Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Candy Corn Wreath

Toddler, Pre-K, K, 6 & Up

Even my toddler was able to do this craft, until his sister tried to sneak a candy and he realized he could eat what I told him to glue. After that, I had to take him away from the table because he had tasted the sweet treat and was no longer interested in the craft at hand. So, use your discretion--but if your toddler doesn't know what candy corn is, you may have fun doing this craft together.

For this craft you will need:
  • Candy corn
  • Glue
  • Paper plate (I used the desert sized ones)
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon (or yarn or string)
Cut the center of your paper plate completely out. Try and make a small hole in the middle to get you started, you don't want to cut at all around the outside ring.

Punch a hole in the top of the paper plate ring for use later.

Use a thick craft glue to glue the candy corn on. We used a gel glue and it made a HUGE mess! It worked, but it made a mess. You also want to avoid glue stick, because it won't work at all. When I try this craft again, I will definitely pull out the Aleen's craft glue.

Give your wreath at least 24 hours to dry completely before you attempt to hang it up.

Put a ribbon or string through the hole and hang your art work.

Mommy Tip: Place your child's freshly made wreath on wax paper or even a piece of construction paper. When the glue mixes with the candy, it creates a messy syrup that will not only make the project stick to a surface, but will also stain the top of a white microwave.

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