Friday, September 2, 2011

Back to School Treat!

So, my kids here will be returning to school in 1 Manitobans are behind our southern friends and so I thought this little treat would be a perfect start to a new year for them.  I admit, I did not invent this idea but rather came across it on quest to find a school bus clipart to use as a template for some sugar cookies for next weeks local Farmers' Market {seriously - why reinvent the wheel right?}.  This perfectly fantastic idea came from a fellow blogger Simply J Studio.

Although there was no formal tutuorial for this, just a single snap shot and few a words on what was used to construct these awesomely sweet little pencils I put it all together and so here it is with no further adue.

How to make Candy Pencils

  • Gather up the following supplies (to make 1 candy pencil)
  • 1 tube of rolo chocolate candies
  • 1 hershey kiss (your choice of flavor...the chocolate swirl ones {aka: hugs} give a wood grain wrapper appeal)
  • 1 piece of each -pink, yellow and silver light weight card stock (8.5" x 11" or larger)
  • hot glue gun or glue dots or clear scotch tape
  • zig-zag craft sheers or regular sheers
  • ribbon
  • tag embellishments (scallop circle punch or other)
  • ruler
  • Scoring tool or butter knife
  • pencil
  • Black Sharpe Marker, fine tip for printing  "HB No.2"

Lucky for you I already got the wrapper measurements for you so you can skip right to the measuring of your cardstock. 

(1) Measure out a rectangle using your ruler and pencil on the yellow cardstock.  Mark off your dimensions of 5" x 3 5/16".   Cut out this shape {line it up on 2 of the edges and you only have to cut 2 sides :)} 

(2) Cut a strip of silver foil or paper  3 5/16"  x 1/2 " and 1 of pink paper (3 5/16" x 1"). Cut them out.

 (4) Score lengthwise with your tool or butterknife using your ruler as your guide.  Finger press the creases so you have a piece of paper with 5 ridges. 

(5) Using your sheers cut the remaining short yellow edge to resemble the zig-zags from a pencil sharpener.

(6) Run a bead of adhesive/glue along one of the short ends on the backside of the yellow.  Attach your strip of pink to this end.

(7) Flip over the "pencil skin"  with right side facing up and run another bead of adhesive where the yellow and pink join together, attach you silver strip here. Set aside.

(8) Take your tube of Rolos and your Hershey Hug, either tape the hug or glue dot the hug to one end of the tube of caramels.

{Note I jumped ahead a little in this photo and took this before I finished trying this out...the method below seemed to work better for runs 2 - 5!}

(9) Take your pencil skin and run a bead of adhesive down the centre lengthwise to help hold the Rolos in the middle without sliding out. Carefully press the Rolos to this adhesive.

 (10) Run a line of adhesive to 1 edge of the skin and role the Rolos towards the glue.
Using clear tape or adhesive again seal the pencil paper arounds the candies.

(11) Attach tags with ribbon or print on the pencils with markers or Sharpes and Enjoy!

Have a great long weekend!

1 comment:

  1. What a clever idea.This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a beautiful spot for your readers and I'll definitely be back.I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary