I have to say, I’m pretty excited about these creations. You see, Rockets are one of my all time favourite candies! And when it comes to handing them out for Halloween, it’s so good to know that Rockets candy products are gluten free and vegan. They contain none of the top known allergens so they’re safe for most children. For more information about Rockets candies and allergens, be sure to head on over to the new Rockets candy website. Do you live in the United States? Well then, you know Rockets candies too – they’re sold under the name Smarties where you are!
For my first creation, I went with the obvious: a Rockets Candy Rocket! It was an idea that just yelled out to me given the product name! To make these, for each rocket you need: a giant Rockets candy roll, tissue paper in yellow, orange, and red, tape (regular or double sided), construction paper or craft foam (I used some red with white for accents and the nose cone), and scissors.
My first step was to cut a rectangular piece of paper or craft foam to fit around and cover the giant Rockets candy roll. If you’re making a bunch of these, use this first piece as your template for the rest. I then cut some pieces of tissue paper in all 3 colours – strips or triangles work well. I used my double sided tape to tape these to one end of the piece that will be covering the giant Rockets candy roll. Wrap the cover around the candy roll with the taped part of the tissue paper on the inside so that it doesn’t show. Secure the cover to the giant Rockets candy roll with your tape.
I used my double sided tape to add a couple accent strips of white paper on the rocket body. You could let the kids go crazy decorating these in whatever way they’d like, even adding messages like “Blast off with Rockets” to them. Finally, I cut a circle out of white paper and then cut a wedge from that circle to form the nose cone for the rocket. Form it into a cone shape, securing with tape and then tape to the rocket base. That’s it! You now have a super cute Rockets Candy Rocket to hand out for Halloween or for your child to take as classroom treats at school.
My second idea came about when I had several varieties of Rockets candy lying out on the table. I looked down and saw the giant Rockets candy rolls lying next to the standard sized Rockets candy rolls and I instantly saw a body with arms and legs. I turned this into a Rocket Man Scarecrow! For each scarecrow you need: one giant Rockets candy roll, 1 Rockets lolly, 4 standard sized Rockets candy rolls. string (I used fishing line), construction paper or craft foam (I used orange), tissue paper (I used yellow to suggest straw), tape or double sided tape, and scissors.
I started by tying two of the standard sized Rockets candy rolls together at one end using the fishing line. I found it worked best to tie the string around one of the rolls first, knotting it, and then tying that one to the other. Repeat this with the other two standard sized Rockets candy rolls.
Now, tie one of these bundles of standard sized Rockets candy rolls to one end of the giant Rockets candy roll. Repeat with the other bundle and the other end of the giant Rockets candy roll. Finally, tie the Rockets lolly to the top of the scarecrow’s body – this will form the head. I found it helpful to secure this with some tape along the back to hold the stick against the body as well.
Cut a rectangular piece of paper or craft foam to fit around and cover the giant Rockets candy roll. Cut some fringe from the yellow tissue paper and tape some to each end of the paper or craft foam rectangle. Wrap this around the giant Rockets candy roll to cover it, with the taped part of the yellow tissue paper fringe on the inside so it doesn’t show and so that the tissue paper looks like straw sticking out from the top and bottom of his body.
Cut a circle out of the paper/craft foam and cut a wedge from that circle for the cone part of his hat, just as done above for the cone of the rocket ship. Cut another circle out to form the brim of the hat. I cut out the center of it to form sort of a donut shape and then pushed the cone part up through the donut, securing with tape. I added some more tissue paper fringe inside his hat to look like straw coming out from under it. I think there are so many different variations that could be done with this. What about making the basic figure and then letting the kids decide what they want to turn it into? Maybe a witch or a Frankenstein monster?
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