Tips to Make a Graduation Candy Bar Letter

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    How to Make a Candy Letter for a Graduate

    How to Make a Candy Letter for a Graduate
    Graduation Candy Bar Letter. Submitted by Sara and Joey

    If there's a graduate in your life, use these instructions to learn how to make a candy bar letter for them. You can make these letters for both high school graduates or college graduates.

    If you don't have any graduates in your life at the moment, you can easily modify this candy letter to fit other occasions. When you go shopping for your candy bars, keep an eye open for others you can use.

    This craft project is appropriate for children ages 8 years old and up. It should take about...MORE 45 minutes, but this time estimate does not include shopping time. If you have younger children in your family, you can modify it to make it easier for them to participate in this craft project. Depending on your previous experience with crafts, this project may take a bit longer or shorter than the time estimated.

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    Materials Needed

    You'll need the following for your candy letter:

    • Large Poster Board (Depending on the size of your candy bars, you may need two.)
    • Candy Bars
    • Double-Sided Tape
    • Marker or Printer Paper and Scissors
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    Start off by finding the candy bars. Below is a list of candy bars in a sample candy card letter, but you are encouraged to browse the candy bar shelves at a store near you and see what kind of ideas you can come up with.

    Where you see the bold words that are in parentheses, insert the candy bars and not the words.

    (Insert Name of Graduate Here),​

    We were going to give you a (Whoppers with the "ers" blacked out)-ing (100 Grand) for your graduation, but the money slipped through our (Butterfi...MOREnger)-s and it's not (PayDay). We didn't think a pet (KitKat), a trip to New (York) on a shopping (Spree), or an (Orbit) around the (Milk Way) would be appropriate. We want to wish you (Mounds) of (Almond Joy) as you eat this card. We hope it doesn't make you (Rollo)-ver and get sick. If it does, we promise not to (Snickers with the "s" blacked out). Use your (Smarties) to (Tootsie Roll) over the other (Airheads). We hope your success is (Good and Plenty) because you are such a (Sweetarts).

    (Hot Tamales) Joey, (Life Savers with the "s" blacked out) Sara, and (Runts with the "s" blacked out) Easton

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    Additional Tips

    The easiest way to write this letter is actually to print it out. If you print out all of the words you need and cut them out, you can easily arrange all of the words and candy bars on the poster board before you tape them down. The double-sided tape worked perfectly, but test out your tape to make sure it will hold the heavy candy bars!