Candy Cane Clingers: Wildlife Decoration & Gift Idea

christmas decorations

We are getting into the spirit of Christmas at Wildlife Fun 4 Kids, which means I’ve been preparing another gift for you all again this year.  I know it seems a little early for a Christmas craft, but believe it or not, it’s only five weeks until Santa gets here!

Candy Cane Decorations

Last year I made these Wildlife Christmas gift Tags for you all, but this year’s gifts are these candy cane holders. Candy canes are always a good choice when decorating the house or the Christmas tree. They are festive and they’re yummy! These holders are just another way to display candy canes a little differently, and of course I want to bring a little bit of wildlife fun into your Christmas decorations too.

Decorate on curtain poles

Hang on cups and glasses

Decorate the Christmas tree

wildlife candy cane holders

Candy cane holder as a gift idea

We printed these out and made them for the girls’ kindy carers, but they would make great presents for fellow classmates, teachers and even family and friends.

Make the Candy Cane holders

1. Download them by clicking on the image. I’ve made versions for the two top countries that visit Wildlife Fun 4 Kids – Australia and the United States. Click on the image to download.

Free Candy Cane holder printable candy cane decorations

Download the Aussie Candy Cane Clingers

Download the US Candy Cane Clingers

2. Then, paste the paper onto some recycled cardboard. We used a cardboard cereal packet.

3. Cut them out. It does take someone with a little more experience with scissors to cut these out though, so this might be a job for the parents.

4. Once they are all cut out, flip them around a candy cane and glue the ends together. You may have to hold it with your fingers for a couple of minutes.

I’ll be sprinkling a few more Christmas posts around WF4K as we draw closer to the day. If you aren’t feeling quite in the mood yet, I know something that might help with that. Watch these Wildlife Christmas songs with your child and you’re sure to start feeling that Christmas spirit!

I hope you like your Christmas Candy Cane holders and that they help to decorate your house or become lovely little gifts for your family and friends. Christmas is the perfect time to give and I hope these bring a smile to the faces of whoever receives them.

Other candy cane ideas for christmas

Candy Cane Mice

Reindeer candy cane holder 

Penguin Candy Cane Holder

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    • Penny says

      Thanks Jackie! They looks really good on wine glasses but since this is a site for children, I decided it wouldn;t be a good idea to highlight it here. :p

  1. Debs says

    Well, you know what I think of these… I love them! They are so adorable. Thank you for sharing them with us free of charge. Scissors in front of the TV, here I come :)

    • Penny says

      Thank you so much for sharing these with the world at Learn with Play at Home. I really appreciate it! So glad you like them, and yes the cutting is the hardest part of these clingers. :)

  2. says

    Oh, so adorable! These are making me homesick for AU. Especially the adorable Kookaburra which was a fave of ours while there. I am going to make some of these and surprise the boys. Thanks for sharing the printables. Fantastic as always!!!

    • Penny says

      Oh Steph, I’m sure the boys will love them. I’m not sure how long they will last on our tree. The twinkles love them.

  3. Katey says

    Gorgeous! I’ve made similar with the candy cane as a mouses tail as I have a cute little story but may have to try these this year. Thanks for sharing

    • Penny says

      I saw those on Martha Stewarts site. So adorable! Katey, can you email me the link and I’ll add it in the post. :)

    • Penny says

      Thanks so much Kate. It’s something just that little different. I was going to add them to wine glasses for the photo and though, No, this is a kid site! They do look nice on wine glasses though.

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