Hard Candy Wreath
I am a before and after school child care provider. I have had my 6 to 12-year-olds do this project with great success. It is a little time consuming but with a patience it looks great and is a fantastic gift for the holidays. This project can also be used as a Valentine Day project or Easter craft depending on the type of candy you use.
What you'll need:
- 1 coat hanger
- Approximately 30 pieces of assorted, wrapped hard candies, suckers, etc.
- Approximately 30 pieces of colorful curling ribbon, cut into 8" pieces
- Wire cutters
- Pliers to bend the hanger
- Masking tape
- A dull pair of scissors to curl the ribbon
How to make it:
- Unbend the hanger and cut it in half (this will be enough for 2 kids).
- Bend the 1/2 hanger into a circle leaving about 4" at the top to make a hook. Twist the end to make it look like a circle with a hook on it.
- Cut your curling ribbon into 8" pieces.
- Fold your ribbon in half. In the middle of that ribbon tie one piece of candy. Tie it on the end of the candy where the paper twists.
- Now tie the candy with 2 knots tightly on to the hanger. Tie the candy right next to the wire to help cover it up.
- Use the scissors to curl the ribbon on each end.
- Repeat the process for all your candy pieces.