Candy Cane Christmas Trees

Candy Canes Christmas Tree Ornament

Today I am blogging for the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary school.  I, like so many others, didn’t know what I could do to help and then I heard about Cookies & Crafts for Sandy Hook tribute.  I knew immediately that this was something that I could do to show my support in some small way.  There are many bloggers joining in this tribute today and our hope that we can provide a little comfort and perhaps a little joy despite this horrific tragedy.  This morning I woke up to this beautiful rainbow outside of my window.  This picture doesn’t even begin to do it justice – it was so beautiful!

It spanned my entire backyard and the utter beauty of the rainbow brought tears to my eyes.  There  is always hope and there will always be beauty in our lives.

Rainbow 2

Today I thought a sweet little craft to do with your kiddos was very appropriate.  There is nothing more important than spending time with our little ones and my kiddos and I are the crafty sort :)  Candy Cane Christmas Trees are super versatile and can be used as ornaments, gift toppers, and even small gifts.  They take hardly any time at all and are very inexpensive to make – perfect for a classroom full of kids!

What you’ll need:

  • Green Felt
  • glue {craft glue, or hot glue}
  • yellow foam
  • beads and/or other assorted “ornaments”

Instructions: Roughly measure out a piece of green felt to see how tall you want your tree to be.  You want the candy cane trunk to show :) Candy Cane Christmas Craft Step 1

Keep the felt folded and cut out a Christmas tree shape.

Cut slits where indicated for the candy cane to slide through.  You want them just big enough for the candy cane.

This is what your tree should look like:

Candy Cane Christmas Trees Step 3

Now it’s time to decorate.  Pull out the candy cane and glue on a star and some ornaments.  You can use Elmer’s Glue-All or hot glue depending on ages {and speed you want to go!}.   Just allow time for the glue to dry before inserting the candy cane again.

They are so pretty!

Now it’s time to insert the candy canes…

And voila!

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Hang them on a tree:

I hope you enjoyed this little craft today and take the time to do something special with your loved ones.

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

Please join us in honoring the community of Newtown today by posting a craft or a cookie and a tribute. If you wish to donate, one good place is Newtown Youth & Community Services. In addition, some businesses are donating portions of their profits from sales today. Here is a list of participating businesses:

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  1. What a nice craft to do with kids! I think I may have all the supplies at home already and hope to make these with my boys this weekend. I posted today as well in support of Newtown and can’t get the people and their sorrow off my mind. It’s terribly sad.
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  2. You woke up to rainbow this morning?? That’s perfect! And your trees are pretty cute too :)
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  3. The CT PTSA organization is asking people to make paper snowflakes to decorate the new school Sandy Hook students will attend after the holidays. School equipment will be there but the walls will be bare. You can get the address to mail the snowflakes from the CT. PTSA website. I am making snowflakes to send in and I hope others will too!.

  4. Thank you for sharing this project !! I can’t make them this year but I absolutely will next year..I think these would be great to take to a school, either a grand-childs, your own youngsters class room, a teacher that you know ,,whomever.

  5. Paula Varju says:

    Hi! I was wondering if there are templates for the trees and stars, or did you just free-hand them? Thank you so much!

  6. Yes, I would like to know the same thing as PAULA….& Where do I go to buy the flowers $ stars???? PLEASE reply.THANKS in advance..

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