Puzzle Piece Candy Cane Ornament for Kids

Here is an easy to make ornament for kids. This is just one of the 100 Christmas Crafts, Activities, and Recipes found in Christmas Crafts for Kids.  The Puzzle Piece Candy Cane Ornament makes a great gift kids can make for Grandma.
puzzle piece candy cane ornament

Christmas Ornament Kids Can Make


I don’t know about you, but we always seem to have a couple random puzzle pieces that don’t have a home – or worse yet a puzzle missing just a couple pieces that without them is useful! So as I was trying to come up with some fun crafts to make this year I just knew I wanted to try to utilize them!
Christmas Ornament Kids Can Make

First paint puzzle pieces red & white. You will need about about 5 red and 5 white for a medium size ornament. You may need to do 2 coats with white paint, but no need to let it dry completely between coats. You can always use more and make a beautiful wall decoration too!

Christmas Ornament Kids Can Make

Allow pieces to dry a couple of hours or until thoroughly dry.

Christmas Ornament Kids Can Make

How to Make Puzzle Piece Candy Cane Ornament

Now you have 2 choices on how to assemble your candy cane.
  1. Paint the pieces with Mod Podge and assemble into candy cane shape as you go, piece by piece. This will take longer to dry, but it kid friendly and produces a shiny coated ornament.
  2. Use a hot glue gun - Using a hot glue gone goes very quickly and is done almost instantly.  However, hot glue guns are not safe for use by children and requires close adult supervision.
We did ours both ways and plan to keep one and give one away as a homemade gift.
Christmas Craft for Kids - Candy Cane Ornament
Here is our finished puzzle piece candy cane ornament.


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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.