This post is sponsored by Airheads. All opinions are my own.
As the weather starts to get colder and the kids are in the house more, I have my eyes out for activities and crafts that they can do inside. I enjoy doing crafts with them but sometimes it is not always possible for me to be right there with them doing the craft. This craft is great because it can be done with an adult or without an adult. This edible doll clothes activity uses Airheads candy. Airheads lend themselves really well to this kids craft because they are moldable. It is a craft that both boys and girls can have fun with and it also spans many ages so everyone can get in on the fun.
My 3-year-old son had a blast doing it and was able to do it without my help.
Likewise my 9-year-old daughter and her friend and my 6-year old-daughter all loved making doll clothes out of Airheads to dress-up their paper dolls.
The first thing you need to make the edible paper dolls is this FREE Paper Doll Template Download. The free paper doll template comes with 2 dolls on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. Just cut the sheet in half. I laminated each paper doll sheet. If you don’t have a laminator, don’t sweat it! You can use a piece of wax paper and a permanent marker. Place the wax paper on top of the paper doll template and trace the doll using the permanent marker. When you are ready to make your edible doll clothes using the Airheads candy, just flip the wax paper over and you will be able to see the doll outline on the other side. You can craft up an outfit without having to worry about the marker getting on the Airheads.
The process for making the edible paper dolls is simple. Most supplies you probably already have on hand too so that makes it really easy to throw this kids craft together really quickly. You may even have some Airheads at home already. This is also a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy!
To make the edible paper doll clothes craft you will need:
Paper Doll Template
Wax Paper* optional
Glass Bottle* optional
This is an easy tutorial. Unwrap your Airheads candy and place it on the paper plate. Put it in the microwave for 3-5 seconds. I found that when using just one Airheads, 3 seconds was plenty. After the Airheads is softened in the microwave, place it between a folded piece of wax paper. Use a glass bottle or other cylinder to flatten the Airheads out. Use your knife to cut out your doll clothes. Decorate your paper doll with the various different colors and flavors of Airheads. I love how bright the colors of the Airheads are. They make the doll clothes really pop.
My kids really loved this fun Airheads craft project. Of course they kept sneaking tastes of the candy as they were working. I can’t blame them though, Airheads have such a delicious sweet and tangy flavor!
This kids craft project was a total win. The laminated paper dolls can be used over and over again. I had the supplies on the counter after the activity and the next morning I came in to see the kids all making new Airheads doll clothes all on their own. Love it. Airheads are also inexpensive which makes it a cheap but fun kids craft. You could also scale it up for a large group of kids for other activities like birthday or holiday parties. The kids could make themed dolls – Christmas dolls, Thanksgiving dolls, Halloween costumed dolls or ninja dolls, princesses or superheroes. An added bonus is that Airheads are peanut and gluten free so no need to worry about those allergies during the party or craft activity.
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