Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Candy Maze (Design your game... from candy!)

Ooh la la! Today I'm going to share a fun, tasty, and creative CANDY CRAFT!   Do you have a stash of candy lying around?  I'm not a big candy addict... but I've been known to chow down on a few chocolates and gummy candies this time of year.  Yurp.   But can you blame me?  Chocolates are delicious and gummy candies are uber fun.  (Who doesn't dig their bright, happy colors?)  Well, if you have a stash of gummy candies lying around, here's a fun (and tasty) kids STEAM activity!    

Let's Design a Candy Maze!

Easy Kids STEAM Activity- Design a tasty Candy maze with kids!  Super fun activity provides opportunities to be creative!
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Candy Maze Materials 

Easy Kids STEAM Activity- Design a tasty Candy maze with kids!  Super fun activity provides opportunities to be creative!


  • Gummy candies and round hard candy
  • Tooth picks
  • Scissors
  • Styrofoam Tray (I asked my butcher for a clean one, but you could also buy styrofoam trays here)


Let’s make a candy maze!


First, lay your candy out to create a maze design.   Make sure your hard round candy can easily roll through the maze.  

(Sadly, many gummy worms were devoured in the design process.  But they sacrificed their lives for science!)

Easy Kids STEAM Activity- Design a tasty Candy maze with kids!  Super fun activity provides opportunities to be creative!



Once you’re satisfied with candy placement, use toothpicks to secure everything in place. 

Easy Kids STEAM Activity- Design a tasty Candy maze with kids!  Super fun activity provides opportunities to be creative!


Then, flip over your Styrofoam tray.  Trim off all the excess toothpick parts.

Easy Kids STEAM Activity- Design a tasty Candy maze with kids!  Super fun activity provides opportunities to be creative!


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Place your round candies on the board and play!  (If your candy gets caught in certain parts, adjust your maze accordingly.)

Easy Kids STEAM Activity- Design a tasty Candy maze with kids!  Super fun activity provides opportunities to be creative!

(By the way, this post was taken from my "never before published archives," so my son is super young.  Wow.  Time certainly flies!)


Wouldn’t this be a great game to design, make, and play with the kids?  It would definitely be a hit at parties and play dates!   Of course, once everyone’s done playing their games, just take the candy off and eat it! 

More Fun Candy Activities and Crafts 


If you liked this activity, check out these other really neat ways to incorporate candy in some creative activities!


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Happy making, friends!

Easy Kids STEAM Activity- Design a tasty Candy maze with kids!  Super fun activity provides opportunities to be creative! 


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