What would be the best way to make a small, edible Fire Truck made out of unwrapped candy to give to FireFighters on Christmas Day. This would need to be a craft that children age 5-10 could make without glue (perhaps double stick tape or something of the like).
By guest (Guest Post) Flag
October 10, 2005
Use Big Red (or other red chewing gum) pack topped by 2 or 3 red Starburst type candies lined up and perhaps one extra for the cab of the truck. Use black licorice Nibs cut in half and rolled round to resemble a wheel for all four wheels. Take a piece of unwrapped white gum like Extra Winterfresh and cut it in half to make two long narrow pieces. Remove the eraser from a pencil and form the metal eraser holder into a square and use this as a cookie cutter to remove squares from the gum strips to resemble a white ladder. Put one or two of these on top of the Starburst 'bed' of the fire truck. You could also use Fondant to form the parts. You could add a Red Hot to the top as a Light. I would use double stick tape or an edible adhesive(???) for assembling. I know most of these are WRAPPED candies but it would travel (from assembly site to station) better and be more edible (less dirty/germy) this way. And less loss to hungry assemblers if wrapped. I have done ChooChoo train engines and Biplanes this way for St Nick/stocking stuffers successfully.