Thanksgiving crafts for children - Candy Bouquet

Thanksgiving is a wonderful family holiday. It’s great when parents involve their kids in preparing for Thanksgiving Day. You can find many interesting Thanksgiving crafts for children on the Internet and I’d like to offer you one more idea for kids Thanksgiving crafts: a fall candy bouquet! This is an easy and fun craft project that will make a delicious thanksgiving centerpiece or fall table decoration. This candy arrangement can also be a beautiful and tasty gift for your friends and colleagues.

Materials used in this thanksgiving candy bouquet: a vase, various candies, silk flowers, silk maple leaves, floral foam, floral tape, red and yellow crepe paper/cellophane, gold/red/yellow curling ribbon, wooden skewers, a hot glue gun, scissors, and wire cutters.

Note: This Thanksgiving craft project is copyrighted and for personal use only.

Step 1. Prepare a clear glass vase for your candy bouquet.

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Step 2. Fill the vase with candy leaving the vase neck empty. The candy wrappers should be autumn colors. For example, you can use butterscotch candy and cinnamon discs.

Thanksgiving centerpiece - a candy bouquet

Step 3. Prepare floral foam. Cut the foam to the proper size so that it will act as a stopper for the vase. You can also use a mug plug or a foam ball of the appropriate diameter.

Step 4.

a) Cut a square piece of red crepe paper or cellophane and a square piece of yellow crepe paper or cellophane. Put the pieces on top of each other as shown in the picture, and then place the piece of floral foam in the middle of the two pieces. Using two crepe paper or cellophane pieces gives a fuller appearance than using one piece.

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b) Gather the crepe paper or cellophane up around the foam and insert it in the vase. Sometimes you’ll need to apply a little bit of hot glue or clear double sided tape onto the vase neck before inserting the floral foam. This will help to secure the foam inside the vase.

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Step 5. Make some "candy flowers" for your Thanksgiving candy centerpiece. In this example I used Skittles, Starburst and various hard candies that have yellow, red, and orange wrappers. However, you can use other types of candies as long as they have red, yellow, and orange wrappers.

Thanksgiving crafts for children - step 5a

Skittles packages and Starburst candy are pretty heavy so make sure to secure them well on the sticks. I would recommend gluing two pieces of wooden skewers to the back of the candy instead of one piece. It’s important to use a low temperature glue gun. To change the length of candy flower stems, use wire cutters.

Thanksgiving desserts - a candy bouquet

Step 6. Use yellow, red and orange silk flowers and autumn foliage for your Thanksgiving candy centerpiece.

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Step 7. Play around with placement of the candy and silk flowers along with the leaves to create an arrangement that you like. You can also add some curling ribbon for a festive look.

Thanksgiving candy centerpiece

Make sure that the stems of candy flowers and silk flowers do not penetrate the bottom of the foam and go inside theinside the vase with candy.

Step 8. Optional.
You can glue a piece of satin ribbon around the vase neck and attach a ribbon.

Your beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece is ready!

Wishing you a festive Thanksgiving!

If you want to quickly and easily learn how to make candy bouquets either to start your own business or just to be able to make amazing memorable gifts for any occasion, check out my valuable illustrated step-by-step guides "How to make beautiful candy bouquets for fun and profit" and "Candy bouquet designs"

Lana Glass
Founder of the Site "Incredible Edible Crafts"