Dum Dums were invented in 1924 by the Dum Dum Pop company. In 1953 Spangler Candy Company purchased Dum Dum Pops, which at that time comprised seven flavors, including lemon, grape, coconut-pineapple and butterscotch. In 2009, Dum Dums were available in a huge range of flavors, including the newly added Strawberry Shortcake and Banana Split. Each flavor comes with a specially designed wrapper depicting the flavor inside. These colorful wrappers are the ideal raw material for tons of fun projects, including jewelry. So play with your food, or at least the wrapper, with these fun Dum Dum wrapper bracelets.
Things You'll Need
- 2 Bags of Dum Dum Pop Wrappers
- Super glue
- Wax paper
Smooth out the wrinkles in your candy wrappers. Cover them with wax paper and gently iron over the wrappers, if necessary. Set the iron on the lowest setting to avoid melting the wax paper.
Use scissors to cut each of the candy wrappers in half. Each half will form one link of your Dum Dum wrapper bracelet.
Fold each piece of the Dum Dum wrappers in half along the length of the wrapper. Run your finger across the edge to create a firm crease in the wrapper.
Unfold the wrapper. Fold the bottom and top edges inward toward the crease you made earlier in the middle of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper along its length, creating a long skinny piece. Run your finger along the edge of every fold to create a sharp crease in the wrapper.
Fold the wrapper in half again, only this time, fold it width-wise. Run your finger along the edge of the fold to create a sharp crease.
Fold the ends of the wrapper toward the middle. The ends should touch the seam you just created. Run your finger along the fold, creating a sharp crease. You have now created a link. Continue this process with each wrapper until you have the desired number of links.
Insert the two prongs of one link into the two slots of another link. Continue adding links until you have achieved the desired length.
Apply a small drop of super glue to the ends of your wrapper chain. Press the ends together to form your bracelet.
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