Our candy nativity is such a fun craft to make with kids for Christmas. It is a perfect way to use leftover Halloween candy!
How to Make a Candy Nativity
- Tootsie Roll Fruit Chews (available on Amazon and Walmart)
- Original Tootsie Roll Midgees (available on Amazon and Walmart)
- Dum Dum lollipops in pineapple, mocha, or root beer flavors (available on Amazon and Walmart)
- Plate or other surface for placing the nativity scene figures (glossy surface works best)
To make tall people for the nativity, use two to three midgies to wrap around the stick of a Dum Dum.
Allow an excess of the candy at the bottom of each stick to extend about ¼ inch from the bottom so that the finished characters can be pressed and stuck to the surface.
To make shorter people, cut off part of the sucker stick before wrapping in the candy.
You can also bend the lollipop stick for a bending figure.
For baby Jesus, we wrapped a Tootsie roll around a lollipop stick that had been cut very short.
Then we used a flattened Tootsie roll fruit chew to wrap around the baby body to create a blanket.
Roll and shape additional Tootsie Rolls to add cloaks, head coverings and wisemen gifts.
For the manger, use four regular Tootsie Rolls. One midgie should be flattened into the bottom while two are flattened to become the sides.
Cut the final midgie in half and flatten to form to close the gaps on the opposite sides.
To make the shepherd’s staff, use half a midgie and roll back and forth using the palm of your hand against a flat surface to form a long length. Curve one end over as the hook of the staff.
Press the characters against a flat surface to stand. If they topple, add additional candy to the bottom. A glossy surface will work best.
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