June 26, 2013

Kid-Made Candygram Gift Idea

Today’s post is brought to you by Michaels Stores // Finding creative gift ideas for children to make for a variety of occasions is something I often hear is at the top of many parents’ crafting wish lists. Today I am sharing the cute handmade gift my children made for their daddy this Father’s Day, a giant Poem Candy-Gram. Although this was crafted for Father’s Day, the same concept would be equally charming for birthdays, anniversaries, graduation gifts, or any other occasion under the sun!

Kids' Candygram Gift Idea :: PositivelySplendid.com

For this project, you will need…

  • Assorted candy bars/packages of candy
  • White foam board
  • Pencil
  • Poster markers
  • Adhesive tape runner

The best part of this project comes at the beginning: heading to the store to purchase gobs of yummy candy! Below are the ones that made the cut for our project, but you can pick and choose any type you please.

  • Twix
  • Whatchamacallit
  • Milky Way
  • 100 Grand
  • Payday
  • Crunch
  • Skor
  • Symphony
  • Nerds
  • Snickers
  • Chunky
  • Butterfinger
  • Three Musketeers
  • Mounds

Some of the other candy options that we didn’t use, but that would work well, too:

  • Mr. Goodbar
  • Starburst
  • Big Hunk
  • Mars
  • Hot Tamales
  • Runts

Once the candy is ready to go, it’s time to get creative and come up with lots of fun ways to incorporate the names of each one into a fun poem for the special recipient. My children absolutely loved this part of the process, and there were lots of silly, zany suggestions as we worked! I recommend writing a draft of the text down on a sheet of scratch paper so you can edit and make changes before committing things to the actual board itself.

When the poem is complete, use a pencil to write the text onto the foam board, positioning each piece of candy in the appropriate spot. Next, go over the pencil markings with a poster marker and then use the adhesive runner to affix the pieces of candy where they belong.

Kids' Candygram Gift Idea :: PositivelySplendid.com

In no time at all, you have a creative and delicious gift to delight someone very special!

Here is the text for our candygram, in case you want to use it for reference:

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

We aren’t playing any TWIX on you. You are the best daddy in the–WHATCHAMACALLIT–oh yeah! MILKY WAY!

You are better than 100 GRAND on PAYDAY.

Even when you’re in a CRUNCH, you always have time to watch us SKOR in baseball or take us to the SYMPHONY.

We love it when we act like NERDS together and tell jokes to give each other the SNICKERS. 

You aren’t CHUNKY and you don’t have a BUTTERFINGER. You are brave enough to be one of the THREE MUSKETEERS!

We love you MOUNDS, Daddy!

Love, Your Sweet Kids

Kids' Candygram Gift Idea :: PositivelySplendid.com

 

Regardless of how it’s done, I hope you are inspired to add a dose of unplugged creativity to your day with your kids this summer! Read more about our family’s summer commitment here.

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3 Responses to Kid-Made Candygram Gift Idea

  1. Anna Reinhardt June 26, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    SWEET!

  2. Crystal June 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    I love these candy grams!! They are so fun and clever. The best part is getting to eat the candy!!

  3. Michelle June 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    This is a great idea! I’m sure the kids had a great time putting this together. (I wonder how many candy bars they ate in the process?)

    Have a great weekend.
    Michelle thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

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