Special Friendship Bracelet

Clever candy bracelets that are as fun to make as they are to wear.

 For kids, making these bracelets is an opportunity to express their creativity while they enjoy the experience of sharing.

The bracelets are made with the intention of being given away as a token of friendship - and each carries a sweet sentiment.

What You Need

  • 1 pack of 1 ½-inch-wide opaque white plastic strips (available at craft stores)
  • 1 pack of 1 ½-inch-wide red plastic strips (available at craft stores)
  • Tape measure
  • Craft glue gun and glue sticks
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • 1 pack each of Nestle Wonka Runts and Nerds
Make the Bracelets
Measure the widest part of your hand to make these bracelets. To do so, take the tape measure and wrap it around your knuckles, thumb included. Add one inch to this measurement.

Using this measurement, cut each of the plastic strips to this length.

To make the strips flexible, ask your parents to help you heat water in the microwave. Soak the strips in the water for a few minutes to soften them. At this point, they will bend easily. Take care when draining the hot water from the strips.

Form a circle with each of the strips. Overlap the ends and glue them together. Your bracelets are now ready to decorate.

The directions for this project call for gluing the candies on the bracelet with the glue gun in any creative pattern.

Glue the candies to the bracelet with the glue gun. Glue them on in a pretty design, write a secret message, or spell out someone's name.

If you prefer more edible bracelets, use canned icing in any color or flavor to adhere the candies to the plastic band. This way, if little ones have the desire to chew the candies off the band, they'll get a bite of frosting, not glue.

To use icing as "glue," put a few spoonfuls into a pastry bag fitted with a medium circular tip and pipe tiny dollops of icing onto the bracelet in the desired pattern. Lightly press the candies into it.

The bracelets need 24 hours to dry before they are worn or given as friendship gifts. And remember, they may be a little fragile.

Have fun making them for your best friends, brother, sister, or your mom!