Last year, I made these wildlife gift tags for you as a printable Christmas present – but this year I’ve made you something extra special… candy cane animals! Candy canes are not only perfect for adorning a Christmas tree but they make lovely gifts for someone special. They are festive, super cute, and most importantly, yummy.
Over candy canes? These Reindeer Noses are a great alternative!
These candy cane animal tags mean you can display candy canes a little differently, and of course, they are a great way to bring a little bit of wildlife fun into your Christmas decorations.
How to use the candy cane animal tags
- Decorate on curtain poles
- Hang them on cups as decor for your Christmas table
- Give them as gifts to school friends, teachers or work mates
- Hang them on your Christmas tree
Kids that receive them will be thrilled. They make good finger puppets once the candy cane has been eaten too.
What you’ll need:
- Candy canes
- Download the candy cane animals by clicking the links below.
FREE TO DOWNLOAD
Download the Aussie Candy Cane Clingers
Download the US Candy Cane Clingers
Make the candy cane animal tags
- Print your animals on thicker paper or paste the paper onto some recycled cardboard. We recycled a cardboard cereal box.
- Cut them out. It does take someone with good scissor skills to cut these out though, so this might be a job for parents.
- 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 used a peg.
I hope you like your Christmas Candy Cane animals. They will come in handy, whether to decorate your home or as gifts for special friends and family.
Oh, so cute,. I love them hanging from the glasses.
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
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 🙂
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. 🙂
Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky says
These are so adorable! I’m pinning it to my Christmas board.
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These are wonderful…the twins are going to love them…going to use them on the Chrissy tree…when i finally get it up! Thanks so much for sharing your printables…clever lady!
Thanks Jode. I can’t wait to put mine on the Christmas tree. I love them too. 🙂
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!!!
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.
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
I saw those on Martha Stewarts site. So adorable! Katey, can you email me the link and I’ll add it in the post. 🙂
Janice - Learning4kids says
Oh, these are so so cute! I love them handing from the glass. Printing as we type – thank you……love your ideas Penny! x
Thanks for your support as always beautiful!
Kate - An Everyday Story says
Penny these are so sweet. You are so clever 😀 I’m hosting Christmas this year so the family might just be getting little kookaburras hanging off their glasses…
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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Julie - Ladybugs Spots says
These are great, the girls will definitely love doing them!
P.S: 5 weeks?? Really???
I am going to make these as SWAPS for the Sydney Girl Guide Jamboree in October. They will be great for international Girl Guides to take home. Thanks for the template & the fabulous idea 🙂
Penny Whitehouse says
You’re welcome Robynne, I’m so glad you found them useful xx
Megan Moon says
I was trying to download your gorgeos Free printable candy cane animal tags but to no avail. Would it be possible to send me the link or a copy of them? Your work is inspirational, thank you so much.
Have a greta day and stay well.
Hi Megan, sorry. This has been updated and you should be able to access them now.