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How to Make a Necklace With Jolly Rancher Candy

If you're stuck inside with your kids on a cold or rainy day, give them an incentive for doing quiet indoor activities. Consider using candy to make jewelry. Wrapped Jolly Ranchers can make wonderful pendants for necklaces. Kids can be creative while staying busy, and you can let them eat a piece of candy each time they finish a piece of jewelry.

Candy-Link Necklace

Lay out about 20 pieces of Jolly Rancher candy.

Cut at least 40 pieces of curling ribbon, 2 inches long.

Connect the candy pieces by tying a piece of ribbon between the ends of wrappers. A Jolly Rancher wrapper has excess on each side; place one end of a candy wrapper on top of the end of another piece. Use the short lengths of curling ribbon to tie the two together. Repeat the process until your necklace is as long as you want it.

Pendant Necklace

Cut a length of embroidery floss as long as you want your necklace to be. Tie the ends to make a circle.

Cut 11 pieces of curling ribbon at varying lengths. Cut one piece 3 inches long, six pieces 2-inches long and four pieces 1-inch long.

Tie the cut curling ribbons to 11 wrapped Jolly Ranchers.

Attach the candies to the embroidery floss. Start at the bottom center of the floss and attach the piece of candy with the 3-inch ribbon first. Attach three pieces of candy with 2-inch ribbons on each side of the centerpiece. Finish the necklace by adding two pieces of candy with 1-inch ribbons on each end.

About the Author

Jaime Swanson started working as a journalist in 2001. She has written and edited for newspapers in northern Illinois, including the "Daily Southtown" and the "Daily Herald," both in suburban Chicago. Swanson holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Northern Illinois University.