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