Candy Cane Kelp Craft

18 Dec 2017

‘Tis the season when you may find yourself with a bunch of extra candy canes. Thankfully, Kelp and I have a solution! You can use them to create your very own Kelp, from Not Quite Narwhal, with a candy cane horn! Or create a whole herd of Kelps!

Final Craft Product

There are two versions of this craft. Version A lays flat, while Version B stands up with the help of a toilet paper tube.

What You'll Need

What you’ll need:

  • A Kelp coloring sheet (< download here)
  • Coloring supplies
  • Scissors
  • A candy cane
  • Tape
  • A toilet paper tube (for Version B)

Version A:

Color in your Kelp

Step 1: Color your Kelp however you’d like!

Cut out your Kelp

Step 2: Cut out Kelp all around his helmet.

Cut on the dotted line

Step 3: Have an adult help you cut along each of the three dotted lines.

Insert candy cane

Step 4: Carefully insert the candy cane through each opening to create Kelp’s horn.

Tape the back

Step 5: Tape the candy cane in place on the back.

Version A Final

Version B:

Follow Steps 1-3 from Version A.

Version 2 Step 4

Step 4: Poke 2 holes in the toilet paper tube. The first about 1/3 of the way from the bottom of the tube. The second about 1/3 of the way from the top of the tube on the opposite side.

Version 2 Step 5

Step 5: Insert the candy cane in through the bottom hole, and out through the top.

Version 2 Step 6

Step 6: Rotate the candy cane so that the hook is wrapped around the back of the toilet paper tube.

Final with Lights

Step 7: Carefully insert the candy cane through each of the three openings in Kelp’s forehead and helmet to create the horn.

Thanks for crafting with me! If you decide to make a Candy Cane Kelp, I’d love to see it! Tag me on Twitter or Instagram, or use the #notquitenarwhal hashtag for any photos you might post.