Then I used painter's tape to make stripes.
I put green and red paint on a plate and the kids used their fingers and hands to smear the paint all over the paper.
Even the youngest (20 months) was able to do this by himself and he loved it!
It's best to get all the white spaces covered in paint, but I let the kids stop whenever they wanted to. When they were done, I immediately pulled the tape off. It came off very well for the most part. There were a few times where it tore some paper off with it.
When the paint was dry, I cut out the candy canes.
Love them! And it was so quick and easy!