Monday, February 6, 2012

"Make A Craft" Monday... "Ice Cream Sodas!"

One of my favorite crafts to make is the "Ice Cream Soda!"  Simple and fun!  Grab your kids, grab some candy and let's get started!  First of all, you'll need a Soda/Sundae glass.  We found ours at The Dollar Tree...our favorite place for things like this!  Next, pick out your favorite candies to fill the glass.  We choose M&M's (family size bag) and a box of Malted Milk Balls...Strawberry Flavored...Yum!  Fill it up about an inch from the top.

Next, you'll need a styrofoam ball.  
Wrap it in saran wrap and put it over the top of the glass.

For the next part, you'll need a hot glue gun.  (Keep it on the lowest setting.)  You'll also need a large bag of taffy.  We choose pink/red to match the candy in the glass.  Use the hot glue gun to attach the taffy to the styrofoam ball.  (You only need about a dot of glue on each piece of taffy.)  Do it "assembly style" with the kids. Let them hand you the taffy and you glue it on....that way no little fingers get burned and they feel like they're helping.

Continue to add the taffy row by row...

When you get closer to the top, add a straw.  Cut the straw in half, poke a hole in the styrofoam ball where you want the straw to go and use a drop of glue on the end of the straw to hold it in place.

Fill in the rest of the styrofoam ball with the taffy
and "VOILA"... a delicious "Ice Cream Soda!

We whipped this up in less than a half hour!  
Quick, easy and something everyone on your gift list would enjoy!  
(You can personalize it with their favorite candy too!)

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  1. Love m and m's and wow the malted Malted milks look so good,thanks for sharing on Creative Mondays :)

  2. Thanks! It's a yummy treat and so easy to make. Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day! :)

  3. This is so great & creative & cute! I would love it if you'd share this with my readers at my Sharing Time Link Up:
    Hope you're having a great weekend!

  4. Thanks, Heather! We would love to. :)