Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

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  • Step 2

    Thread beads onto a pipe cleaner. We alternated between red and white beads to make a candy cane.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Continue threading on beads until ¾ of the pipe cleaner is filled.

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  • Step 4

    Cut both ends of the pipe cleaner so that they’re about a half inch long.

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  • Step 5

    Fold each end of the pipe cleaner and stick them into the beads on either end to keep the beads in place. Then, shape your candy cane!

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  • Tip

    Candy canes are made for hanging on trees with their little “hook” at the top. For other ornament shapes, try tying a piece of ribbon to the top!

  • Done!

    You just made a candy cane ornament! What else can you make using the same technique?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6
    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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