Friday, December 24, 2010

Candy Cane Letters

Mommy Craft

This craft is too easy not to do it for your kids! I saw the idea here, and just had to make them. Of course, how neat would it have been for them to find them on the tree Christmas morning?! But, Gracie loved hers when she saw it the day before.

To make this craft you will need:
  • Candy canes ***take off the plastic!***
  • Silicone backing sheet/pan OR parchment paper **do NOT use wax paper--live and learn, sigh**
  • Oven
  • Wooden skewer (optional)
  • Ribbon (optional)
Heat your oven to 250. Put the canes on the silicone baking sheet or parchment paper and put in the oven for 10 minutes. TAKE THE PLASTIC OFF THE CANES FIRST!

This is the hot part--but you can do it.

The candy is only pliable for about 2-3 minutes. Shape your candy carefully into the first letter of your child's name.

If you have a harder letter like "E" or "A" you will want to break your candy cane in pieces before putting it the oven. That way you have pieces to stick together to make your letter. I was able to make my "T" for Thomas with the cane intact, but it may have been easier with a long piece and a short piece.

Use a wooden skewer or something else to make a hole in the top while it is still hot. When it cools you can hang in on the tree!

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