Candy Bon Bons

Tools for Assembly:

  • Self-dry clay like Crayola Magic
  • Chocolate colored shiny fabric paint
  • Toothpick
  • Pink, white, baby blue and/or red shiny fabric paint
  • Waxed paper
  • Small detailing scissors, a.k.a. as embroidery snips

I have the utmost respect for the food artisans who know how to make luscious mini food and candy out of polymer clay. Alas, my fingers are not nimble enough to pursue that art. For those of you who are in the same boat as I, below is a tutorial for the cheater's way to mini candy. Note: I used Crayola Model Magic for the candy base shape and shiny dimensional fabric paint to create the faux candy look. I bet any self-dry clay will work.

1. Spread out some waxed paper to work on. Form tiny bits of Crayola Magic into twelve pieces of candy. Mine are too circular, so the finished product looks more like chocolate olives. I should have made a flatter base. I also should have taken care to make them more uniform in size. Once dried, place a dot of shiny brown dimensional fabric paint to a piece of cling plastic or waxed paper and stick the little candies in the dot. This will hold your candy in place while you work.

2. Use a toothpick to help you coat each candy piece with shiny fabric paint. I used two different colors: hot chocolate brown and dark brown (milk chocolate vs. dark chocolate).
3. This is another version of the above candies. I found that the candy expanded upward when drying, so I flattened the formed balls. Now these look more like chocolate covered cherries. They are more uniform in size.

4. Next I added either a pink or red dollop on each piece of candy. Then let each candy dry thoroughly.

5. Detail cut around each candy piece. Below is the finished product from the second set of candy I made. Obviously, I didn't use a colored dollop on these.

On my second set, I used a piece of clear plastic as my work surface.


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