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Published on December 12th, 2010 | by Julie Finn


Crafting with a Sugar High: A Review of Candy Construction

Crisped Rice Tree Project from Candy ConstructionsCandy is usually thought of as a legitimate crafting material only at Christmas-time. We happily run to the grocery store for candy canes to decorate our gingerbread houses and mini M&Ms to add pizzazz to our sugar cookie tree ornaments, but for the rest of the year, that candy’s only contribution is its empty calories.

In Candy Construction: How to Build Edible Race Cars, Castles, and Other Cool Stuff out of Store-Bought Candy, author Sharon Bowers takes candy crafting to a whole new level, offering step-by-step tutorials for edible projects that are suitable for an entire year’s worth of theme parties and kid-craft projects.

Sounds delicious, right? Well, here’s what I really think about it:

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About the Author

I’m a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I’m interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it’s manifested–making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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