Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kid's Corner: How to Make Candy Leis

Here is a fun little activity to do with your kids in these last few weeks of summer vacation: Candy leis! What little kid wouldn't love making a cute, candy necklace. Don't you remember how much you loved those candy beads around your neck when you were a kid? Good times!

This little project is so easy and the final result is adorable! I found it on The Solomon Family Delights blog.

Here is what you need:

lots of hard candy, small prizes or coins
saran wrap

And here are the step by step instructions:

Lay out about 2 feet of saran wrap on a table or other hard surface. Make it as long as you want your lei.

Put 2-3 pieces of candy in the middle of the saran, every 2 inches. Make a line all the way to the end of the saran wrap.

Fold the excess wrap on the bottom over the candy as shown in the picture.

Fold the excess saran on the top, down over the candy as shown in the picture.

Tie a ribbon at the end of the lei, right in front of the first group of candy. Then tie the ribbon in a knot between each candy section until you tie off the end. Bring both ends together and tie a knot.

And you have your beautiful candy lei!

The kids had so much fun making (and eating) these!

Have fun and ALOHA!

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  1. Oh, that's so fun!! What a fun thing to make at a party for all the kiddos to take home! Thanks for sharing this with us :D

  2. Great idea for a birthday party activity!

  3. Adorable! My neice would love this activity! I'd love to eat it!

  4. This would be a great birthday party activity! Espeially after breaking a piniata. Thanks for the idea!

  5. this is insane! we dont eat hard candy or sugar like this but the idea is cool!

  6. My boys would love this! Thanks for sharing the idea! I might have to use it for my youngest son's birthday party.

  7. This is great! I'm thinking of making these for the Halloween school party. Just think how cute a spooky version of this would be!

  8. That's a fantstic idea! Love it! Can't wait to give it a try.

    Btw, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

  9. I was just thinking about these and could not for the life of me remember how they were made! how did you know?! thanks for the tutorial Im sure it helps to have such good lookin kiddos to model!

  10. Oh I am loving this idea. I see it keeping the kids busy for a while!!

  11. I teach childrens cooking classes..these would be a huge hit! Much thanks. Figtreeapps

  12. We did these at a party and they came out great :)

  13. thats so awesome i have gotten one of these before but now i am going to make one myself

  14. Thanks it was a wonderful guide, now to make candy leis is simple with the help of your recommendation. Thanks


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