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Candy Crafts: Gummy Animal Menorah

These creatures can stand alone as cute cupcake toppers, but we love how a whole menagerie of ’em makes for a playful Hanukkah decoration.
 

Learning Benefits

Pierce holes for the birthday candles if you’re using the creatures as a menorah.

Supplies

  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
  • 2 bags multicolored gumdrops
  • 2 bags multicolored spice drops
  • 1 bag mini M&Ms
  • 1 shaker black nonpareils
  • 4 pieces black shoestring
  • licorice (such as Haribo Black Licorice Wheels), each about ¾" long
  • 9 white birthday candles
  • 1 cereal box
  • White construction paper
  • 1 pack of small, round yellow labels


Directions
1. Check out our instructions on how to make gummy animals.

2. Craft the base by covering a cut-off side of a cereal box with white construction paper. Cut yellow circular labels in half and stick to the box to create a scalloped pattern. Place gummies on top.

Plus:
3 More Seasonal Candy Crafts

Photo Credit: Amy Gropp Forbes
Reprinted from CANDY AISLE CRAFTS Copyright © 2014 by Jodi Levine. Photographs © 2014 by Amy Gropp Forbes. Published by Potter Craft, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC.

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