Candy makes fun favors for birthday parties


Index cards

Directions on how to fold an origami frog:
1. Place an index card white side up on a hard surface. Color.
2. Place color side down. Fold the paper in half lengthwise. Crease. Unfold.
3. Fold the top right corner down to meet the left edge. Crease. Unfold.
4. Fold the top of the paper down to where the creases made in Steps 2 and 3 end. Crease.
5. Holding the origami in your right hand, push the left side of the top folded edge down and in so that the fold tucks into the center. Flatten. Repeat with right side of the fold. A triangle will be created on top.
6. To create the frog’s front legs, turn up the top layer of the left side of the triangle. Crease well. The frog’s foot should extend beyond the origami just a bit. Repeat with the top layer of the right side of the triangle.
7. Fold the long edge on the left into the center line. Crease. Repeat with the right edge.
8. Fold the body of the frog down. Crease.
9. Turn the frog over.
10. Fold the bottom edge up so that the frog’s nose sticks out a little bit.
11. Draw eyes.
12. Stretch the frog’s legs out a little bit. The jumping frog is done.


Cardboard tubes (for example, empty toilet paper rolls)
Candy and/or toys
Tissue paper

1. Fill each tube with goodies such as candies or novelty toys. Use a piece of tape to keep candy in tube.
2. Wrap each tube in color tissue paper.
3. Secure the ends with curling ribbon tied in a bow.


Low temperature glue gun
One roll of Lifesavers (cylinder about 3 1/2 inches long)
One small package of gum
Four round wrapped candies (i.e. peppermints)
One Hershey’s Kiss
One large rectangular caramel like candy
One mini chocolate bar

How to make it:
1. Glue lifesavers roll to gum package. Glue peppermints to lower sides for wheels.
2. Push caramel onto lifesaver body to make the cab of the engine. Glue.
3. Put a glob of hot glue on lifesaver roll and put Hershey’s Kiss as shown.
4. Glue little chocolate bar on top of cab for the roof.


Low temperature hot glue gun
One large package of gum
Four round peppermint candies
One shiny candy about 1 1/4 inches long
Two mini chocolate bars

1. Glue shiny candy to front of gum package as a bumper
2. Glue four round candies on as wheels
3. Glue the one candy bar on the back, allowing it to stick of back a little.
4 Glue the other candy bar across the back of that bar as shown.


2 packs of gum
Small roll of candy
Low temperature hot glue gun

1. For wings, glue one stick of gum to top of a pack of gum and one stick on the bottom.
2. Glue the small roll of candy under bottom wing.
3. Fold a stick of gum to form a T and glue to end of pack of gum for tail.
4. Glue a wrapped candy to front of pack of gum for front propeller.

The sky is the limit on this airplane. Use your imagination and different candy to create your own version of this airplane.