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Edible Candy Craft Ideas

Updated on March 9, 2014
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Festive & Yummy Crafts

There are just too many wonderful candy craft ideas to list them all in one place. But if you love to do crafts with your children or even with the gals on Friday nights, you’ll find that there are some wonderful ways to use candy as a crafting medium. It’s inexpensive. And the best part is that you can eat your creations when you are done!

Although most times they’re too adorable to eat... Did I mention they make great candy gifts as well? Time to get crafting!

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Delicious Christmas Trees

Make your own version of a candy gram and create Christmas trees out of pointy sugar cones. These are easy to make. You just roll the cones in melted white chocolate. When the chocolate is almost dry, roll the cones in colorful candies.

You can use sprinkles, tiny red hots, M&Ms, or any candy that will stick. These are great for making with a class of kids or for placing on your holiday table as part of the winter décor.

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Marshmallow Creatures

Marshmallow creatures are fun to make in any season. Aside from their use as the best part of s’mores, marshmallows are great for making robots, bears, cats, people or any other figure that a mind can dream up. Break out a few bags of different sizes and colors of marshmallows and let little fingers go to work. Provide the materials to engineer the creatures such as pretzel sticks, toothpicks or frosting to be used as glue. This is a great craft for preschool kids, but just expect that there will be few marshmallows left standing at the end of the activity.

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Gumdrop Figurines

It's so fun to make little crafts out of treats. Another recipe for candy crafts includes gumdrops. You can build an igloo out of gumdrops.

Or you can make figures using cut-up gumdrops. You can use red or black licorice for the arms and legs.

Give each crafter enough materials so they can be creative and use it however they want.

Use fruit leather, different sized marshmallows, and plenty of icing to hold everything together.

It’s so much fun to see the personalities that emerge in the little marshmallow figures.

Make them into firemen, nurses, skiiers, dogs, cats, or any other figure that strikes the crafter’s fancy.

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Winter Scene Lollipops

If you have adults to supervise, try melting down lollipops to make a fun winter scene.

The pops will be hot when they’re in pure sugar form, so be sure that kids don’t handle the molten mix. But you can pour some and pool it up in tin foil to make lakes or rivers.

Make a whole scene inside a shoe box. Use those Christmas trees you made above to decorate the scene and the gumdrop people to populate it.

They can use cookies, pretzel sticks, jelly beans, life savers, and other candies to complete the scene. When they're all done, these scenes make for great candy gifts to give to aunts or uncles with a sweet tooth!

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Safety Precautions

It’s so much fun to work with candy. There are so many kinds that you never have to be limited in what you make. Kids love working with candy, but just be sure to supervise as they will often eat everything before even one craft is made.

Also, you want to be sure that there are no allergies or choking hazards before you let kids go wild with candy crafts in a group setting. Have fun bringing candy crafts to life.

Varying Crafts for Occasions

For more ideas on what to do with candy, think about the various holidays.

There’s so much you can do with Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, and more.

Let the season drive your crafts and you’ll always have edible decor that’s as fun to make as it is to look at.

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    • Nicole S profile image

      Nicole S Hanson 6 years ago from Minnesota

      I'm so going to do the Christmas trees with my guys this year!

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      Janice S 6 years ago

      LOVE those candy Christmas trees. Great ideas!

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      Mildred Lucille Fraser 6 years ago from Bloomfield, CT

      I loved your hub; it took me back to those days when my baby was little. She is twenty three now. Great ideas I'll book mark it in hope I can us it for my future grandkids. (smile)

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Fun ideas! This is a great resource for Christmas time.

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      A scrumptious hub. What fun. I don't have kids or grandkids, but it made me want to make a gingerbread house again.

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