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a sweet peppermint angel candy cane crafty craft

This is a Quick and Easy Christmas Craft (my favorite kind of craft) I came up with for the kiddos to make & give to friends at church, homeschool group, etc. 

Christmas Candy Cane Angel Craft-printable pattern and tutorial via @melissao from Pink Paper

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peppermint candy cane paper angel garland  


Peppermint Candy Cane Angel

Before we start our angel tutorial, have you chosen an advent activity to do with your kiddos yet? 

If not I *highly* recommend Truth in the Tinsel.  It is a quick, easy yet still crafty and fun way to spend time each day focusing on the Lord and teaching your children the true meaning of Christmas.  Click below to learn more about it (and use code peptalk to get a 20% discount!) 

Click here to get Truth in the Tinsel and teach your children the real meaning of Christmas this year!

You can also listen to the Christmas Episode of the Peptalk podcast to hear a great interview with Amanda about the book!

Okay let's make an angel!

What you need to get started:

Supplies needed for the peppermint candy cane paper angel  

-Free Printable Angel Pattern <--click to download
-scrapbook paper (most of the paper we used is discontinued now 11/2013), but Carta Bella has this pretty pink & vintagy Christmas paper by Deena Rutter and if you shrink the pattern down a little you could use this cute 6x6 paper pad from American Crafts)
-scissors (My absolute favorite scissors for crafting are the Fiskars Soft Touch Scissors (shown above) because they are great for cutting detail and super sharp, plus my hand doesn't get tired when I'm cutting a lot of stuff because of the way the handle is designed.  Not for kiddos though, like I said, super sharp!)
-candy canes (hint these go on sale for next to nothing after Christmas and you can *freeze* them and they come out just fine next year! - at least they have for me.  Worth a try if you need to buy a lot for Sunday School crafts or homeschool group crafts etc.)
-embellishments (if desired) such as sequins, glitter, stickers etc.

Step One:

Print out the pattern and cut it out. 

Cut the pattern for the peppermint candy cane paper angel  

The pattern should be about 7" long when you print it out.  If it's not, you may need to enlarge it (choose: file: print preview: scale: 125%).

Step Two:

Cut slits on the dashed lines only and fold back the paper.

Cut_pattern for for the peppermint candy cane paper angel  

Step Three:

Fold your patterned paper in half with wrong side facing out and trace the angel on the fold.

Trace pattern for for the peppermint candy cane paper angel

Trace pattern again for for the peppermint candy cane paper angel  

Step Four:

Cut out the angel that you traced on the patterned paper.

Cut slits for the peppermint candy cane paper angel  

When you cut the slits for the candy canes, only cut the sides of the slits as shown above (not the top part).

Step Three:

Open the angel up and write a message on the back if it's for a special friend.  Or decorate it with glitter and sequins.

Open the peppermint candy cane paper angel

Or just leave it plain.


Step Four:

Insert the candy cane from the back in an "over/under" pattern as shown below.

Insert the peppermint candy cane paper angel  

Step Five:

Delight friends and family with a sweet treat. :)

 peppermint candy cane paper angel

(and take photos so I can see!  I love it when ya'll send me photos of the projects you've made with my patterns and tutorials--

Hey, I was just thinking, maybe I should start a flickr group for all the photos you guys are always sending me?  I will work on that tonight & post when it's done!  I did it!  We have our own flickr group now, so if you make the angels go an upload them there--or if you've made flowers or turkeys or any projects featured here upload them to share with us all! yippee! I'm so excited!  Here is the link:

Pink Paper Peppermints -- Readers Get Crafty

That was a few years ago, how about a Pinterest board now instead? Yay!  Gonna work on that!)


We're on our way to a *very* busy Christmas-y weekend of decorating and church activities and visiting and a ladies Christmas brunch...

{I'm teaching the ladies how to make a little fabric ornament that I'll show you next week.}

Sneak Peek:

sneak peek at a little fabric house ornament

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

Grace & Peace this lovely Christmas season,

"May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the LORD."
-Psalm 104:34


Click here to get Truth in the Tinsel and teach your children the real meaning of Christmas this year!