Candy Corn Craft idea: DIY Glittered Candy Corn Eggs

I’ve hatched a new, candy corn craft today – DIY Glittered Candy Corn Eggs! And where there are Glittered, Candy Corn Eggs, there have to be a few itty bitty, Glittered Candy Corns, right? Today’s candy corn craft is pretty dang easy, and would be a fun Halloween craft for the kiddos, too. If you’re working with little ones, be sure to cut out the little Candy Corn Minis for them. You can cut quite a few mini candy corns from one sheet of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, so this is also a fun Halloween craft idea for a group.

Cute idea, and a good Halloween craft for kids. CraftsnCoffee.com.

To make Glittered Candy Corn Eggs & Minis, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam:
    • Eggs in assorted sizes
    • 1” x 12” x 18” sheet
    • 5” cube or scrap piece
  • Acrylic craft paints in white, orange and yellow
  • Scrap paper (for pattern)
  • Plastic eyes or googly eyes
  • Glitter, crystalline
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; sharp pencil; serrated knife*; bar of soap or old candle; wood skewers; stiff bristle paintbrushes; newspaper

*Note: An adult should always handle the serrated knife! 

Cute Halloween craft idea for kids! Candy Corn Crafts on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Nestle the eggs in their own little nest.

To make Glittered Candy Corn Eggs & Minis:

Candy Corn Eggs

1. Score two, horizontal lines around each egg using a sharp pencil, dividing the egg into three sections. Insert a skewer into the bottom of each egg to use as a handle.

2. Paint eggs white, orange and yellow. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the eggs with glitter. Work over newspaper or a box lid for easier clean up. Insert the skewer into a foam cube or other scrap piece to hold the eggs upright while paint dries.

Candy Corn Minis

3. Draw a candy corn patterns on scrap paper. To make my patterns, I drew triangles that measured 3-1/2” and 4” tall, and 3” wide at the base. Once you’ve drawn your triangles, round the corners to create the candy corn shape. Cut out patterns.

4. Pin the patterns to the foam sheet, and draw around the patterns with a sharp pencil, scoring the foam.

5. Remove the patterns, and cut out each shape with a serrated knife. For easier, smoother cuts, wax the knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap.

6. Score three horizontal lines on each candy corn, dividing each one into three sections. Insert a wood skewer into the bottom of the candy corn, and use this as a handle as you paint. Squeeze paint directly onto the foam, and paint white, orange and yellow.

7. Sprinkle the wet paint with glitter. Insert the skewer into the foam cube or other scrap piece to hold upright while the paint dries.

8. Glue eyes onto minis.

Fun Halloween craft for kids -- Glittered Candy Corn Eggs & Mini Candy Corn. CraftsnCoffee.com.

If you want to supersize your candy corn, take a look at these jumbo sweets!

Fun idea -- decorate for Halloween with Glittered Candy Corn. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Glittered Candy Corn

A little Monday Morning Quarterbacking here . . . I kind of wish I’d softened the colors a bit on the eggs and the minis – wow, are they bright! I’m a wiggle eye advocate, but I used plastic eyes that I found at Michaels instead and I thought they added some personality. You’ll also find the same plastic eyes on the Polka Dot, Halloween Ghost Wreath I shared last week. If you’d prefer more traditional wiggle eyes, check out Wiggle Eye Craft Week from a while back!

Wiggle eyes, candy corn and football all in one post! Now, that’s a first!

Happy candy corn crafting!

Sharon  

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18 Responses to Candy Corn Craft idea: DIY Glittered Candy Corn Eggs

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  3. Katiria says:

    LOL these are great. 🙂 I love them

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks! I have a weakness for candy corn crafts — they’re just so fun and colorful. I know you’re busy already with Halloween costume crafting! Craft on! Sharon

  4. Angie Dyer says:

    Candy corn with no calories! Love the glitter and the fun making these! Have a great week!

    • Sharon says:

      I hope you’re having a great week, too, Angie. These are guaranteed calorie- and carb-free! And they won’t go stale, either. 🙂 Halloween is all about the fun, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  5. Deb Kaste says:

    Love the candy corn, Sharon! Adorable banner.

  6. Anne Haun says:

    My favorite Halloween treat – love your projects.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! Do you prefer the traditional candy corn, or have you tried any of the new flavors, like Sea Salt Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cup, or Caramel Macchiato? I’m always amazed at the new flavors that debut each year! Happy snacking! Sharon

  7. LisaM6 says:

    Yes, they do have personality. One of my favorite fall candies. I like the bright colors draws you in.

    • Sharon says:

      It’s funny how much difference it makes to add a few eyes to a project. I’m trying to keep my candy corn crafty and not edible this year . . . I don’t know how long I’ll hold out! Happy candy corn crafting to you, Lisa.

  8. My neighbor is going to love these! She is a little bit candy corn crazy! I will be sending her a link to today’s post so she can make some of these with her class! They will love it too! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Candy corn is a vegetable after all, right? Thanks so much for sharing the candy corn fun with your neighbor, Barb, and I hope she has fun in the classroom with this one. Thanks again! Sharon

      • Of course candy corn is a vegetable! It has CORN in it’s name! LOL Kathy loved the candy corn creations I shared with her! Have a great weekend!

      • Sharon says:

        🙂 We all need 5 – 7 servings of fruits & veggies every day, so it’s time to stock up! Thanks again for sharing with your neighbor! Have a crafty weekend! Sharon

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