It doesn’t get much simpler or more fun than these beaded candy canes! These candy canes are great for the Christmas tree or as little homemade gifts. This is a great threading activity for all ages from preschoolers all the way up to adults! So get out your pipe cleaners and beads and get busy creating your own beaded candy canes.
Beaded Candy Canes
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Our 5-year-old asked to do crafts this afternoon and because it’s almost Christmas we decided to make these beaded candy canes. She originally made them a year ago while at preschool so she was excited to show us how to make them. This is a great activity for kids of all ages. Miss three could easily join in and I even had fun beading today!
Extend this activity to involve following a pattern sequence or just having fun creating a random design. These beaded candy canes are a fantastic way for young children to practice their fine motor skills and they are loads of fun to make!
You Will Need
Let’s Get Creating
Start by gathering all of the materials needed. When selecting the beads it will be much easier for children to thread beads onto the pipe cleaners if they have decent-sized holes. Again younger children will find this activity easier with larger beads so take all of this into consideration when selecting the beads to use for this activity.
Cut a pipe cleaner to the desired length. For standard-length pipe cleaners, you can simply cut them in half. Mini candy canes are also fun to make and perfect if you are short on beads.
Bend the pipe cleaner into a candy cane shape, this can also be done after threading all of the beads onto the pipe cleaner if preferred.
Thread a bead onto the pipe cleaner and bend the end of the pipe cleaner over slightly so the bead doesn’t fall off. Continue threading the beads onto the pipe cleaner until almost entirely covered. Once at the end bend the pipe cleaner over to keep all of the beads secure.
Stick to traditional red and white or mix it up like we did and have some fun!
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Thank you for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed making these beaded candy canes today!