hi everyone! I know I have been MIA for awhile. I have finished my online course for this semester. The school gives you until January to finish it but I did it in five weeks. Every nap time, every time after the kiddos went to sleep, pretty much every waking moment,  I was focused on that class. Now, some (or maybe very little) free time. On to the fun stuff!!

I found this simple Halloween project in the October 2015 issue of Highlights magazine. My three year old loved helping me and was even more excited to pick a place to hang it. (I have conceded to the fact that my decorations will not look neat until my kids are 15. I don’t mind, though, He has so much fun with it!) What is even better is that you most likely have all of the supplies at home.

Here are the materials you will need to make:

Candy Corn Garland


white paper plates (I suggest getting the ones that do not have a wax coating. It will be easier to color.)

yellow and orange crayons

black yarn

a small can from your cabinet


hole puncher

Step 1: Place the can in the middle of the paper plate. Trace it with the yellow crayon.

Step 2: Leave the inside of the circle white. Color from the outside of the traced circle to the indent on the plate right before the crimps yellow. Then, color the crimped part at the top of the plate orange.

Step 3: **This step involves scissors*** Cut the plate in half. Then cute each half in half. Then cute each quarter in half. You will end up with eight slices, or eight pieces of “candy corn”.


Step 4. You can repeat these steps with another plate if you want your garland to be longer. Then make two holes at the top of each candy corn with the hole puncher.

Step 5: Weave the black yarn through the holes of the candy corn. Once they are all on, you can hang it up and then adjust each piece to make it look even.


And, tada! You have your own candy corn garland! I know the crayon looks pale in the picture. The plates we used had a waxy feel to them. That is why i mentioned to get plates without. I think next year we might use paint. if you decide to use paint, send me a picture. I would love to see!

Have fun with this project! I know we did :).

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