Candy Plant Craft

How to Make a Flowers Out of Candy

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Find out how to make a terra cotta clay pot full of tasty flowers. This is a great gift idea shared by a visitor named Susan!

  • Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

  • 3-inch Clay Pot
  • Paint
  • Green Floral Foam
  • Small, Wrapped Candies
  • Craft Stick
  • Misc. Supplies to Decorate (see suggestions below)
  • Craft Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Paint the clay pot however you like. At this time you can also paint the craft sticks green. Use however many sticks as you want flowers. Let the paint dry.

Place a snug piece of green floral foam in the pot. You can also place tissue paper in the pot first so it sticks out of the top of the pot. If you don't have floral foam, you can fill the pot with rocks or even candy.

Glue the wrapped candies to one end of a craft stick. If you want 'fuller' flowers, consider cutting flower shapes out of craft foam, felt, or construction paper and gluing them to the craft stick first.

Poke the craft stick stems into the floral foam in the pot. Once all of your flowers are in place, you can fill in around them, covering the floral foam, with shredded tissue, Easter grass, or Spanish moss.