This post has been sponsored by Airheads. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Do you craft with your kids? I try and set time aside to craft with my children. I love watching their creativity and their minds work in ways that I wouldn’t have thought. Their imaginations are just so fun! It’s not always easy, but what makes crafting with kids easier is using craft supplies that kids will love. Crafting with candy is a sure fire way to get kids wanting to get creative. When candy is involved, I know my kids will be up for anything. 🙂 My son is a builder. He tells me that all he wants to do is build. Knowing his love for building (and candy) we used some Airheads candy to make a Snoopy Dog house.
Before we even got started, my son kept asking if he could eat the Snoopy Dog house once we were done. Knowing that he wanted to be able to eat it, I knew that I wouldn’t be using hot glue to put our Snoopy house together. Hot glue would’ve made this project a little easier to assemble, but we wouldn’t have been able to eat it once the project was done.
Here is how we assembled our Snoopy Dog House. You will need:
-milk or cream paper carton, empty, rinsed and dried
-parchment or wax paper
-20 – 25 cherry Airheads candies
-2 white mystery Airheads candies
-1 grape Airheads candy
The first step to make a Snoopy house is to prepare our carton base. I cut the top off the carton and taped it together using clear tape. Then I used strips of parchment paper to cover the carton, using clear tape to hold it together. Here is a tip for the tape. Parchment paper is meant to be non stick, so tape has a hard time sticking to the paper. Use long pieces of tape so that you can attach the tape to itself and it will hold better. I wanted to be able to remove the carton once we were done building our house.
The next step is to cut the Airheads to the correct size to build the walls of our house. I used kitchen scissors to cut the bars down to size. The kids can eat the extra pieces you cut off, or you can use them to help attach the roof of the house to the walls. We used 3 – 4 Airheads for the 2 short sides of the house and 4 – 5 Airheads for the sides with the peaks for the roof. It will depend on how big your carton base is.
The next step is the fun step, building! My son built the walls of our house by overlapping 3 Airheads. Using the heat from his hands, he was able to get the candy to stick to each other. You could also use a little bit of water from a damp paper towel or small paint brush to help the candy hold together. We laid each wall over our carton base and overlapped the walls at the corners to keep the base of our Snoopy Dog house together. Again using the heat from our hands or a little bit of water.
On the sides of the house with the peaks, we added 1 or 2 more Airheads candies to build up the side and folded the extra back onto the carton to attach the roof. We didn’t cut down the Airheads for our roof because we wanted it to over hang on the sides. Using 4 or 5 Airheads for the roof, we overlapped them in the same way we did the walls. Then my son placed the roof over the top of our base to create the roof.
Airheads are very moldable and were easy to use as our main craft supply for this Snoopy Dog house. If you find the heat of your hands isn’t working, try using a bit of water, or you could also heat the airheads up in the microwave for 3 – 5 seconds to make them easier to work with. If your kids have food allergies, Airheads are gluten and peanut free, which makes eating and crafting with these candies even better for them.
I thought the house wouldn’t be complete with out Snoopy, so I used 2 of the white mystery Airheads and created Snoopy. I just rolled pieces of the candy in my hands and shaped his head, body, legs and arms. I used just a pinch or two of the grape Airhead to create his nose and ears. I made a hole with the end of my scissors to attach both his nose and his ear using a tiny bit of water.
Because Airheads are so moldable, crafting with them was easy. But once we removed the carton base, gravity wasn’t our friend. The weight of the roof, made our house slowly shrink. But luckily, we didn’t need it to last long. My son played with it for a bit and then we removed the base once he was ready to eat it.
It was a fun afternoon spent with my son being creative together.
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I wonder if my son would like to make an Airheads candy house for Christmas?