How to Make a Train With Candy

  • Print this article
Instead of gingerbread use candy to make a train.
Instead of gingerbread use candy to make a train.

A candy train sounds like something from a child's dream. This simple decoration comes together in less than an hour and gives you a way of using extra candy you have on hand. Trains made from candy can be used as cake decorations, party favors or as a tiny train to encircle a Christmas tree. Since the candy remains in the wrapper during the construction process, it stays edible for the shelf life of the candy.

Things You'll Need

  • Four five-stick packages of chewing gum
  • Craft glue
  • 20-inch length of string
  • Four rolls of round mints or candy
  • 16 round peppermint candies (individually wrapped)
  • One chocolate candy drop (individually wrapped)
  • One square or rectangular chocolate candy or caramel (individually wrapped)
  • Additional individually wrapped candies (optional)
Show More

Instructions

    • 1

      Lay four packages of chewing gum end to end in a line on a flat surface. Allow for ¼ to ½ inch of space between the packages of gum. Squeeze a line of craft glue down the center and along the length of each of the gum packages. Place string on top of the glue, stretching from the first package of gum to the last, to connect all of the packages together.

    • 2

      Press a roll of round candy, before the glue for the string dries, lengthwise on top of the string. Sandwich the string between the roll of candy and the package of gum. You are using the same glue that attaches the string to hold down the candy roll. This creates the four cars of the “train.”

    • 3

      Squeeze a drop of glue onto the flat side of each of the round peppermint candies. Attach two candies to each of the sides of the four train “cars” to make the wheels.

    • 4

      Glue the bottom of the chocolate candy drop to the front of the top of the first train “car.” Glue one square candy on the back of the “car” to act as the conductor's carriage. Decorate the top of the remaining cars with additional wrapped candy to create a load for the train to carry.

Related Searches

References

  • Photo Credit Gingerbread Train image by Luke Haverkamp from Fotolia.com

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Make a Train Party Favor Made of Candy

    Party favors are a fun addition to any party. Train party favors fit right into a train-themed party and are enjoyable to...

  • How to make Kids Candy Train Party Favor Craft

    Children of all ages are delighted by this sweet and clever candy train. Make this as a craft activity at a children's...

  • Lifesavers Candy Train Crafts

    Lifesaver candy trains make great birthday party centerpieces. Children can even join in the fun and help make these delicious trains. There...

  • Betty Crocker Cake Ideas

    Making specialty and novelty cakes is simple when you start with cake mixes instead of from scratch. Betty Crocker makes cake mixes...

  • Candy Train Craft

    The wheels on your train are very important as they give a clear idea of what it is, right away. Unwrapped candy,...

  • How to Make a Train Pinata

    Pinatas are often made by applying papier mâché over an inflated balloon. But, it is also possible to made a piñata by...

  • How to Make Rock Candy

    Making rock candy - which is actually just sugar crystals on a string - can be a remarkably enjoyable and edible science...

  • Train Party Favors and Crafts to Make

    Use candy to make a train party favor for the guests. You can make the trains ahead of time or let the...

  • How to Make a Lifesaver Train With Candy

    Lifesaver trains can be made with a group of children or prepared ahead of time to hand out. This little decoration or...

  • How to Make Chocolate Candy

    My hobby is making chocolate candy. I do it efficiently. I own a lot of candy molds as well. If you're just...

  • How to Make Square Lollipop Candy

    Lollipops, a hard candy treat on a stick, are the favorite of children and adults alike. Making lollipops is limited only by...

  • How to Make Cotton Candy

    Remember when you went to the carnival as a kid-or maybe you are a lucky kid who still goes to the carnival....

  • How to Make Cars Out of Candy Bars

    Candy bar car crafts make charming birthday party favors, stocking stuffers and inexpensive gifts. You can easily make these edible crafts using...

  • Candy Bouquets Design Training

    Candy bouquets have become a gift alternative to traditional boxed candies or flower bouquets. You can purchase candy bouquets or order them...

  • Lifesavers Candy Crafts

    Life Savers are those colorful little candies with holes in the center. There are many different ways to craft and create with...

  • How to Make Roses Out of Jolly Ranchers Candy

    Create your own edible roses by melting hard candies such as Jolly Ranchers and molding or shaping them into a rose. This...

  • How to Make a Candy Bouquet with Lollipops

    Candy lollipop bouquets are made from lollipops, silk flowers, silk leaves and other floral embellishments. The tasty arrangements make a great alternative...

  • How to Make a Train Using Paper

    Making trains out of paper is one simple way for children to learn about trains. As you make the trains with the...

Related Ads

Featured
View Mobile Site