Candy Wreath for Your Halloween Craft Nightsposted on 10/25/14
A candy wreath is a great way to keep the kids busy in the days leading up to Halloween. If your little guys are anything like me, they’re going to need something to take their mind off of the excitement of the looming holiday. A candy wreath is a fun way to decorate also!
You’ll need to start by gathering some basic supplies. Luckily, this project is inexpensive and fun. You’re going to need the base for the candy wreath. You can find commercial styrofoam wreath bases at most craft stores. Otherwise, if you have a large piece of cardboard hanging around, simply cut it into the shape of a wreath. You’ll also need some form of glue. We recommend using a hot glue gun carefully. However, if you don’t have a hot glue gun, you could get away with some strong glue. Whichever route you go, be careful and monitor the kids while they are gluing candy to the candy wreath. A roll of black electrical tape is a good option to help you cover up your base. You’ll also need some wire, some fancy ribbon, or anything you can use to hang your candy wreath to your front door. Don’t be afraid to be creative!
Here’s the fun part: you’ll also need to stock up on candy. Let your kids pick out their favorite candy. Candy corn is a popular choice. Other favorites include Skittles, Skittles Tropical, Smarties, Sour Gummy Bears, Swedish Fish, Dots, and Gobstoppers.
When your supplies are stocked and ready to go, it’s time to get down to business. The best way to start making your candy wreath is by laying the base down on a clean surface. Wrap the base in electrical tape. Be sure to cover it well and not leave any cardboard or styrofoam visible. Once the base is covered properly, the fun begins. Carefully apply hot glue to the base of your chosen candy and apply it in whatever decoration you love! Starting around the outside and working your way in is probably the easiest way to go but it really depends on the size of the wreath.
Most of the candies I previously listed have a long shelf life. Unless you live in New Mexico and your door is directly inline with the high-noon sun, you should be able to hang your wreath a few weeks leading up to Halloween without any problems. The best part of making this candy wreath is enjoying the candy as you craft! Just don’t eat it all!