Cloth Candy Canes

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Cloth Candy Canes
Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages preschooler

Fashioned from colorful fabrics, this sweet Christmas icon will last season after season.

What you'll need

  • 3 strips of cotton fabric (we recommend using different colors and/or prints), 3 by 12 inches
  • Waxed paper
  • White glue
  • Small paintbrush
  • 3 pipe cleaners
  • Wire cutters (optional)

How to make it

  1. Step 1

    One at a time, lay each fabric strip, printed side down, on a waxed paper-covered surface and use a paintbrush to coat it with a thin layer of glue. Place a pipe cleaner along one long edge.

  2. Cloth Candy Canes - Step 2

    Roll the fabric around it as tightly as possible. Smooth down the outer edge.

  3. Cloth Candy Canes - Step 3

    Pinch together the tops of the 3 wrapped pipe cleaners. Tightly twist them into a spiral and bend the top into a candy cane shape.

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    Set the cane in a short drinking glass to dry (it can take several hours, depending on the humidity). Then neaten the ends by trimming them with wire cutters, if needed.

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