When I was a kid I loved to buy candy necklaces from the ice cream truck and store. I would take that same necklace and wrap it around my wrist to make a matching bracelet. What I didn’t love was the taste of the candy. It always had a horrible aftertaste, so I usually ate no more than two or three pieces.
Recently I took my niece to the candy store and she picked out some edible jewelry, but at the end of the day I noticed she hadn’t eaten more than a few pieces. When I asked her about it she said she didn’t like the taste. Like me my niece was more in love with the idea of edible jewelry than the actual eating part. So when YumEarth sent me an assortment of their candy, I knew they would be perfect to make bracelets for her Easter basket.
YumEarth is a healthier and tastier option when looking for candy. They offer candy with no artificial ingredients. Plus they are gluten-free and free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes. We received YumEarth Organic Gummy Bears, Fruit Snacks, Lollipops and YumEarth Naturals Sour Beans. They were a hit with our family, and we enjoyed all of the products that we received.
We have to limit the sugar in our diet due to a family history of diabetes. So when we do indulge we like to choose candy that is a healthier alternative to some of the sugary sweets out there. YumEarth is definitely a great alternative for yummy treats, and they are a great choice for Easter gifts.
Are you looking for a last minute Easter project to do with kids that is easy and doesn’t take a lot of supplies? Try making candy bracelets. Kids will love them because they can design their bracelets with some of their favorite candy, and then eat them when they are finished. Plus, they make great gifts to add to Easter baskets.
Here is what you will need to make one:
First, decide what kind of bracelet you want to make. You want candy that is soft enough that you can push a need through it.
Next, decide what order you want the candy pieces on the bracelet.
Cut the elastic cord to about 7″ in length. Keep it a little longer if you are making the candy bracelet to give as a gift, and the kid isn’t available to measure their wrist. Once you have your desired length thread the cord through the needle.
Then, all you need to do is knot the thread and push the needle through the candy. Keep a wet paper towel handy. The needle will get sticky with candy residue! This will make it easier for the needle to slide through candy like jelly beans.
When you have all the candy on the cord, triple knot the bracelet and cut off the excess thread and you are done!
Note: Remind kids to remove bracelet when washing hands, bathing or going to the bathroom. Also, I don’t recommend keeping these longer than a day since they can get dirty.