Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments

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Fun craft to do with your kids to make a beaded candy cane ornaments.


  • Wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Red and White Beads


  1. Begin by snipping about 6 inches of wire.
  2. Lay out your beads and model to children how you will be creating a pattern. You can do this in a variety of ways. You can do two red and one white and repeat, or one red and then one white and repeat. Or, you can really create any pattern you wish, using the beads in any sort of alteration.
  3. Place your first bead on. Leave a little wire at the end of the bead that you can then twist tightly around the bead, creating a knot at the end. It is important to do this so all of your other beads stay on.
  4. Now, start threading beads on, creating your pattern.
  5. Once you have covered the whole length of ribbon, repeat the knotting process at the alternate end. This will keep the length of beads intact.
  6. Bend the wire to create a hook or candy cane shape.