A simple but sticky project that’s great for the kiddies, with no waste! After you’re done with it, the whole family can eat it away, piece by piece, and the foam wreath ring you can save for another craft.
- Half round (flat on the bottom) white foam ring, approx. 12” in diameter, 3-4” in width, available at most craft stores
- 1½ to 2lbs of gum drops
- Two small boxes of wooden toothpicks
- The most important thing to remember about this wreath is to make sure you cut your toothpicks in half. The foam is too shallow to support the whole length of the pick.
- Once you’ve cut the toothpicks in half, spear a gumdrop from the bottom end with your half-pick, and press the ‘pin’ into the foam ring, starting from the inside edge.
- Continue around until the circle is complete, and move outward toward the outer edge. Keep your gumdrops as close together as possible, and you may want to stack them in a brick pattern from circle to circle, to maximize coverage of the foam ring.
Optional: Place a candle on a saucer in the middle of the wreath for a candle-lit option.