How to Make a Car With Lifesavers

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Henry Ford never rolled one of these models off the assembly line. This yummy race car is made out of Lifesavers candy as well as a few other fun treats. Terrific as party favors or just for fun, these edible autos are simple to create and can be prepared well in advance of the event.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 roll of Lifesavers (gummy or traditional)
  • Three packs of gum
  • One pipe cleaner
  • 4 miniature peppermint candies
  • Glue gun
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
Lifesaver Car
Lifesaver Car

Step 1

Attach windshield. Fold back two corners on the left side of one stick of gum in foil. Glue to Lifesaver roll about 1 inch from the front end.

Windshield attached
Windshield attached

Step 2

Add pipe cleaner. Cut a 3-inch piece of pipe cleaner and glue to the Lifesaver roll roughly 2 inches from the back of the car.

Pipe cleaner detail
Pipe cleaner detail

Step 3

Glue one pack of gum to either side of the Lifesaver roll.

Gum packs added to sides
Gum packs added to sides

Step 4

Fold two empty foil gum wrappers into rectangular strips that are roughly 2 inches long and 1/2 an inch wide, These will serve as front and rear bumpers for the car.

Foil Bumpers
Foil Bumpers

Step 5

Attach foil bumpers by running a thin bead of glue along the inside of the foil strip and carefully attaching to either end of the Lifesaver roll.

Bumpers attached
Bumpers attached

Step 6

Add the tires. The four chocolate peppermint candies will serve as tires. Simply attach candies to each end of the gum packs with glue gun. The hot glue on the foil may take a moment or two to set, so each tire will need to be held gently in place until secure.

Secure tires to sides
Secure tires to sides

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Tips & Warnings

  • This craft can easily be adapted for use with any long roll type candy, or even a child's favorite candy bar.
  • This craft involves a lot of patient hot gluing and is not a good craft to do with children.
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