candy paint

  • Creating with Candy

    Hi! It’s me, Sprinkles! I am Nickey’s pet unicorn, and the intern here at, Colors Are Magic.

    Today I want to talk about…CANDY! I am sure that you have been seeing more of it than you wish to around your house due to Valentine’s Day… and guess what? Easter is just around the corner! So I thought it would be great to put together a little post about some fun ways you can use up that candy with your kids without having to consume all of it. Don’t be embarrassed, you’re not the only parent who sneaks a taste of their kid’s candy when they are sleeping. I know many of them!

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  • Laffy Taffy Finger Paints

    I am not going to lie… I love banana Laffy Taffy. It’s delicious… and smells amazing. It’s even my favorite color… yellow. So while walking up and down the Valentine’s aisle,  with Sprinkles, I decided to pick up a bag of Laffy Taffy. While painting Sprinkle’s hooves and munching on a piece, I got an idea. Why not try making finger paints out of them? Seriously, why not? We have been painting with a lot of candy lately. It’s been better for our teeth and adds more fun colors to hang on our refrigerator.

    They turned out great and smelled amazing. If you would like to try creating with your candy instead of eating it, you should really try out this recipe!

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  • Gum Ball Paint

    Playing with your food is always fun… often frowned upon… but always fun. In my opinion, playing with candy is the ultimate fun when it come to food playing. It’s so bright, colorful and sweet. Well, other day my pet unicorn, Sprinkles, and I went to the candy shop in town. We got all sorts of fun stuff! I didn’t realize on our walk home that there was a small hole in my bag. I began to notice that my bag was getting lighter, and turned around to see some of my gum balls had fallen onto the ground and rolled into a puddle. I was really bummed… until I walked over and saw what had happened in the puddle. The gum balls began to bleed colors in the puddle and made the water rainbow colors. I kicked one of the gum balls out of the puddle and onto the sidewalk. It made a beautiful marbled streak as it rolled around and eventually landed in the grass. Needless to say that Sprinkles and I hurried home with our remaining gum balls to make some beautiful gum ball art.

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