Candy Christmas Ornaments
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homemade candy christmas ornaments

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.

Popcorn Ball Candy Christmas Ornaments

popcorn ball christmas ornament

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:

Items Needed:

  • Small Popcorn Balls (one for each person if making them as a group or at a party)
  • Mini candy canes (one per popcorn ball)
  • colored sugar
  • M & M's
  • White or Christmas colored frosting (make your own or use a container of pre-made frosting)
  1. Poke a small hole in the top of each popcorn ball. Poke the mini candy cane into the hole up to the loop. You may want to snap the ends off the candy canes to make the tip more pointy.

  2. Pour the colored sugars onto paper plates. Each plate gets a separate color.

  3. Place the frosting into a pastry bag, or use a plastic ziploc bag and cut the corner off to create a pastry bag.

  4. Pipe thick dots or lines on the popcorn ball with the frosting. Gently dip the popcorn ball into the colored sugars just so the frosting touches it and picks up the sugars. It's best to work on these dots and lines one at a time.

  5. Pipe small dots of frosting on the popcorn ball and stick the M&M's to them.

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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