20 January 2012

Up, Up & Away, Candy Airplane



Valentine's day is right around the corner, so I've been searching for a creative, fun craft I could do with my son.  I came across an adorable picture of a "candy" airplane on Pinterest and decided to give it a whirl!


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Materials Needed:
Smarties
Life Savers
Gum 
Cardstock
Small Rubberbands 

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Instructions:

1. Thread the rubber band through the holes of the two Life Savers, then balance the roll of Smarties between them (across the rubber band). 

2. For the wings, wrap two sticks of gum in card-stock.  The card-stock helps with stability.  Next, balance the sticks of gum on top, perpendicular to the Smarties, then pull up & over the rubber band on each side of gum, to hold in place (Note, this particular step is a little tricky and you may need an additional set of hands for help).




3.  For the final touch, add a personal message (using card-stock).  Hole punch, then thread onto the Smartie wrapper.  And, Viola!  You have a fun family craft!  Sure to be a hit at your child's Valentine's Day party!




Do you have any fun family "candy" crafts?  I would love to hear about/see them!


Thank you so much for stopping by!  Wishing you a great weekend!

Jodie






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12 comments:

  1. So cute! I made something similar one year and they were a big hit!

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    1. Thank you! So far they are a big hit with my son;)

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  2. This is such a cute idea! I’m hosting a Valentine theme linky party starting tonight at 11:30. Would love it if you came by and linked up! www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
    -Melissa

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  3. That looks fun. We would love to have you come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters
    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com

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  4. This is just way too cute! My boys would go nuts for this :) Just pinned this and would love for you to share with my readers if you get a chance. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! http://www.momontimeout.com/2012/01/taking-timeout-thursday-no-14.html

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  5. What an adorable candy airplane! I love the saying, too! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party!

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  6. Oh my goodness Jodie, so cute! Makes me wish I had a little one again. My good friend just asked me if I had seen any cute home made V'day card ideas for her boys and I am going to send her this link right now. We'll be sure to feature it on our Inspiration Friday V'day features! Thank you for linking it up.

    Heather

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  7. Oh how very adorable!! These would make awesome treats for Valentines mailboxes at school. Love. Thanks, sharing :)

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  8. This is just so adorable! ♥

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