How to Make Christmas Candy-Filled Ornaments

by Tonya Staab

Candy-filled ornaments are a fun craft for the kids to make, gift, and hang on the tree this holiday season.

If you are looking for a simple holiday decorating or gift idea, I’ve got the perfect one, and it’s so easy that kids can do it.

red, green, and white candy inside clear ornaments with a silver bow

Note: I originally created the instructions to make these candy-filled ornaments for the Nestlé site, Simply Celebrate, however that site is currently offline.

Candy-filled ornaments are perfect for holiday celebrations – as gifts or Christmas tree decorations, these bring festive cheer to neighbors, friends, and classmates.

What you need

  • Wonka® Frosty Nerds®
  • Clear plastic or glass ornaments (choose appropriately for not only ages filling but also for recipients)
  • Funnel
  • Small pre-made bows
  • Glue – such as E-6000

Instructions

Remove the hanger from the ornament and then, using the funnel, fill the clear ornaments with Wonka® Frosty Nerds®.

a funnel being used to put Wonka Nerds inside clear christmas ornaments

Pour the Wonka® Frosty Nerds® very slowly into the funnel so that it doesn’t get clogged. If it does get clogged flip it upside down and use a skewer or lollipop stick to push them back out.

Smaller children may require help to hold either the funnel or the ornament. However, if you purchased a multi-pack of ornaments, leave them in the pack, remove the hanger from each, make sure the opening is facing upward and hold the funnel over the top for pouring.

Place the hanger back onto the ornament. Use the glue to attach a small bow and set aside to dry.

clear holiday ornaments filled with green, red, and white candy

It only takes a few minutes to make each candy-filled ornament, and this is the perfect activity for kids to help with. They will love making these fun treats to not only hang on the Christmas tree, but also to give as classroom or neighbor gifts. You could also put a candy-filled ornament next to place cards for holiday parties, or leave a basket of them by the door for guests to take home.

Looking for more Nestle candy holiday activities to do with the kids?

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1 comment

doro von Hand zu Hand December 11, 2013 - 2:53 am

so sweet and colorful! i love it!

I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

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