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. Remember those candy necklaces we got as kids? These are the same thing, but with a little twist.
Candy Bracelets for Halloween
They are so easy to make! All you have to do is take any kind of long string candy (think licorice strings) and thread Cheerios or other round shaped cereal onto the candy bracelet.
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 didn’t have when we started making them. At that age, they were happy to watch me string it on for them, but now they have to do it on their own.
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!
This time instead of licorice, I used these Sour Twists. These are those candies I hate buying but that the kids love. I break down and buy them occasionally.
The sour twists come out of the package looking like this.
But I untwist them so that one. 3 sour twists are long enough each to make 3 big candy bracelets.
You can fill up the bracelt with Cherrios, Fruit Loops, or other round cereals (or even those little yogurt bite snacks for babies – just poke a hole in the middle of each one!) or you can leave them as-is, which is how my kids like them.
Do you have any fun candy crafts like these candy bracelets that you do with your kids?
For even more Halloween snacks, recipes, ideas, and more, visit my Halloween board on Pinterest, and my Fall In Love With Fall board if you’re a fan of autumn! And if you love all things pumpkin, don’t miss my For The Love of Pumpkin board on Pinterest.