Easy Candy Cane

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This Easy Candy Cane will delight young children. It is easy to make and it can be done fast – instant gratification without the cavities. The model is good for decorating a tree, decorating a gift, or it can be placed on card stock and made into a card.

Instructions for Easy Candy Cane

easy candy cane

Step 1:

Start with a square sheet of paper that is red on one side and white on the back side. Place the paper so it is white-side up and in “diamond” position (balanced on one of its corners).

Fold the paper in half (bottom to top) except not exactly in half. Leave a small gap at the top so a bit of white paper is showing.

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Step 2:

Turn the paper over.

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Step 3:

Fold up the bottom just a bit – the size of this fold will define the width of your candy cane.

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Step 4:

Notice that a bit of white paper is showing at the edges of the paper. Fold the paper up again.

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Step 5:

Now you have two stripes of white on the left and right sides. Fold the paper up again.

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Step 6:

Continue folding the paper up so you get more red and white stripes.

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Step 7:

Keep going until all the paper has been folded into a flat tube. Depending on the type of paper you use, you may need a dab of glue or a piece of tape to tack down the paper. Otherwise, it might unravel.

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Step 8:

Estimate approx 1/3 the distance from one end of the paper. Fold up the paper so it is perpendicular like the letter “L”.

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Step 9:

Make another perpendicular fold on the tip of the short end of the “L”. This makes a hook.

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Step 10:

Rotate slightly and you’ve got yourself an origami
Candy Cane. Again, depending on the thickness of the paper, you may need to place the candy cane under a heavy book for a couple of hours so the model stays flat.

Try different colored paper, it’s fun!

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