DIY Projects & Crafts Holiday Crafts Christmas Crafts How to Make Candy Cane Mice It's the kids who will be doing the nibbling when these sweet mice are around. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on October 27, 2020 Share Tweet Pin Email These tiny fabric creatures—with their red-and-white-striped tails—make fitting favors at a holiday dinner or delightful gifts for children to give to friends and relatives. They're a fun way to use up candy canes, and we love that they're an easy craft for little ones to make. What You'll Need Materials Candy Cane Mice template Pencil Fabric shears (Gingher "Knife Edge" Dress Maker's Shears, 8'') Craft glue Candy canes Instructions On a photocopier, enlarge Candy Cane Mice template by 150 percent; cut out. With a pencil, trace ears and body onto felt; cut out. Cut inner ears and a dot for a nose from the felt in a contrasting color, then cut dots for the eyes from black. Glue the face and inner ears in place. Make slits in the body for ears and candy-cane tail where marked; to make cutting easier, fold felt across center of slits, and snip. Slip ears through slits at front; then slide wrapped candy cane through body slits, tucking the end underneath the ear piece at the back.