August 23, 2014
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Candy Cane Story Christmas Stable
You'll need:
wooden sticks,tacky glue,wooden stars,wooden hearts,wooden ovals,string,printout of poem,mini wooden sticks,red and white pipe cleaners,red and white foam sheets,paint and paint brushes

Directions:
Glue the 4 large craft sticks together to make a square. Glue the printout of the story (see below) to the back of the large square. Use 3 mini craft sticks to make a triangle and glue together and attach to the top of the stable.

Next, glue mini craft sticks together to make 2 X's. Place them next to each other and glue 2 mini sticks vertically overlapping the two X's. This makes the manger. Glue the manger to the bottom of the stable.

Twist the red and white pipe cleaners together to make a candy cane and glue to the side of the stable. Cut out berries and holly leaves out of the foam sheets and glue to the center of the candy cane.

Paint (or color with markers)the wooden oval white and draw a small head and face at the top, this makes the Baby Jesus. Glue the baby Jesus to the manger.

Paint the wooden star yellow, and the wooden heart red (you can also color them with markers). Let dry. Glue these on the top of the stable as shown.

Attach a string to the star to hang and enjoy!!,------Story----,Many years ago a candy maker wanted to make a candy that would symbolize the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus.

The hard candy was shaped like a "J"e to represent that Jesus is our rock of all ages. The candy was made white to stand for the pureness of Jesus. The red represents the blood that Jesus shed to save us from our sins.

So the next time you see a candy cane take a minute to remember the real meaning of Christmas!,-----------------