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Book Review: Candy Construction

Updated on March 12, 2011

Candy or Craft Supplies?


Are you looking for fun craft ideas that you and your young kids can enjoy creating together? Are you searching for a project that will encourage your child to develop an appreciation for arts and crafts projects? If so, Candy Construction just might what you are looking for!

About Candy Construction

Written by Sharon Bowers, Candy Construction is packed with fun projects that allow kids to turn candy – something kids already love – into fun arts and crafts projects that can awaken their inner creativity and help them learn to love working with their hands. The book is packed with project ideas that show kids how to transform their favorite sweet treats into really cool craft items that they’ll enjoy making and playing with!

Candy Construction is filled with fun and engaging craft project ideas for youngsters. Each one is accompanied by easy to follow, child-friendly instructions and beautiful, large photographs of finished pieces. When you put Candy Construction into the hands of your favorite youngster, he or she will learn how to complete a number of three dimensional craft projects from candy and other sweet treats.

The projects in Candy Construction don’t require kids or parents to whip up complicated homemade candy recipes in order to get started. Instead of focusing on how to make candy, this book focuses on how to create craft projects from candy.

Candy Construction Project Examples

The projects in Candy Construction begin with store bought candy items that you can find in any supermarket or general merchandise store. A few projects require a little mixing—such as putting together Rice Krispie treats, simple dough or frosting—things that youngsters can likely do for themselves or participate in with a little help from mom, dad or older siblings.

Instructions for more than 40 projects are detailed in Candy Construction . Examples of the candy-based projects included in the book include:

  • Candy Construction Site
  • Candy Sushi
  • Chocolate Biplane
  • Fudge Brownie Steam Train
  • Pilgrim Hats
  • Pirate Ship
  • Pyramids of Giza
  • Race Cars
  • Many other projects

All in all, if you’re looking for a way to engage your kids in a series of constructive arts and crafts activities, this book is a great resource. As an added bonus, maybe your child will be so excited about the results of his or her handiwork that eating the candy will seem less appealing than using it as a basis for creating masterpieces!

About the Author

Sharon Bowers is an experienced culinary and professional with experience creating recipes and activities for children. She has worked as a producer for the Food Network’s website where her job duties included creating kid-friendly recipes for many occasions. She is also the author of Ghoulish Goodies, another fun and engaging food related crafts book for kids.

Special thanks to Storey Press for providing me with an opportunity to review this book.


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