Fun Craft Idea: Have Your Kids Make Their Own Candy Bracelets!
I’ll admit it: like a lot of kids, my kids LOVE candy. They would eat it all day long, every day if I’d let them. I try to be careful with the candy I buy them, but sometimes they want the sugary, sweet candy from the store. And when that happens (read: when I give in), I try to limit their intake. One way I do that is by making them these cute little candy bracelets.
They are so easy to make! All you have to do is take any kind of long string candy (think licorice strings) and thread oat O-shaped cereal (like Cheerios) on the candy. No string candy? No problem. You could also use yarn…just make sure that you tell the kids not to try to eat that! In fact, yarn works even better because you can cut it to whatever length you would like.
This is easy enough for the kids to do, but because they need to get the holes of the cereal to fit on the string, it takes a little patience – something my 3 year old twins don’t have. But they’re happy to watch me string it on for them.
You could make these cute bracelets even more fancy by getting creative. Why not cut up some apples into small pieces and poke a whole in the middle to add to your bracelet. Fruit leather would work too. Or let the kids “paint” the Cheerios with some food coloring drops mixed in water. Or make some frosting (one part powdered sugar to one part water) and frost the cereal, adding sprinkles or cinnamon for an even yummier treat. Options are endless!
Now my son would prefer that I just make him a bracelet without the Cheerios. It’s easy to tie them together!
This way, even if he’s getting 3 pieces of the sour candy, he’s really only getting one whole piece. And he’s so excited to be eating it off of his wrist that he doesn’t even notice!
Do you have any fun candy crafts that you do with your kids?