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Halloween Candy People

Source: Martha Stewart


Turn Halloween candy (or anytime candy) into playful little figures with this easy-as-can-be craft.

Tools and materials available fromĀ Martha Stewart Crafts. Additional tools and materials available from your local crafts store.


  • Lollipops

  • Rectangular-wrapped or -boxed Halloween candy (such as Dots, Lemonheads, Jujyfruits, Junior Mints, Kit Kats, etc.)

  • Tubular-wrapped Halloween candy (such as Tootsie Rolls and Smarties)

  • Jack-o'-lantern or other stickers

  • Craft scissors

  • Waxed twine

  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks


  1. Choose lollipops with jack-o'-lantern or other faces to act as the heads of your candy people. (Tip: If unavailable, use plain lollipops and apply Jack-O-Lantern or other funny face stickers -- or even googly eyes -- to the wrapper.)

  2. Trim lollipop stick, if necessary, and with hot glue attach to back of desired rectangular wrapped or boxed candy.

  3. Using hot glue, attach Tootsie Rolls as arms and rolls of Smarties as legs.

  4. To hang your candy person as an ornament, use hot glue to attach a loop of waxed twine to the back of the lollipop head.

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