Christmas Kids Craft: Model Magic "Peppermint Candies"

To kick off December, I thought these little mints would be so sweet (couldn't resist) to make with your kids!
Can you tell I love Model Magic? And no, I don't get paid to endorse Model Magic. (Wouldn't that be nice.) When you see all the cute things you can make with this stuff you'll be a convert too! It is so light  which makes it easy for little hands to work with plus the colors are much more vibrant than air dry clay. The one draw back is that it is a bit $$. I always try to use my Michael's 40% off coupons and then buy a multi pack.

This is a project for elementary aged kids on up.

Start with equal sized amounts of red and white. Roll out into fat snakes. Stick them together (lightly.) Gently hold each end and twist in opposite directions.

Once they are loosely twisted roll gently with palm of your hand on work surface.
You should end up with a straight candy cane.

Roll up into a pinwheel shape. If making a lollipop add stick at this point. Let Dry

Wrap in plastic wrap or cellophane and secure with tape or tie with ribbon.

What to do with your candies?

Use a a package decoration.
Hang from a tree.
Glue to a paper plate wreath. 
Make a bunch and tie together to form a garland.

If you think of any other ideas let me know!

Happy Decorating!


MaryAnne said...

How about build a model magic gingerbread house and use the candies to decorate that? =)

Elle Belles Bows said...

LOVE it! Great idea!! Kerri


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