Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Craft

If you’re looking for a new new ornament to make with your kids this year, check out this simple candy cane Christmas ornament craft.

Here’s an easy preschool Christmas ornament to add to your Christmas activities this year. Twisting pipe cleaners is a great fine motor activity, and this pipe cleaner craft is perfect for little hands!

You won’t need much in the way of supplies to get this craft going with your little ones. If you’ve got pipe cleaners and ribbon, you’re all set!

Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Craft

Twisting the pipe cleaners is a great way for preschoolers to strengthen fine motor skills. Because this ornament is so easy to make, kids can make quite a few in just a short time.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 red 12-inch pipe cleaners
  • 2 white 12-inch pipe cleaners
  • ¼” wide green ribbon
  • scissors
  • twine or ribbon for a hanger

What You’ll Do

Bunch the two same-color pipe cleaners into an even stack and fold them all in half. 

Twist the two doubled over white pipe cleaners together from one end all the way to the other end so it looks like one 6” pipe cleaner. 

Repeat step 2 with the red pipe cleaner.

Then, twist the red and white pieces together as well, trying to twist them tightly and evenly. Twist ends together tightly so the pieces don’t untwist.

Bend into a candy cane shape.

Cut a 12” piece of your green ribbon and tie it around your candy cane in a bow. Trim the edges as desired.

Take an 8” piece of hemp cord, double it over and tie the loose ends into a knot.

Attach your hemp cord loop to the top/middle of your pipe cleaner candy cane and hang it for all to see!


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (picture book edition)Christmas in the Big Woods (Little House Picture Book)


Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.

These handmade, adorable Christmas finger puppets are perfect for Holiday party favors or any play day!

Turn ordinary laundry pins into a fun clothespin Christmas tree ornament that your kids will love hanging on the tree this season. 

Kids will love this adorable Candy Cane Holder and Gift Tag that is perfect for little ones!

With this Magic Reindeer recipe, kids can help guide Santa’s reindeer to your home on Christmas Eve!

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