How To Make A Candy Train – Easy Kids Christmas Crafts

These little old school candy trains have been a tradition in our house for years. The Girl Who Thinks She’s A Bird has been making them and gifting them to friends for as long as I can remember. I bet it’s a tradition she passes on to her kids.

Making the actual train is so simple and just requires a few pieces of candy and a glue gun. While kids can help out with this craft, I’d obviously not recommend you give your 2-year-old a hot glue gun and let him go to town. And there’s your disclaimer.
Check out the step by step instructions and you can build your very own candy train:

Start with a package of gum.  I  selected Clove gum because it was red.

Hot glue 1 roll of Lifesavers to the pack of gum letting the Lifesavers hang over 1 end of the gum.

Add 1 foiled Rolo.

Add 1 Hershey’s miniature candy to the top of the Rolo.

Add 1 upside down foiled Hershey’s Kiss.

Add 4 wrapped peppermint discs.

Viola!  One candy train.  How easy was that?

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  1. LaToya says

    I’ve seen these somewhere over the years. Not a top of mind things. Great little thing the kids can make as gifts to give to the family.

  2. Margaret Bushee says

    We made these for my youngest elementary school class for Christmas presents. They were a big hit! Thanks so much, Mavis!

  3. says

    These are darling as is, but would be really, really cute if some of the larger pieces were wrapped in coordinating print holiday papers. I might try making a few this weekend!

  4. Rosaleen says

    These ARE cute! They might make interesting place card holders on a Christmas table. Just put a card with the person’s name over the train body or right on top of the smoke stack. Or make a larger tent-style card to be the train’s tunnel, but that would take more time and more paper. This is a great time of year to simplify anywhere possible.

  5. Erika says

    We’re making these for two of my boys’ elementary school classes this year. They are having a lot of fun helping to make them – thanks for the idea!

  6. Sarah says

    I made these when I was a 4th grader and now I’m a middle schooler I forgot all about these thank you do much for reminding me of this! I’m making them for my friends this year and I hope they like it

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