This peppermint candy cane craft was an instant hit with both of our daughters, ages 3 and 7. A painted candy cane craft instantly turned into something much more special as they both smelled the peppermint extract and talked about how yummy it smelled and how much their craft smelled like the real thing. This Christmas craft is very simple to put together and has huge "again, please!" appeal. Just make sure your kids don't eat the peppermint paint (yes, our daughters asked if they could)!

What you'll need:

  • Candy Cane Template
  • Red construction paper
  • White paint
  • Peppermint extract (found in grocery store baking aisle)
  • Paint brushes
  • Bowl for mixing the paint in
  • Scissors
How to make your Peppermint Candy Cane Craft
  1. Print our candy cane template and cut the piece out. Trace it onto red construction paper and cut that out.
  2. Pour some white paint into the mixing bowl.
  3. Pour in some peppermint extract. It will immediately look like the two won't mix, but just keep stirring. It helps to start with a little extract and add more if you need to increase the smell of it.
  4. Have your child paint the white peppermint paint onto their red candy cane cutout. Our older daughter was able to paint stripes on hers, while our younger daughter was a bit more free with her stripes. They both look great!
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