This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hershey’s Kisses chocolates and I go way back. Okay, not all the way back to 1907 when they were first introduced. I mean, contrary to what my daughter believes, I’m not that old. 🙂
But I was around when they introduced the red and green foil kisses for Christmas, because they became a staple at the holidays.
You see, my mom doesn’t have a crafty bone in her body — she’s the first to tell you that — but the Christmas colored kisses let her get her (limited) craft on. Fill a bowl with red and green Hershey’s Kisses candies and place them on the table and, viola!, a centerpiece is born. Tape them to the envelope of a Christmas card and, voila!, a card turns into a tasty gift.
I, on the other hand, like my Christmas crafts with lots of steps and lots of glue. Which we’ll get to. But first, in honor my craft-challenge mother, I have an easy and fun Kiss-mas Tree Centerpiece idea that makes an excellent “starter” great Christmas craft with kids idea for the craft-challenged:
Christmas Crafts With Kids: Kiss-Mass Tree Centerpiece
(you can find some green & red holiday scrapbook paper by clicking here or by clicking here for a larger selection)
Hershey’s Kisses chocolates in Christmas Foil Colors
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Cut out triangle shapes from scrapbook paper. Tape a toothpick on the back. Insert toothpick into Hershey’s Kisses candies.
Arrange on platter.
This project is so quick and simple that you can give the kids (and my mom) carte blanche. Only minimal supervision required.
But if you want to up the family Christmas craft fun and difficulty factor, then perhaps these Kiss-mas Santas and Kiss-mas elves are more your speed. (But keep in mind the finished product is not safe to eat).
Christamas Crafts with Kids: Kiss-Mas Santas & Kiss-Mas Elves How To
Hershey’s Kisses chocolates in holiday foil colors
(if you don’t drink wine, you can find a selection of recycled wine corks at this link)
Red & Green Paint
Multi-Surface Glue (I used Wellbond)
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1. Paint half the wine cork in red and green paint; let dry.
2. Add a generous dab of glue on top of wine cork.
3. Add Hershey’s Kisses candies to top of wine cork; let dry.
After Hershey’s Kisses hats have dried completely …
4. Paint a black strip around the middle of the wine cork for the belt. Let dry.
5. Use Sharpie to make eyes.
6. Add a dab of glue under eyes; attach small red pom pom nose.
Once nose has dried completely …
7. Add a dab of glue on top of the Hershey’s Kisses chocolate hat; add white pom pom. Let dry.
8. Add glue around bottom of Hershey’s Kisses chocolate. Cut a length of fuzzy yarn and attach.
9. (For Santa): Add glue to sides of wine cork for beard; I used two strands of fuzzy yarn.
10. (For elf): Add glue midday down green painted area; attach fuzzy yarn.
Now you have an army of Kiss-Mas Santas …
and Kiss-Mass elves!
You can use them at place settings or stocking stuffers or even turn them into ornaments for the tree!
I even made a little army of New Year’s Kiss Father Time’s …
I pretty much used the same technique as the Santas and Elves.
Happy Holiday Crafting with kids and Hershey’s Kisses chocolates and The Hershey Company!
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Amazing ideas! I just love them! I will try these with my 5 year old.. she is going to have so much fun!
These are waaaaaay tooooo cute!!!!….You are a very clever and creative person!….This post just made my day!!…Merry Christmas to you and your family!
OK. That’s all really cute, BUT wasting a perfectly good kiss by making it inedible is just wrong! I will have to go with the little Christmas trees which are adorable by the way!
Absolutely adorable! 😉
Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage says
Oh my gosh these are just adorable. I think you are a secret santa elf!!!! So creative and fun.
Ann Marie says
Love all the ideas, but the” tree stuck in kiss creation” is two thumbs up. Planning to make a slight change, will attach another tree on the back of the original to “finish” off the project and if I use them for place settings @ church, will add individual names. 🙂 Thanks for sharing such a quick and eye catching decoration.!
Love, love, love your improvements on my craft idea! So smart! 🙂
How would you make them into ornaments?
I suppose you could use a hot glue gun to attach a loop of yarn so you could hang them on the tree. Hope that helps!
You could use glue dot and double sided tape to make the kiss-mas people food safe.
Brilliant! Thanks for this great idea … and solution! 🙂
Miss Mira says
Ideas for something similar in the cork creations for Valentine’s Day!
Merry Christmas Wishes says
Thanks for presenting great ideas here. You won’t believe but my kids even started preparing for Centerpiece as they really liked that. Thanks again.