Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I was watching Modern Marvels, an episode on candy making, and watched how they make Red Vines Licorice. My mind was on our website and suddenly I "saw" a craft made with the licorice. This is so easy a three year old could do most of it. If they can tie a bow, they could finish the project.
Red Vines Licorice
Ribbon, red looks very good!
Pipe Cleaners to match the ribbon
Thin matching ribbon or thread
Optional: Spray Glitter
Take a piece of licorice and eat it. Now for the next one, cut off the tips and round out the opening. Match up 2 pipe cleaners and push through the opening all the way through the other side. End up the ends again. Twist then all together into a fat 2 inch stick, bend it over to form the eyelet area for a Christmas hook.
30 inches of ribbon (doubled makes 15") makes a nice bow. Tie on the bell with thread or thin matching ribbon with the little knot on the backside of your wreath. Optionally if you have some spray glitter, give it the once over.
You can't eat these, and I wouldn't let the kids eat the ones without glitter either. They'll dry out and crack after the season so feel free to toss these after the tree comers down. But oh so cute! Little ones will enjoy this project and feel proud of their work, they can make a gift of it to grandma too.