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Candy Necklaces

Candy Necklaces

Candy Necklaces are an awesome way of helping me keep kids busy. Having nieces and nephews while in high school, and working at the Boys & Girls Club, Candy Necklaces have saved me on more than one occasion! My kids love to make them when their friends come over or we make them as a family just for fun. Whether I want to make a regular family movie night a little more fun, or I have a group of kids I need to entertain- Candy Necklaces are a fun way to do it!Candy Necklaces

Most kids have a sweet tooth and will go to town and eat as much candy as they possibly can if they have it in front of them, but making a necklace keeps their hands busy and makes them feel like they are getting a lot more candy than they really are 😉

How to Make Your Candy Necklaces

Candy Necklaces

You will just need some of your kid’s favorite snacks, twine, and some tapestry needles.

Candy Necklaces

Cut some twine to the size you would like the necklace, I just measured it around each child. Then you will tie the end of the twine on something circle – we chose these gummy Lifesavers, but you could do Fruit Loops or Cheerios as well.

Candy Necklaces

For older kids, we used the tapestry needle. Thread it and started adding whatever you want to your candy necklace.

Candy Necklaces

For the younger kids, we had them just string on things that already had a hole like these. You could add Fruit Loops, pretzels, Nibs, Mini Fudge Stripe cookies and the like.

Candy Necklaces

Its a great opportunity to talk about patterns, what a pattern is and how to make one. The kids loved making a pattern on their candy necklaces!

Candy Necklaces

The kids were super proud of their candy necklaces! They thought they had a ton of candy, but in reality, it is so much less than what they would have eaten if they had just had some in a bowl for the movie!

Candy Necklaces

The older kids were smart and put only the things they love on their necklace!

Candy Necklaces

Ready to eat and enjoy the show!

I hope you and your kids enjoy making your own Candy Necklaces as much as we do!

What is one of your favorite snacks to have for a family movie night?

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Kirsten from seethehappy.com Kirstren from seethehappy.com

Candy Necklaces

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