#245 – Candy Cane Bow Dec CCBk
#245 – Candy Cane Bow Decoration
Clay Casting Project
Break out the candy canes and let kids of all ages munch
while they decorate yummy cookies and unique holiday decorations!

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp
#245 – Candy Cane   OR   #1020 – Candy Canes
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white
1 clay casting* #245 – Candy Cane   OR   #1020 – Candy Canes (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions).
Crimper cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic paints: red, white, gold
1 bow (we used wire-edged ribbon)
Hot glue

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from paper instead of clay (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

Note: You can substitute Import design
#1020 – Candy Canes for Heirloom design #245 (pictured).



1.  While clay is wet, cut out casting with crimper cookie cutter and let dry.
2.   Sand rough edges smooth.
3.  Apply a coat of primer and let dry.
4.  Apply a coat of gold paint to front and back of casting (excluding design). Let dry.
5.  Apply a coat of red paint to the stripes and bow on the design and let dry.
6.  Apply a coat of white paint to other stripes on the design and let dry.
7.  Tie or hot glue bow to package or basket handle.
8.  Hot glue decorated casting to bow.

This clay casting project is featured along with dozens of others
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic paper casting
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.

Project designed and created by Sue Moore. Photography by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.

Cookies decorated by and photographs courtesy of GooseHill Farms.

CSpringerle cookie below made by Mary Moughan, a Rycraft collector.