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  • Party Favors That Won't Break the Bank

  • These party favors are fun to make and even better to eat. In addition to our suggested shapes, feel free to come up with your own.

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  • (Grades K-6. Younger children can make with supervision)
    Supplies:
    Low temperature hot glue gun (Younger children can use tacky glue or double sided tape)
    One large package of gum
    Four round peppermint candies
    One shiny candy about 1 1/4 inches long
    Two mini chocolate bars
    Step 1
    Glue shiny candy to front of gum package as a bumper
    Step 2
    Glue four round candies on as wheels
    Step 3
    Glue the one candy bar on the back, allowing it to stick off the back a little.
    Step 4
    Glue the other candy bar along the back of the first one to create a T.
    (grades 1-6)
    Supplies:
    Low temperature glue gun, tacky glue or double sided tape
    One roll of Lifesavers (cylinder-shaped candy about 3 1/2 inches long)
    One small package of gum
    Four round wrapped candies (such as peppermints)
    One Hershey’s Kiss
    One large rectangular caramel like candy
    One mini chocolate bar
    Step 1
    Glue cylinder candy roll to gum package. Glue peppermints to lower sides for wheels
    Step 2
    Push caramel onto cylinder body to make the cab of the engine.
    Step 3
    Put a glob of hot glue on cylinder roll and put Hershey’s Kiss near front.
    Step 4
    Glue little chocolate bar on top of cab for the roof
    (grades 1-6)
    Supplies:
    2 packs of gum
    Small roll of candy
    Low temperature hot glue gun
    Step 1
    For wings, glue one stick of gum to top of a pack of gum and one stick on the bottom
    Step 2
    Glue the small roll of candy under bottom wing
    Step 3
    Fold a stick of gum to form a T and glue to end of pack of gum for tail
    Step 4
    Glue a wrapped candy to front of pack of gum for front propeller
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