Candy Christmas ornaments made from popcorn balls are a fun and creative activity to enjoy with your kids that will result in a lifetime of sweet memories.
Using a few shortcuts makes the process really simple, so everyone can be involved in adding their own personal touch to your Christmas decorations.
Put on your favorite Christmas music CD, get out the aprons and gather the kids around the kitchen counter for an hour or two of giggles and joy.
Another great option (if you prefer the element of surprise) is to prepare the Christmas candy ornament yourself in secret.
You can then watch the faces of your children when they wake up and discover the new Christmas candy ornaments on the tree on Christmas morning.
Either way, these crafty treats are sure to be a big hit and maybe even become a tradition your family will repeat year after year.
I discovered these popcorn candy M &M Christmas ornaments at Family Fun.
Family Fun always has such clever projects all throughout the year. I have enjoyed giving a subscription to the Family Fun magazine to the mom's with young children in my family over the years. It's a great inexpensive gift they have enjoyed all year long.
This version of a candy Christmas ornament is very simple so that you can make it with young children. It uses prepared popcorn balls as a base, so you don't have to worry about any burnt little fingers from the hot syrup when making popcorn balls.
But, honestly, there's no reason why you can't make your own popcorn balls from scratch. It's not hard, and they are sooo much more yummy, so give it a try.
Okay, here's the "recipe" instructions:
You can string a ribbon through the candy cane loop to hang these candy Christmas ornaments right on your tree. How lovely is that? Your kids will love seeing their creations decorating your tree ~ until they talk you into letting them eat them!
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