Back to School Candy Pencils

It’s time to celebrate the School year! These Back to School Candy Pencils are perfect for a Back to School Party, after-school treat, or make enough to share with the class and send them on the First Day of School. 

How to Make Candy Pencils | Perfect for a Back to School Treat or Party | Directions on HoosierHomemade.com

Are you all ready to send your kiddos back to school? My youngest started this week, while I’m absolutely not ready for him to go back to school, I am definitely ready to get back into a schedule. I think by the end of the Summer, we all feel that way. Our middle son headed back to college earlier this week, and our oldest starts college next week. It’s definitely a busy time, but I know your kiddos will love these Candy Pencils.

How to Make Candy Pencils | Perfect for a Back to School Treat or Party | Directions on HoosierHomemade.com

We have lots to cover so let’s get started…

How to Make Candy Pencils | Perfect for a Back to School Treat or Party | Directions on HoosierHomemade.com

Back to School Candy Pencil Supplies

  • Rolo Candy – you can use prepackaged or buy individual Rolos in a bag and tape them together. We have done both and they both work.
  • Hershey Chocolate Kisses
  • Yellow scrapbook paper
  • Pink scrapbook paper
  • Metallic or Foil scrapbook paper
  • Paper cutter {optional, but it’s really handy}
  • Markers – black for the pencil tip and another color to write on the pencil
  • Adhesive – we used tape, Elmer’s Extreme Glue Stick, Tape Runner
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • 1 piece of lined paper to use as a guide
  • Large skewer or scoring tool

How to Make Candy Pencils | Perfect for a Back to School Treat or Party | Directions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 1 – cutting paper

  • Yellow – cut  3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch
  • Pink – cut  1/2 x 3 1/2 inch
  • Metallic – cut  3/4 x 3 1/2 inch
  • Circle – trace around end of Rolo candy and cut out

How to Make Candy Pencils | Perfect for a Back to School Treat or Party | Directions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 2

  • Using the lined paper as a guide, score the long side of the yellow paper every 2 lines with a skewer

How to Make Candy Pencils | Perfect for a Back to School Treat or Party | Directions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 3

  • Write in the middle of the paper
  • Fold on each of the scored lines

How to Make Candy Pencils | Perfect for a Back to School Treat or Party | Directions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 4

  • Attach the pink and metallic pieces of paper onto the end of the yellow with glue or adhesive

How to Make Candy Pencils | Perfect for a Back to School Treat or Party | Directions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 5

  • Carefully remove the white piece of paper with Hershey on it, and color the tip of the kiss with a black marker

How to Make Candy Pencils | Perfect for a Back to School Treat or Party | Directions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 6

  • Trace around the end of the Rolo candy and cut out the circle
  • Attach the circle to one end of the candy with glue or adhesive

How to Make Candy Pencils | Perfect for a Back to School Treat or Party | Directions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 7

  • Using glue or adhesive, wrap the Rolo candy with the paper and secure, then add the kiss.

How to Make Candy Pencils | Perfect for a Back to School Treat or Party | Directions on HoosierHomemade.com

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Comments

  1. Amy says:

    These are so cute, Liz! I love them!
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  2. These are adorable. I am a grandmother and my grandson is in highschool so I won’t be making these for him but I do gift packaging for some marketing girls and I think one of these tied on to a tag for an August gift would be darling. Thank you for the very clear tutorial! Visting from Skip To My Lou!

  3. Lana says:

    Such a great idea. I will feature it on my site and pin board.

  4. I love the way you think, Liz! This is something I would have totally loved when my kids were home. Heck, even my college girls would love these!
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