So Airheads sent me some free candy (yes, a lovely perk of this job), and naturally I thought, “What can I make with this?” Accessories for a snowman, of course, because Airheads candy is cut-able, bendable, and mold-able, so perfect for edible crafting. In my box o’ sweets, I got the Rainbow Berry Xtremes and a whole bunch of Airheads bars.
BTW, check out the Airheads seasonal app on Facebook here for some great crafts and contests.
To make snowman marshmallow pops with Airheads:
You will need:
Airheads Rainbow Berry Xtremes and Airheads bars
black edible writer*
light corn syrup
*Find the lollipop sticks and edible writer in the craft store. Go for the 8-inch lollipop sticks if you can, to give you room to skewer the marshmallows.
What to do:
Skewer two marshmallows with a lollipop stick. This is easier if you grease the end of the stick a bit with shortening. Then, make your Airheads accessories, attach them to the marshmallows with dabs of light corn syrup, rest on a piece of wax or parchment paper, and let set. Add eyes with the marker. See below for tips on making accessories.
To make the scarf, take a piece of the Rainbow Berry Xtremes and use scissors to make fringe at each end. For slimmer scarves, cut the candy in half lengthwise. To make the carrot noses, snip off a piece of an orange Airheads Bar and use your fingers to mold a cone, flattening the end on the counter. To make the buttons, snip off a piece of any color Airheads Bar, roll a small ball and flatten with your thumb. To make the hat, snip off about 1-inch from any color Airheads Bar, and use scissors to cut a circle. Snip off about 2-inches from the bar, fold in half lengthwise and roll into a spiral, then use a dab of corn syrup to attach to the circle base.
By Meaghan Mountford