me.

  15. I used to make Scandinavian hearts to hang on the tree with my mom. I can’t wait to do them with my daughters. I’ll definitely be doing this candy cane craft this year. Thanks!

  16. Debi Hubbard says:

    My kids are too old to want to do crafts with me now but when they were younger we used to make a lot of paper chains. I like your paper ornaments!

  17. Debi Hubbard says:
  18. What a great craft idea! And they’d look great on any tree.

  19. Dana Rivera says:

    Love making pine cone Christmas trees!

    dmraca at gmail dot com

  20. Dana Rivera says:

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/DayLeeDana/status/6955695224135681

    dmraca at gmail dot com

    twitter name DayLeeDana

  21. Patti Hess says:

    we like to make snowflakes

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks

  22. thepricklypinecone says:

    Our favorite Christmas craft with kids is salt dough ornaments!

  23. I love making gingerbread ornaments this time of year!!
    vrtheriot@gmail.com

    I love these ornaments so easy and so cute!!

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  28. we lie stringing popcorn

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