The Holidays are upon us and spreading Christmas cheer is one of the many fun parts of the holiday season that I enjoy. This candy cane activity idea is a fun, random way to spread holiday cheer in an anonymous way. Take a neighborhood stroll and deliver candy canes with fun little messages to your neighbors! This is such an easy, fun way for a family to work together and spread a bit of cheer.
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Spread Holiday Cheer With This Simple Candy Cane Activity
I loved the idea of spreading Christmas cheer in this way- small surprises are always fun to give and receive! I used my BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers to help me accomplish my BIC Merry Marking easy holiday cheer activity. Writing and creating with BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers can help make any holiday merry and bright for the giver and the recipient. BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers offer 44 vibrant colors for endless inspiration! The bold, fade-resistant ink is low odor and acid free so I enjoy my creative projects much more.
How do you spread holiday cheer? Step by Step Instructions
First, you will need to gather your supplies:
- BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers
- ribbon or twine
- hole punch
- candy canes
I used a ruler and Midnight Navy BIC permanent marker to divide my paper up into several rectangles that I would use for labels. You can do any size you want really.
Then I cut out the rectangles and cut little triangles off of two sides to make it a fun shape label. I traced my paper label edges in Midnight Navy BIC permanent marker to create a border. Then I thought of cheerful holiday season sayings to share:
- Be Jolly
- Happy Holidays
- Be Merry
- ‘Tis The Season
- Deck The Halls
- Jingle Bells
- Warm Wishes
- May your days be merry and bright
- Spread love
- Spread cheer
- All the best
- Yuletide Greetings
I used the markers to draw them onto each label.
Then I used my hole punch to create a hole to loop the ribbon through.
I used twine to tie the labels to the candy canes. I used about 16″ to make a bow and about 6″ to just make a tie. You can make a few of each for variety.
Then when my candy canes were ready, my preschoolers and I hit the cul de sac and hung a few on neighborhood mailboxes. It was fun to spread the holiday cheer! I plan on sending sending a few extras into my children’s teachers tomorrow too!
Do you think you will try this BIC Merry Making easy holiday cheer activity? I hope you do spread the holiday cheer and let me know if you had fun doing it! You can get more inspirational ideas for spreading holiday cheer and a coupon (for BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers available in packs of 36 fine or ultra-fine bold, vibrant colors or the 8 pack of metallic colors). I nominate you to participate in BIC Merry Making!