I've made these before with my Elementary Art students and they absolutely LOVED these Paper Candy Canes! It was a great project to do before the holidays and the fact you could make them so simply made it a real hit. I decided to try it with C too. She LOVED it too. It occupied her for a good hour or so. Keep reading to find out how to make these. SO EASY and with simple materials that I'm sure you have at home.
All you need for this project is:
White copy paper (or any kind will work)
red and green markers/crayons (or other colors)
To Create Paper Candy Canes:
First, design a white paper of any size with markers/crayons with two to three lines along the edge of the paper. You can use a ruler if you want the lines straighter. I think using a ruler for C would have just frustrated her, but older children may appreciate a ruler.
Turn your paper to the back side and then roll the paper from corner to corner so the drawn lines start to wrap diagonally to look like a candy cane.
After that, take a pencil and curl the top to look like a hook.
We made a lot....big, medium, and small sized candy canes... They could be hung on your Christmas tree like ornaments or even as a garland if they were attached to a ribbon.
I'm excited to share more Christmas posts with you in the coming weeks...