Festive Kid Made Candy Cane & Ribbon Ornaments

Festive Kid Made Candy Cane & Ribbon Ornaments

Festive Kid Made Candy Cane & Ribbon Ornaments

In our house the Christmas spirit abounds!  I love making holiday crafts with the kids and finding inspiration from the Christmas books we read.  This ornament takes its inspiration from one of my childhood favorites – A Thousand Candy Santas by Daphne Doward Hogstrom.  My copy is well loved and something I treasure.  We made these fun and easy candy cane & ribbon ornaments in under 30 minutes.

Materials Needed

Festive Kid Made Candy Cane & Ribbon Ornaments

  • Candy canes (two per ornament)
  • Curling ribbon
  • Gift bows
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Place the candy canes together back to back.  Wrap a piece of tape around the top (under the curl) to hold the candy canes together.
  • Wrap another piece of tape around the bottom of the sticks to help keep the candy canes together.
  • Cut a piece of ribbon (18 inches – 24 inches).
  • Use a small piece of tape to secure the end of the ribbon to the bottom of the candy canes.
  • Start wrapping the ribbon tightly around the candy canes (younger children will need help with this step).
  • Wrap the ribbon around the candy canes until you reach the curl.
  • If you have extra ribbon cut it off.  
  • Secure the end with a small piece of tape.
  • Cut another piece of ribbon (12 inches) and tie it securely under the curls.  Make a loop with the ends to serve as a hanger.
  • Add a gift bow to the candy canes just under the curls (we found that you needed a piece of tape to secure this).

Festive Kid Made Candy Cane & Ribbon Ornaments

  • Display!

The kids and I had a lot of fun reading A Thousand Candy Santas and making this easy but cute ornament.  They have both hung them up – Buddy choose to add it to our gingerbread tree and Boo Boo put her’s on her bedroom tree.

Festive Kid Made Candy Cane & Ribbon Ornaments


This post is part of the 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas series hosted by Mama Miss – make sure you take a peak at all of the other ornaments.

Festive Kid Made Candy Cane & Ribbon Ornaments

Take a look at the other awesome bloggers who shared ornaments today here:

Glow in the Dark Snowflakes from Mum in the Madhouse

Salt Dough Angels from Emma Owl

 

Festive Kid Made Candy Cane & Ribbon Ornaments

 

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  1. Melissa December 7, 2016
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