One of the best things about the holiday season is giving away fun favors to your friends and family at parties. Sometimes you need a quick favor idea and perhaps something to do with any candy left over from Halloween for the holidays. Here’s a simple craft using popsicle sticks and candy that you can give away at a kids’ party or give to your coworkers at the office to kick off the Christmas season.
For this DIY, you’ll need:
- Mini popsicle sticks
- Hot glue and gun
- Flat candies of your choice (chocolate bars work best in the fun size)
- Candy canes
- Stamp and paper (optional)
- Ribbon or twine
- Bows and other embellishments as needed
In order to make these candy sleighs you’ll need candy that is wrapped flat, like chocolates. Some of the kinds used here are Crunch bars, Snickers bars and 3 Musketeers bars. You can also use Kit Kats, Milky Ways, or other chocolate bars that are flat, which will help the candies stack properly and stay in tact. If you use a larger chocolate bar for the base, you won’t need to create the popsicle stick base. Though after Halloween, you’ll probably have more smaller candies than larger ones, so this is a great way to use them up.
First you’ll need to create the base of the sleigh, which the candy will sit on. Lay six popsicle sticks out and three evenly spaced across the top. Glue the top and bottom sticks together.
Starting in the middle, glue the first layer of chocolate on the popsicle sticks. Starting in the middle ensures that the final product is balanced properly and not leaning or falling to one side or the other.
Begin gluing and stacking the second and third layer of candy creating a pyramid.
Tie twine or ribbon around the candy pyramid and secure at the top, then glue the entire candy pyramid to two candy canes.
Create a name tag for your sleigh using a stamp and cardstock if you want it to be extra special. Clip it to the edge of the twine at the top.
And top it off with a bright red bow to finish it off! These candy sleighs should only take a few minutes to create and before you know it, you’ll have a mountain full of favors to give away at your next holiday party!