Origami Candy Cane

Candy Cane Diagram

origami candy cane
  1. Begin with a square piece of paper that is colored on one side and white on the other side. Place the white side facing up.

  2. Fold the paper in half to form a triangle except offset the paper a little so there is a white border about ¼ inch all around.

  3. Turn the paper over so that you only see the colored side.

  4. Fold the base of the triangle up a little (about ¼ inch). You will immediately notice that the tips of the triangle begin to have a colored-white-colored striation.

  5. Fold the base of the triangle up again and again.

  6. Repeat until the entire triangle has been folded into a striped stick.

    Depending on the type of paper you use, you may or may not need a small piece of tape to secure the paper so it doesn't unravel.

  7. To make the stick into a candy cane, fold a 90 degree angle about a third of the way down.

    It will look like the letter "L". If necessary, use a small piece of tape to keep the shape.

  8. Fold the tip of the letter "L" up to form a hook. If necessary, use a small piece of tape to keep the shape.

    If you do not want to use tape, you can place the origami candy cane under a stack of books to help it keep its shape.

  9. Rotate and you have an origami candy cane!