Candy Corn Star Burst {#Craft}

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Candy corn is the one candy that I feel is quintessential Halloween candy.  When I see candy corn in the store, I think two things “Yay!  It’s getting close to Halloween!” and “Why are they putting out Halloween stuff in August??”  Seriously.  Well, not TOO seriously ;)  We always have candy corn out during the fall season cause it’s yummy and pretty!  I wanted to try my hand at making some candy corn balls this year and it was easier than I expected and I’m so happy with how they turned out.  Really fun and the boys are pretty impressed with their mama!


What you’ll need:
candy corn
styrofoam balls
hot glue {low heat if possible}
acrylic paints {optional}
tweezers {optional}
patience {required}



Directions:

I started by painting some small styrofoam balls that I picked up at the Dollar Tree.  I think there were six in the bag.  I chose the largest of the six to start and it still wasn’t that big.  When you cover it with candy corns it gets much larger.

Next I started gluing the candy corn in a circle around the ball.  As I was setting aside candy corns that weren’t “perfect” I started noticing that they were disappearing…into the eager mouths of my children.  I had to put a stop to that because while you probably haven’t noticed this before, about half of the candy corns in the bag are imperfect.

Just a little dot of glue on the yellow part of the candy corn is all you need.  Remember that sugar melts so take your time and be gentle.  Very gentle.  Keep working your way around…

…until you have one complete circle.

Now do another row next to the center row.  And keep repeating until one side is filled up.

Let your ball rest before flipping over and completing the other side.  You may have a few fall off – if they do, just peel off the glue and re-apply.  I noticed that I had several fall off right away and then today, I was moving them around for pictures and they’re completely solid so it’s all about letting them dry completely.

Now remove all of these pesky glue strings with tweezers {or use a readers tip and blow dry them away!} and put out for display.  Just make sure your kids know that this Candy Corn Decor is not a treat to eat – it’s just a treat for your eyes :)

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  1. This is so cute! I wonder if toothpicks would work as well, I’m never tried to stick a toothpick into candy corn, I’ll have to try it out! I also love candy corn – one of the best parts of fall!!

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

  2. Cute…Cute…Cute! I love this – such a great idea :)

  3. How fun! I can see why your boys were impressed. :)

  4. How fun! I love this idea!

  5. super cute! This is a far better use for candy corn then the kids eating them ;D

  6. Super Cute!

  7. That is adorable!

  8. That’s cute…….do you know how many I’d end up eating while making it though! so many. one of my guilty fall pleasures.

  9. What a cute idea!

  10. I like this because when it’s done it’s a unique shape. Awesome!

    Shannon
    http://fixingforfriday.blogspot.com/

  11. too cute!!! what a great idea :)

  12. This would even be cute at Thanksgiving! You could buy two bags of candy corn, pick out the best ones, and then enjoy the rest! Thank you for sharing this. I think it might work with toothpicks too. But if there was no problem with the glue, I’ll try it!

  13. Cool! I love the idea of using candy as decorations :)

  14. Super cute! I love candy corn – this is right up my alley.

  15. heck yes, this rocks! loving those dollar store pumpkins, i got a few, too.

  16. Cute! I could never make it though, I would eat all the candy! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  17. I am definitely doing this! Come join my first blog party on my blog and link your creations! http://www.artbyasm.blogspot.com. Appreciate the support! Thank you! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

    Warmest Regards,
    Annamaria

  18. Cute! :-)

  19. SO cute! The problem would be keeping my kid out of it. :)

  20. Love this idea and it “pops” out at you. Thank you. Cute idea.

  21. That is quite a project for a patient person! And someone who can’t be tempted to eat all the candy before it’s done! :)

  22. How simple and completely cute! Plusss then there are the leftover candy corn kernals to deal with… such a trying task! ;)

    Now you have me imagining christmas versions with gum drops! Such a great project!

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  24. OK. I’m going to try this again! These are adorable and will be a perfect addition to the center of my candy corn wreath. Stopping by from Happy Hour Projects!

  25. I am featuring this one too!

  26. How cute! I just love the look of this! Last year I made some candy corn specimen art and by Halloween my kids had chewed them all off! Ugh!

  27. This is so cool! So fun and festive. I hope you will link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven’t already.
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

  28. This is super cute – definitely want to try this. I saw in on Six Sisters

  29. Visiting from M.M.M. This is adorable. Thanks for sharing! I would love if you would share this (and some of your other fun projects) over at my link party going on right now).

    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-weekly-creative-2.html

    Thanks! Have a nice day :)

    Shannon
    Sewing Barefoot

  30. What a great idea!! I am going to do this project this week. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Newest follower from the linkup, via email subscription!

    Swing by if you can. :)

    xo
    SEL
    growinglaughingandlovinginlife.blogspot.com

  31. This is a fantastic project! I love using stuff like candy corn in unexpected ways.
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  32. Too cute! I’m not sure I could keep my husband from eating these, though. ;) It’s like a Halloweenified version of the little gold urchins:
    http://www.zhush.com/Global-Views-Ceramic-Antique-Gold-Urchin-p/global-3.htm

  33. What a fun project!! Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-2-featured-post.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

  34. I love this cute little idea, I would just be worried that my daughter would pick it up and munch away.

    throughbetsyslookingglass.blogspot.com

  35. This is so darn cute and inventive. I love it. Take care, Linda

  36. These are too cute and I keep seeing them featured everywhere! You did such a great job, love how festive they are. Pinned :)

  37. I love this!

  38. This is adorable!! I would love for you to share at my linky party going on right now. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/10/tasty-thursdays-11.html

    Thanks, Nichi

  39. VERY cute!!! I can see me eating them up to the glue though, could be dangerous! I love candy corn too. I get very excited when I see the first bags appear on the shelf of my grocery store!

  40. I love this! Do you think it could be done on a cake pop with melted chocolate holding them on????? I live in the hot muggy south, where the creepy crawlies LOVE anything edible, so decorating with food is a big mistake for me – serving them from the fridge to a hungry pack of 2 legged creepy crawlies would be fine!!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  41. This is very cute! Love the starburst shape.

  42. SO Cute…I am doing my mantle and candy corn is the main focus…this is a must do for me…. thanks for sharing if you would like to share it at One More Time…I would love it.http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/10/share-it-one-more-time-link-party-and_4.html
    New follower

  43. Very cute – joined from Hop a Long – http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

  44. So cute! We will be featuring this tomorrow! Have a great night!~

    Take care,

    Trish

  45. Very cute.

  46. So cute! :) You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks for sharing this last week, we can’t wait to see what you’ll share this week! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

  47. That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I would LOVE for you to showcase it on my SHOW-licious Craft Showcase party. I host it every Sunday (I know it’s Monday but I am still taking submissions…lol) I would love for you to link up and showcase your crafts! Just follow the link….http://sewliciousdecor.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/sunday-craft-showcase-3

  48. superduper cute! as it looks so delicious, might make an edible version… without glue paint n all…

  49. I have a special Halloween spotlight running today and I’ve featured your project.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation at homework.

  50. Genious!!!! These are Way. Too. Cute. I just happen to have a bag of those little styro balls from Dollar Tree, bought a big bag of Candy Corn this morning, then ran across your creation. I’m making these right now!!! Thank you soooo much for sharing. Awesome.

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