As part of the #VIPFruitFlavors campaign for #CollectiveBias, I was asked to create a fun spring craft using Skittles and Starburst candy. I immediately decided to make gifts for my son’s preschool teachers. They work so hard, it’s nice to give them a little treat that they can use to decorate the classroom.
Of course, when you walk into a preschool classroom with a bright, colorful treat, you’ll be immediately greeted by lots of little hands wanting to touch and explore this new object. The Skittles and Starburst candy pieces were perfect for this project because they introduce lots of different textures to it.
I purchased the Skittles and Starburst 30 Pack from Sam’s Club to make this project.
It was really easy to find on the candy aisle. The great thing about the variety pack is that you can make multiple teacher gifts. Plus, you’ll need a lot of the candy pieces to decorate the flower pots.
Spring Flower Pot Teacher Gifts
Skittles & Starburst Variety Pack (30 ct.) from Sam’s Club
Clay Flower Pots
Yellow and Green Pipe Cleaners
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
First, you’ll need to decorate the flower pots with the Skittles.
Add a bit of hot glue onto the back of a piece of Skittles, then stick it onto the clay pot. You can just put the pieces on randomly, or try to stick to a pattern. I even “hid” a couple of flower designs on one of my pots.
Next, it’s time to assemble the Starburst flowers.
To make large flowers, cut three pieces of Starburst candy in half — you’ll need five of these. Mold each half into the shape of a petal by stretching it into an oval shape, then forming one end into a point. These will be the bottom petals.
Next, cut two pieces of Starburst candy into quarters — you’ll need five of these. Again, mold each quarter into the shape of a petal by stretching it into an oval shape and forming one end into a point. These will be the top petals.
To make small flowers, cut two pieces of Starburst candy in quarters — you’ll need five of these. Mold each quarter into the shape of a petal by stretching it into an oval shape, then forming one end into a point. These will be the bottom petals.
Next, cut one pieces of Starburst candy into eighths — you’ll need five of these. Again, mold each eighth into the shape of a petal by stretching it into an oval shape and forming one end into a point. These will be the top petals.
Take a yellow pipe cleaner and cut it into four equal pieces. Roll each piece into itself to create a small yellow disk.
Glue each petal onto the disk to form a flower. Glue on a yellow Skittle to form the center of the flower.
Glue the back of the pipe cleaner disk onto the top of a popsicle stick.
Wrap two pipe cleaners around the popsicle stick to form the stem of the flower. Add a small piece of green pipe cleaner to form a leaf.
Use the floral foam to assemble the flowers in the pots. Cover the tops with Spanish moss.
Aren’t they fun? I even made some extras to use as spring decoration in our house. My son loved helping me arrange them on our mantle.
How do you decorate for Spring?
I love these colorful flower pots! They are so fun! I like how you formed the flower petals from Starburst candy…so creative. #client