Large Styrofoam Peppermint Candies....

tngardengirlDecember 3, 2007

I posted this over in the Holidays forum after someone asked about them - I thought I'd post over here too.

These are very fun & easy to make.

Here's how:

I purchased several round/flat styrofoam disks and printed off the attached template and I might have enlarged it (can't remember). Place template over the styrofoam and trace pattern onto the styrofoam with an ink pen - making sure to press through so the marks are on the styrofoam. I used red fabric paint in a bottle and followed the lines and filled in with the red making sure to alternate the red with the white from the styrofoam to give it the peppermint effect. I also came down the sides with the paint. Optional - you can sprinkle glitter in the wet paint. Depending on how you are going to use them, you might also want to paint the backside as well. You have to play around with the placement of the template so that the two sides match up. Once the paint is dry, cut clear cellophane and leave enough on the ends to "tie" like candy.

Some of mine, I made to look like lollipops by sticking a wooden dowel in one end. For the red stripe on the dowel, I used red shiny curling ribbon and glued it to the dowel.

Hope that makes sense - I do not do well with giving instructions.....


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Thanks Dawn for sharing your instructions for these. They are so cute.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2007 at 7:34PM
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sooo cute! thanks for shareing the instructions, you do a beautiful job of makeing them! love your tree ,and the photos are great also.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2007 at 8:21AM
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Those are cute! Thanks for sharing....

    Bookmark   December 5, 2007 at 3:44PM
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I just looked them again and they look like the real thing!!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2007 at 3:02AM
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Thank you all - they are fun to make.


    Bookmark   December 8, 2007 at 11:19AM
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Hi Dawn,
Your instructions are very clear. I would like to do this decoration for our float...Can you post the template for this?

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 1:40PM
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My daughter &I did smaller wooden ones wrapped inplastic cute

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 10:44PM
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