With Christmas being just days away you may need a way to occupy your little ones until the big moment arrives. With candy and crafts of course. I made this Candy Train Holiday Craft last year with my son, when he was just 1.5 years old, but it’s probably best suited for kids ages 2 and older. The best part of all? The kids can eat it when they are done.
Candy Train Supplies (per train)
- 3 Full candy bars – Milky Way, Three Musketeer and Snickers work well
- 2 Gum Drops
- 1 Candy Orange Slice
- 1 Hersey’s Kiss
- 18 Red Hots glued with frosting to 18 peppermint candies
- 1 Resse’s Mini Peanut Butter Cup
- 3-5 Pieces of black licorice
- 8-10 Gummy Bears
- 3-5 Starbursts
- A handful of M&M’s
- 1 Lifesaver
- 1 Red Hot
- 2 Pieces of Rope Licorice
- White frosting (from a can or homemade) in a Ziploc bag with a tiny corner of one end snipped off
Simply assemble the train according to the diagram above (click to enlarge) using the frosting as the “glue” to hold everything together.
Candy Train Tips
- Glue down the train track first, then assemble the train cars on top.
- To create the wheels, glue the 18 red hots to the center of the 18 peppermint wheels and let them dry while you put the rest of the train together.
- Have younger children help “glue” everything together. They can hold the bag and squeeze while you aim.
- Feel free to take more candy than is outlined above, you just might find yourself getting hungry as you work.