How to Make a Candy Bar Card!

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Who remembers making candy bar cards when they were kids?!  Obnoxious poster board size “cards” with candy taped all over them??

 

 

After seeing tons of nostalgic candies on a recent stroll through Lolli and Pops, I remembered the old school candy bar cards.  With Valentine’s Day just days away, I knew this would be something my kids would love to do!

 

 

This project doesn’t take very long and guarantees giggles and silliness.  You’ll want to pick up several candies to craft with.  The more you have, the better your options will be!

Here is a list of candy/gum we used:
Extra gum
Airheads
Hubba Bubba
Rocky Road
Big Hunk
Sugar Daddy
Sugar Babies
Snickers
Fire gum
Ice gum
Nerds
Charms lollipops
Chuckles
Look
Good and Plenty
Reeses Pieces
Hot Tamales

You’ll also need:
Double sided tape
Posterboard Craft Paper
Markers

 

 

Start by jotting down your Valentine greeting on a scratch paper, making a draft of your message. The sillier the better!

 

 

When you’ve completed your cheesy candy bar card greeting, lay candies out on poster board to ensure you have enough room for everything. Once you confirm enough space on your card, tape candy down with double sided tape.

 

 

Fill in card with your message using fun markers and pens.

 

 

I’m no teacher, but this was a fun activity to stretch my kids imaginations.  I was really impressed with Hudson’s card he made for my mom (grandma).  He did it all on his own and came up with some really cute sentences!

 

 

Ally made two cards, one for each of her best friends.  She did a great job!

 

 

I made mine for Dan.  Even at 42 years old, he LOVED it!

 

 

 

Once your cards are completed, you can add extra drawings, stickers or just leave them as is!  I loved the little picture Hudson drew on his card of he and grandma hiking together.

 

 

 

 

 

These cards are fun for any occasion, not just Valentine’s Day.  I mean, who wouldn’t want a card with candy all over it??

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