Twizzler Candy Bracelet
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?
You can make bracelets with fruit loops. We’ve even made bracelets out of jelly beans – if it’s edible and sweet it will keep the kiddos engaged.
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!
I don’t think they would last to make a bracelet at my house.
This is so cute and so colorful! My daughter would love this!
This would make a perfect little activity for a playdate or birthday party. I love it! Thanks for linking up with ‘Fun for Kids’ Friday
Super cute – I love all the bright colors!
Those are just lovely!And those little hands and nailpolish!Just the detail that rounds up that picture!
That is a great idea!
WHat a fantastic idea! I’m w/ JDaniel’s Mom—I would have to have double the amount–half to eat and half to craft with!
I LOVE this idea! I’m going to do it with my girls.
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What a cute idea! I was just thinking that I need some sort of lacing activity to do with my four year old. He needs to work on fine motor skills, and he gets tired of writing/coloring. We’ll try it!
I LOVE everything about these bracelets! Just featured them! 🙂
How cute! I just added Twizzlers to my grocery list so we can make these. I can’t wait! Thank you 🙂
I am bookmarking your site this minute…you have so many fun and totally doable ideas! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. These little bracelets are so fun. I’d LOVE it if you linked up to my weekly Friday Craft Day sometime. 🙂
Yummy AND colorful! 🙂 Looks wonderful! Thanks for adding this idea to last week’s High paw! 🙂
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