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Candy Christmas Train

By: Gloria Muzgay for
Candy Christmas Train
Candy Christmas Train

Your kids will have a blast making the Candy Christmas Train. Using suckers, candy bars, and other sweet treats, you can craft an adorable Christmas character. Children love candy, and you'll love the way that this Christmas crafts for kids encourages creativity and imagination. Spend time as a family and design a cute character that you can pack with treats like tiny toys and small stuffed animals. Let your little ones choose their favorite Christmas candies and spend an afternoon showing them how fun recycling crafts can be.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Materials List

  • Scissors
  • An 8-1/2" x 9-1/2" piece of Christmas wrapping paper
  • 8-1/2" Pringles can
  • 2 1.2cm google eyes
  • Glue gun and sticks
  • 1 Life Savors roll
  • 2 Fun size 3 Musketeers bars
  • 1 Bite size Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
  • 4 Flat-wrapped Suckers
  • 1 Midgee Tootsie Roll
  • 1 9" piece of 1/8"-wide red ribbon (for bow)
  • 1 small pom pom (for the nose)
  • 1 25mm(0.9") bell


  1. Gather your materials.

  2. Cut the wrapping paper to fit the Pringles can

  3. Glue the eyes, pom pom, and Tootsie Roll on the lid of the container

  4. Place the suckers with their stems pointing on either side of the train using the edge of the wrapper for "legs" to balance the can

  5. Glue the bell to the top edge of the Life Savers candy and place the ribbon bow on the connecting pieces, then attach to the train with glue

  6. In the middle of the train, place the Reese's candy upside down and glue

  7. Glue the 3 Musketeers bars together and glue them to the top back of the train

  8. Any small item for kids can be put inside

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This looks like such a fun and cute craft! I can't wait to try it this year.

This has got to be one of the cutest projects I have ever seen. And it's super easy. I have four grand kids that would really love this. And I am thinking with a little imagination I can make additional train cars to go with it. Thank you so much for offering this idea.

How much fun! These would be awesome to make with children in a Sunday School class while we teach them how to take care of God's Earth by recycling. Other groups that might appreciate these would be scouting groups or 4-H groups as they too learn about recycling. This is certainly creative edible fun!


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