It’s cold, rainy lazy day and this edible candy bracelet activity is great to keep the kids engaged and entertained indoors.
Let’s make a candy bracelet!
Don’t have any twizzlers?
How to Make a Candy Bracelet
All you need to make your own Twizzler bracelets is:
- package of Twizzler candy
We dug into the last of our Halloween candy (gasp! Candy doesn’t have an expiration date does it?), the snack-sized packs are perfect.
First, I chopped them into segments with a knife. We found that a plastic knife would also do the job if you have an older child that wants to cut as well…obviously, supervise!
Meanwhile, the kids got to practice self-control, fine motor skills, and pattern-making as they created their jewelry.
Ironically, this post could alternately be titled, “how to get your kid to eat less candy.” I think it’s interesting how interacting with their food makes the kids enjoy it more, even if there is less of it to go around.
This package of Twizzlers made a total of 4 bracelets (with a few pieces left for me to nibble on).
What Candy Works Best for Making Candy Bracelets?
I think you would get a different response from each candy bracelet artist, but I think Twizzlers are one of the better candies to use for bracelet making.
Here are the pros of Twizzlers as a candy bracelet material:
- Twizzlers don’t melt fast when worn
- They have bright colors
- Easy to work with and cut in different lengths
- Can find them at almost any grocery store (you probably have some at home)
Other candy that is often used for candy bracelet making are:
- Gummy bears
- Conversation hearts
- Cereal like Cheerios or Fruit Loops
- Gummy rings
- Jelly beans
- Candy wrappers…oh, that sounds fun!
Adapt the instructions for whatever left-over candy you might have around the house!