Friday, October 1, 2010

Candy Men and Ladies

This is a really fun project - you just need candy and a glue gun!

What  will this giant pile of candy turn into?

These were made with pumpkin candy heads, mini boxes of Junior Mints, mini Toostie Rolls and Smarties!

But you can also use mini boxes of raisins or Milk Duds. Be creative and use your favorite kind of candy.

Directions:  Using a hot glue gun

Step 1: Place a dot of glue on top of the box item (Junior Mints, Milk Duds, raisins etc) and place the foil pumpkin head on top of the glue dot. Hold for 10 seconds.

Step 2: Place a dot of glue on the side of the box - add a Toostie Roll and hold for 10 seconds, repeat on other side, so your candy man has two arms.

Step 3: Add a dot of glue on the bottom of the box - press a Smartie on to the glue and hold for 10 seconds, repeat - so that the pumpkin man has two legs.

Now is the time to buy candy to make these pumpkin men for your child's classroom or sports team!
Be creative - you could use mini bubble gum as arms or sixlets as legs. You could use mini Nerd boxes- the possibilities are endless.

It is very difficult to buy the right amount of heads, bodies, arms and legs. So buy what you think you will need and put the extra candy in your Halloween basket to pass out to the trick or treaters!

Let me know if you make these candy people - I love comments.