Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy

Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy

We have updated this post about kid-friendly Christmas Crafts using Peppermint Candy from the 2013 post.

I had a bag of starlight peppermints, you know the kind, circle swirls of peppermint. Feeling like being creative I searched Pinterest for Christmas Crafts and DIY Ornaments with peppermints and found a cute peppermint tray idea.

Not sure if it would last the season, it said they were very fragile and decided to try to make peppermint ornaments and lollipops using the same method. These would be so fun with the kids and you could use any hard candy.

Just do not walk away for very long especially if you plan on not using a form.

 

peppermint candy crafts

Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy

How to make Peppermint Candy Ornaments

First the ornaments, they seemed pretty straight forward at the time. I used a mix of solid candies and crushed candies on the larger cookie cutters.

 

Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy

You can make these freehand also but they will spread like the picture above so expect bigger than you think.

 

How Long Should I Melt Peppermints in Cookie Cutter?

Heat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with Parchment paper and place your steel or tin cookie cutters on top. Fill the cookie cutters with the candy.

Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy

I made my only one candy size thick but you could add more if you use the crushed candy.

Place in the oven for 8 minutes and check to see if they are melted thoroughly. Add another 1 minute until you get the desired look. WARNING: they will melt completely if you walk away too long.

Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy ornaments

 

 

Allow cooling slightly then punch out a hole for the string. (these would make cute additions to a gingerbread house too)

 

Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy

Pop them out of the cookie cutters and allow them to cool fully. They do set up quickly so again don’t leave the kitchen for too long.

 

how to make Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy

 

Add some ribbon and you have adorable peppermint ornaments. They are very fragile but edible:)

 

More Kid Friendly Crafts: How to make Peppermint Candy Lollipops

Since I had a few peppermints leftover I thought I would try something different. How about peppermint lollipops?

 

Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy suckers

 

Again, place 3 peppermints around a lollipop stick. Heat for 8 minutes and check. These will spread out very quickly.

 

Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy

 

Once they are out, roll the stick slightly into the peppermint to secure the stick.

 

 

Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy

Add a lollipop cover and tie with a ribbon.

 

Christmas Crafts Using Peppermint Candy peppermint lollipops 2

 

Super fun party favor for a kids’ party.

 

How to make a peppermint candy platter?

UPDATE 12/13  wanted to share some pictures sent by a reader. This is the peppermint cake tray she made.

 

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Here is the peppermint cake tray with a peppermint cake. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

 

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Enjoy.

What is your favorite Peppermint Candy craft?

2 Comments

  1. These are beyond awesome! Never seen anything like it before. Wish I would have seen this before christmas. Thanks for posting! you could do a wicked lot with these ideas!

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