Did you know the first jelly bean was created by an American candy maker in the 1800s? It first made its appearance as a treat to send to soldiers in the Civil War. Odd, but true. Since then it has become associated with the Easter holiday because of the egg-like shape. And it takes between 7 and 21 days to make a jelly bean!
I don’t know about you, but I love jelly beans. Every year they seem to come in new flavors and colors! I couldn’t resist sharing some crafty, fun ideas using jelly beans.
Create pretty mosaic cookies
With a frosted cookie as your canvas and jelly beans as your medium, you can create different patterns or pictures with multi-colored jelly beans.
Make your own jelly bean bracelet
With a needle and thread, string a row of jellybeans in a pretty pattern. When you have the desired length, string the needle through the first jellybean again to make a completed circle. Tie off and add a ribbon bow.
Have a candy crafting party
With a bowl of jelly beans, toothpicks, and various candy bars, kids will have a blast creating their own candy creations.
Make jelly bean candy carrots
Fill a frosting piping bag with orange jelly beans. Twist a small piece of green tissue paper and place inside the bag. Secure with a pretty ribbon. Put in a cute basket or bucket to make a great Easter or Spring display.
Whatever the flavor or craft, I hope you enjoyed these sweet ideas.
For more Spring crafting inspiration you can check out my Pinterest board. I look forward to your comments, and would love to know what you would create with jelly beans. Happy Jelly Bean Crafting!