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Visions of Sugar Creatures: Candy Snails and Mushrooms

Sprinkles on gumdrops and sweet gummy rings -- these are a few of kids' favorite things. It's easy to turn candy into lively decorations.

Introduction

When you cut into a gummy candy using a plastic knife, you expose the sticky interior; this built-in adhesive is the primary tool for assembling these creatures. The larger the sticky surface, the better the parts will hold. Set up a table with bowls of candy, and let kids bring the colorful treats to life.

Materials

  • Large gumdrops
  • Small gumdrops
  • Peppermint candies
  • Licorice twists
  • Nonpareil

Steps

  1. Step 1

    MushroomThese mushrooms were created by joining a red gumdrop to a white spice drop. Yellow sour gumdrops make up the polka dots on the top.

  2. Step 2

    These slowpokes can't wait for the holiday rush to be over. Their shells are hard peppermint candies; their faces are spice drops fitted with licorice-twist antennae and nonpareil eyes.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids

Reviews (5)

  • 15 Feb, 2013

    Nice creativity Martha

  • 16 Nov, 2011

    What did they use for the eyes? a dab of icing or something?

  • 19 Aug, 2011

    @ HuntingtonBeach ~ they are attached by the stickiness of the gumdrop when a tiny piece is cut away from the back. They should be perfectly fine to eat :)

  • 29 Jul, 2011

    Has anyone made the snails? Is the gum drop hot-glued to the candy? I want to make them for a children's party but don't want kids to eat them of they're glued... ?

  • 29 Jul, 2011

    Has anyone made the snails? Is the gum drop hot-glued to the candy? I want to make them for a children's party but don't want kids to eat them of they're glued... ?