With a few simple tricks and techniques, you can make all the monsters and other Halloween creatures that we made here (and lots more that you'll come up with on your own). When you snip, slice, or poke the candies, you expose a stickiness that helps adhere them to one another. The bigger the exposed part, the stronger the bond will be. Marshmallows and gumdrops (and their smaller siblings, spice drops) are perfect for heads and bodies. Sprinkles, nonpareils, bits of licorice laces, and other tiny candy or cake decorations make great features. Browse the candy aisle and you're likely to find even more body parts. Then grab toothpicks and kids' scissors for tools, and you're ready to have a monster-making party. Any child over age 5 can join in the fun (hard or gummy candy can be a choking hazard for younger ones). Kids can cut the marshmallows and gumdrops using scissors and squish them together. Older kids or grown-ups can use toothpicks to poke the candy and stick on features.
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