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Cotton Wool Candy Canes

I had a sudden panic before I blogged this. Is it too simple?! Is it pinnable?! Then I remembered something really important. This was fun. Yep, it was fun and I did it with my three year old son and he enjoyed it. So that’s a good thing right? Actually it’s a great thing 🙂 So here’s the cotton wool candy canes we made, because hopefully you and your kids will find them fun too.

Cotton Wool Candy Cane Crafts for Preschoolers

This was such a quick and simple craft to do, it was a miserable rainy afternoon and the baby had just nodded off meaning I had 10 minutes spare before she woke up demanding another feed. My son is really interested in the candy canes that are currently in Starbucks so I thought he would enjoy doing a little bit of candy cane crafting. I had no time to prep this at all but it only took me about a minute to set up, perfect for when you are in a rush!

I literally just cut the candy cane shapes out of some red card and then we sat down together sticking on some cotton wool with glue to make the ‘stripes’. It was fun, we love sticking!


Sometimes I look at things on Pinterest and I think ‘that looks amazing!’ and then I have to remind myself that it’s something a grown up has done, not a preschooler. And that’s fine (really, I am fine with that!) but it’s also totally fine for your kid to do stuff that’s at their own level and is just…fun. And real. And about enjoying yourselves.

Because it was chucking it down the photos of my boy crafting are beyond bad, but because I’m all about the reality today, here’s one of the photos that wouldn’t normally make it onto the site, from me trying to photograph what we made while the baby walked all over it, spreading biscuit crumbs in her wake.

candy cane kids craftI guess Christmas is all about the kids after all 🙂

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  1. 11th December 2014 / 8:06 pm

    Great simple idea and good fun.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  2. 15th December 2014 / 8:53 pm

    These are lovely and perfect for little hands to make. Like you say, Christmas should be all about the kids x

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