How To Make Fake Candy Decorations

Last Updated on December 4, 2021

Are you preparing for a candy-themed party? Do you know how to make fake candy decorations? For the most part, you can make fake candies. Likewise, you can create artificial candies at home. In that regard, read and follow these simple step-by-step instructions, and you are ready to go.

How To Make Life-size Gumdrops?

Make these beautiful and amazing life-size gumdrops decorations that will surely impress your guests. This Life-size gumdrop is perfect for children’s parties and Christmas decorations.

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What you will need for making a life-size gumdrop

  • 5 pounds of white flour
  • Water
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Round laundry basket, about 1 bushel
  • One pack of tissue paper
  • Newspapers
  • Hairdryer
  • Acrylic paint (different colors of your choice)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Decoupage glue
  • Epsom salt
  • Clear varnish spray

Step by step instructions for making a life-size gumdrop

Step 1

First and foremost, pour your flour into a big mixing bowl. Then, add water. Remember, you do not have to measure it. After that, stir your flour and water.

Step 2

Then, use your electric mixer to mix your flour and water. Do so until it appears like a thin cake batter. Afterward, add more water to your flour if needed to make a thinner paste. Or you can add more flour to thicken your paper mache paste.

Step 3

After that, dip a sheet of tissue paper into your paper mache paste. Also, ensure that you soak the tissue paper completely. 

Step 4

Next, take your laundry basket. Then, place it upside down so that the bottom of the basket becomes the top. Also, the basket will serve as your base.

Step 5

Afterward, place your wet tissue paper over the top of the gumdrop form. Then, allow your tissue paper to drape down the sides of your laundry basket.

Step 6

Soak more tissue paper in the paper mache paste. Then, cover the sides of the laundry basket. Make sure to cover the primary piece of tissue paper. After that, use your hands to smoothen your gumdrop’s exterior. And ensure to cover the lip of the basket if there is one.

Step 7

Then, cut strips of newspaper into various sizes. Be sure to work from the top of the gumdrop to the base. Afterward, cover the laundry basket with newspaper strips. Ensure to use about four layers of the newspaper when you start creating the gumdrop.

Step 8

Once done, allow your paper mache to dry. Remember, the drying process will differ based on the climate and weather. Also, you can use your hairdryer for your paper mache. Keep in mind that it speeds up the drying time.

Step 9

When your paper mache is dry, use your paintbrush and acrylic paint to color your gumdrop paper mache. Then, cover the entire surface area. After that, make sure to allow your paint to dry well.

Step 10

Once you notice the paint is dry, be sure to cover the painted gumdrop with decoupage glue.

Step 11

Afterward, sprinkle Epsom salt over the glue to create and imitate the sugar crystals of a real gumdrop.

Step 12

Finally, once the glue has dried, spray with a clear varnish to help secure the surface.

How To Make Fake Candy Decorations Like Fake Lollipops Using Paper?

Making paper lollipops can be a fun project for your kids in creating fake candies. These fake lollipops are easy to make. And you can give them time to be creative and artistic with this artificial candy. 

What you will need for making DIY fake candy 

  • Construction paper of your choice
  • Craft glue
  • Markers, paint, and glitter glue
  • Straws
  • Clear tape
  • Candy lollipops

Step by step instructions for making fake lollipops

Step 1

Start with tracing three different sizes of a circle on three different colored construction papers. Afterward, trace a matching color and sizes of a circle on more construction paper using each of the traced circles. 

Step 2

After that, take the small and medium-size circles. And be sure to put a bit of glue on the back. Then, place your medium-size circle in the center of the large circle. After that, place the small circle in the center of the medium-size circle. Ensure to repeat this step with your remaining circles. 

Step 3

Then, make sure to beautify the joined circles. And make pinwheel stripes using your markers, paint, and glitter glue. Afterward, allow the circles to dry.

Step 4

Afterward, take your straw. And make two slits in the top about two inches. Then, please press on the straw to flatten it out slightly.

Step 5

Next, cut two pieces of clear tape. And make sure to place them into the slits of the straw. After that, the non-sticky sides of the tape should be joint.

Step 6

After that, place your straw on one of your lollipop circles. And make sure to place the other circle lollipop on top of your straw. Afterward, place the center of the circle over the center of the first circle. And be sure to press firmly to stick the circles to the tape on the straw.

Step 7

Lastly, repeat the steps to make more paper lollipops.

Learn more about How To Use Candy Melts And Molds.

Fake Candy Decorations: Fake Colorful Candy Cane Using Polymer Clay

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In making fake candy decorations, red and candy canes are okay but try making colorful candy canes to be different.

What you will need for making fake colorful candy cane using clay

  • Polymer clay (color white and the colors of your choice)
  • Oven 
  • Baking sheet
  • Craft knife (Exacto knife)

Step by step instructions for making fake colorful candy cane

Step 1

Before anything else, roll your white clay into a log, about 1/3-inch in diameter. Or in the size of the real candy canes. Then, roll out your colored clay into thin logs. And make sure to wrap your colored clays around the white clay. Doing so imitates the candy cane stripes. Afterward, repeat the process with all your colored clays. 

Step 2

Then, roll your white clay log with all the different colored clay logs. After that, gently press the colored clay into your white clay. And be sure to split your candy cane stripes. After that, twist the candy cane clay log in the direction of your candy stripes to create more stripes. 

Step 3

Afterward, roll out your log again to smoothen the surface. When you are happy with your colorful log, bend the end of your candy cane. Doing this will give it the candy cane look. Then, use your crafting knife to cut the end of your candy cane to achieve the correct length. 

Step 4

Next, repeat the process of making all of your colorful candy canes. And baking them inside the oven for 15 minutes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Step 5

Ultimately, once you bake your candy canes, the colorful candy cane clays will be ready to use for your decorations. 

Read more about How To Make Edible Glitter For Candy Apples.

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