Learning how to make a candy cane sleigh Christmas craft is fun and easy. These little crafts make excellent favors for holiday parties. If you need unique small gifts for a classroom, group or Sunday School this may fit the bill perfectly.
My daughters enjoy making these every Christmas. They’ve been popular with teens and college students. No matter how many we make they are always enjoyed by the recipient.
These are inexpensive to make. Using miniature size candies reduces the size of the craft but also decreases the expense. Materials can be picked up when they are on sale for further savings.
It is also a very quick project to make. Once you have the necessary materials gathered it only takes a few minutes to create each one. Creating many in one sitting is easy to do.
Plus, it’s adaptable. There may be times when you want or need to change the craft. You may want to limit sugar intake or avoid a food allergy. You can change candy cane sleigh Christmas craft to fit a variety of situations. Check out the list of ideas below for some possible substitutions.
There has never been a simpler craft to make. A hot glue gun and glue are a must. Each piece must remain wrapped. All you have to do is open the bags, glue the items together and you’re done.
Each candy cane sleigh Christmas craft requires the following:
1 miniature sized chocolate bar or similar item
2 candy canes for sleigh runners
1 chocolate Santa
1-3 candies for packages
Here’s how to make a candy cane sleigh Christmas craft:
Protect your workspace from possible hot glue drips. Either heavy paper or aluminum foil over a cloth is a good choice. You may already have your favorite method. That’s fine too.
Decide how many candy cane sleigh Christmas crafts you want to make. Gather the materials listed above for each one.
Plug in the hot glue gun to let it heat up. You can begin creating your craft as soon as it is ready.
Apply a few dots of glue to the candy cane. Press this against the side of the chocolate bar.
Repeat on side number two. Make sure that the candy canes face the same direction. The curved ends will form the front of the sleigh.
Add a large dot of glue to the base of the Santa. Place it against the front of the chocolate bar in between the candy canes. If necessary, add an extra dot of glue to each side of the Santa.
Put a dot of glue on the chocolate bar directly behind Santa. Select one of the “packages” and press firmly.
Add the other 1-2 “packages” in a pleasing manner.
Repeat as necessary until you have the number of candy cane sleigh Christmas crafts that you need.
Substituting items can make for a more unique gift. Keep the items age appropriate and do not use small parts that could cause choking in young children.
Here are suggestions for how to make a candy cane sleigh Christmas craft with substitutions.
How to make a candy cane sleigh Christmas craft substitution #1
Any boxed item will do. Some possibilities are:
Tin of mints
How to make a candy cane sleigh Christmas craft substitution #2
Any item with a cane shape will work. These may include:
How to make a candy cane sleigh Christmas craft substation #3
Any small non-breakable Santa figure can work. You may want to consider:
Large Santa Erasers
Flat Christmas ornament with a Santa picture
Santa printed from your computer on heavy card stock.
How to make a candy cane sleigh Christmas craft substation #4
Large erasers in package prints
Small wrapped packages with gifts inside
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