Candy Cane Christmas Crafts - DIY Candy Cane Mice Decorations0
Step By Step - DIY Christmas Mice Candy Cane Decorations
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.
Now we are entering the festive season, once again, it is the perfect time to get youngsters and adults making Christmas crafts together. There is no greater satisfaction than from doing DIY decorations, no matter your age. Follow our steps below to make one of these very cute candy cane mouse decorations for your Christmas tree.
1. Trace round the simple pattern pieces (body & Large Ear pieces) onto scraps of Papermill Direct card, I used Blush Pink and White Smooth. Cut out with scissors.
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.
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.
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.
Adhesives used: Glue, 3D Foam pads
Scraps of pattern paper, Adhesive gems, sequins from stash
Tools Used: Scissors, (Craft Knife), pencil
Pattern link: http://www.marthastewart.com/2...
DIY Christmas Decorations from Candy Cane's to Cards
There are still many weeks to go before Christmas, you might find that now is also the perfect opportunity encourage your children to make Christmas cards for family and friends. Nothing shows they care more than a hand made gift whilst is also fun to make.