My nine-year-old is always looking for fun crafts to do with her friends. So, a few weeks ago we planned out these cute kawaii candy containers and last week she called a few friends over to make them with her. Planning out projects is one of her favorite things to do. She and I are a little kawaii-crazy and so this is what we came up with. I thought I’d do a quick tutorial on how to make them for any of you who may have a craft-loving kid as well.
I purchased the fun candy containers from Oriental Trading. They are on sale right now for cheap and I just couldn’t resist their brightly colored cuteness…or my daughters begging for me to order them for her. They come in pink, green, blue, and orange. Of course, any plastic candy container will do.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Candy container
- Paint (pink, black, and white)
- Pencil with eraser
- Black sharpie marker
- Mini round sponge brush (1/2″)
- Skewer (not photographed)
- Filler candy of choice
- Ribbon (optional)
Let’s get started.
Get your paint ready. Take the bottom half of your candy container and set it aside so your container will lay flat.
Take your pencil eraser and gently dip it in the black paint. Stamp it onto the container to make your first eye. Repeat for a second eye. 🙂
Next, take your round sponge brush and dab it in the pink paint. Use this to make two cheeks.
While those are drying, use your sharpie marker to draw on a little kawaii-style mouth.
Once your eyes and cheeks are dry, use the blunt end of your skewer to make the pupils and the sharp end to make the little dots above the pupils.
Let them dry.
Once it is dry, all you have left to do is fill them with candy and tie on the bows. It’s so hard to photograph translucent containers, but you get the idea, right? :S
This craft is easy enough for a few fourth graders to do all on their own. The only part that needed supervising was the candy filling part. Ha! They ate the whole bag of jelly beans in two seconds flat. They seemed to have fun making them, so mission accomplished.
Hope you enjoyed this quick little tutorial and give it a try!