Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Family & Parenting
  3. Family

Valentine's Day candy jewelry projects for kids

See also

Kids love jewelry and candy, so making jewelry out of candy always seems to be a popular and cheap way to keep a group of kids entertained during a Valentine's Day party . If you’re looking for some craft ideas, try out these suggestions.

Lifesaver Bracelets

This is a good craft for small kids because the pieces are large and easy to thread. Start by gathering some lifesaver candies and licorice ropes. If desired, you can also use orange rings or large cereal pieces. Older children might like to use colored, hollow licorice that has been cut into pieces. Use a piece of fruit leather to wrap around the base of the licorice rope. This will prevent the candy from falling off the end of the string. Then, thread the candy onto the licorice. Finally, stick the ends of licorice together using the heat from your hands.

Candy Mosaic Pins

Cut a flat piece of fruit leather into any shape you desire. Then, use a variety of candy pieces to arrange onto the fruit leather. If you are using small pieces, they should stick automatically. Larger pieces, however, might need to be attached with a bit of frosting or glue. When done, attach a pin to the back, or use glue or frosting to attach it to a bracelet or necklace.

Candy Hair Extensions

This craft can be a bit sticky, but it is fun. Use hot glue to attach a few licorice strings to a small hair clip. Then, string a single piece of candy onto one of the strings. Knot or braid the strings together, then add another piece of candy to a single string. At the end of the strings, tie all of the licorice pieces together or a piece of fruit leather to bind the entire things together. If you don’t like the idea of putting your creation in your hair, tie both ends to each other and make it into a friendship bracelet.

Keep in mind that because all of these crafts are made from food, they cannot be stored easily. They will eventually attract insects and small animals who are interested in a snack. Furthermore, wearing the jewelry for a long period of time can get messy. For these reasons, it’s usually a good idea to encourage children to eat their creations shortly after making them. Of course, if you decide to use glue to hold anything together, cut this part off before allowing a child to eat what they made.



  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • Pills And Tablets On Spoon
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517988875" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Passport to parts unknown
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517291465" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ surpasses expectations
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!