Candy Cane Mice - A simple idea for Children’s Christmas Crafting


Posted on 2nd November 2015 by Angela Dodson
Filed under All Papercraft Tutorials, Projects And Cards By Type, Kids Craft Ideas

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Hello, it’s Angela again and this week the DT theme is ‘pinterest inspired Christmas makes’.  I thought these little Candy Cane Mice were a cute and easy craft idea for Children to make for Christmas.  Whilst the original idea uses felt, I thought it would also be a good way to use scraps of card and paper and be a craft activity that even smaller children will enjoy as it uses simple shapes and very little in the way of adhesives, face details can be drawn on or added with gems, sequins or other embellishments.


1.  Trace round the simple pattern pieces (body & Large Ear pieces) onto scraps of Papermill Direct card, I used Baby Pink and White Hammered.  Cut out with scissors.

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Apply glue to pattern paper ear pieces and glue in place onto front of larger ear piece.  Add a 3D foam pad to the back.

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Take body piece and cut 2 slits for Candy Cane to slide through.  Adults can do this with a craft knife.  Slide candy cane through the slits and gently curve the card body to give a little shape.  Pinch the front to form a face.

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Adults and Older children may want to experiment with different techniques such as stamping and inking, creating vintage as well as modern styles. Younger children can have fun with the crayons, scraps and embellishments to create little Candy Cane Mice as decorations or little Christmas gifts for school friends perhaps.

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Materials Used:

Baby Pink Card - Papermilldirect

White Hammered Card - Papermilldirect

Candy Canes

Adhesives used: Glue, 3D Foam pads

Scraps of pattern paper, Adhesive gems, sequins from stash

Tools Used: Scissors, (Craft Knife), pencil

Pattern link:

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