Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments
Here's an easy craft to do with children: Create pipe cleaner candy canes to hang on your Christmas tree. Fun for young children to make and give as gifts, too. The following items can be found at your local craft store.


  • 1 package (25 pc.) green chenille pipe cleaners, 12″ x 6mm
  • 1 package pony beads — red, 6×9 mm
  • 1 package pony beads — white, 6×9 mm


  1. Use wire cutters or old scissors to cut the pipe cleaners in half.
  2. Slide one bead to the end of a pipe cleaner, turning the end around the bead to keep it in place. Alternate red and white beads until the pipe cleaner is full.
  3. Turn the end around the last bead. Bend into a candy cane shape and hang on your tree.
  4. The candy cane may also be used as a package decoration.

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