Have you read the adorable Christmas story, Katie the Candy Cane Fairy? We love the whole series by author Tim Bugbird. In this post, we are sharing a craft inspired by this book – a darling Katie the Candy Cane Fairy Ornament!
Find even more ideas and inspiration with the annual kid-made Christmas hop. It just so happens that the ornament we made 2 years ago for the series is another book by this author, Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy.
→ See the Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments here!
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About the Book:
Every Christmas, Katie the Candy Cane Fairy and her friends put on a concert with magical candy canes. Except this year, all the candy canes were missing their magical stripes. They go looking for new ones fearing that they can’t do their show without them. In the end, they realize they don’t need magic to shine and they find out what happened with all the strips (so cute!).
Adorable illustrations with fun text (bouncy, not just a straight line) + a couple of great lessons! Ages 3-7.
Katie the Candy Cane Fairy Ornament Craft
- cardstock (add patterned scrapbook papers too!)
- glue (we used our 3″ Xyron Sticker Maker)
- candy cane embellishment
- hole punch
- ‘Fairy Friends’ stamp set from Lawn Fawn
1. Have your child color the stamp with a black marker (or use ink). Press onto white cardstock.
2. Ask your child to color a Christmas fairy. Little Sister (age 5) wanted hers to look like the girl on the book cover, so copied the illustration right down to the blue and white striped leggings. Alternatively, print a fairy to color.
3. Make 2 or 3 star shapes from different colors and patterns of cardstock. We happened to have a star stencil with different sizes on it – perfect for younger children to trace! Cut these out when finished.
4. Cut around the fairy and glue it the smaller star shape. Little Sister enjoys using our Xyron Sticker Maker, so all the pieces were adhered with that – even the candy cane embellishment! I ended up doing the cutting because she was worried about cutting one of the teeny legs off.
5. Stack the stars using glue or the sticker maker. Add the candy cane or draw one on.
6. Punch a hole near the top and tie on a string for hanging.
10 Days of a Kid-made Christmas 2016
Here are today’s book inspiration:
- Ornament inspired by The Legend of the Candy Cane
- Eiffel Tower Ornament inspired by Madeline’s Christmas
- Mini Santa Letter Ornament inspired by The Jolly Christmas Postman
- Ornament inspired by The Snow Globe Family
Be sure to see all the kid-made Christmas ornaments over on Mama Miss!
We hope you enjoyed our Katie the Candy Cane Fairy ornament craft and hearing about the book!