Friday, February 28, 2014

St. Patrick's Candy Wrappers

As a writer for Outnumbered 3 to 1, I posted this in 2011.

What Irish girl doesn't love St. Patrick's Day? Okay, you don't need to be Irish to love a good ole' St. Patrick's Day celebration. My kids (who wear uniforms to school) can't wait for the dress down in green day and the big party at school. My daughter even gets to perform her Irish dancing at the school assembly. She is so excited! Enough...on to today's craft project....and what an easy one it is. I made these for all the teachers at the kids school. I wasn't sure how many kids would like Junior Mints and we are not suppose to bring in candy for the kids (no fun).

You could do with any candy....I do this a lot with candy bars for birthdays.

I chose a St. Patrick's pattern paper from my left over scraps. I cut the piece down to 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Just make sure you measure what every you plan on covering first. I like the ends to stick out a little.

I scored the paper at 1/2, 2 3/8, 3 1/8 and 5 inches. You don't need to score the paper, but I find it easier to fold and secure the paper to candy.

I applied 1/4 inch score tape to each end and adhered the paper to the box of Junior Mints

You could stop if you want and it still looks cute, but I added some 3D stickers (pop up stickers) with the traditional Irish theme.


Paper - any pattern paper you want to use depending on "theme" I am sure mine came from Michaels

Adhesive: Score tape (it is very strong for this purpose) or any other adhesive

Miscellaneous - any additional 3D or flat sticker, cut out, etc.

I hope you like this quick craft and have a great GREEN day!


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