Jac o' lyn Murphy: Love is in the Air(heads)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Love is in the Air(heads)

Everyone needs to drink more water and 
I am always trying to find a way to make it more fun.

What better way to jazz up an ice cold sparkling water for Valentine's Day,
 than with an Airheads Xtreme Candy Straw?!
(My kids go nuts for the Xtremes, 
they kept stealing my supply while I worked on this project)

Sweet, Sour and EDIBLE...

One in a glass is so festive...

but it is Valentine's Day for goodness sake,
wouldn't it be more fun with two, so you can share with your honey??

They were surprisingly easy to make...

you just need:
Airheads Xtremes
(you will need 2 strips for each straw)
Wilton Dab-n-Hold edible glue 
(available at Michaels)
paper straws
 strips of plastic wrap to use as twist ties

lay the candy out,
 apply glue at the top and all the way down the length of the strip...

Start at the top of the straw,
and tightly twist the candy around the straw.
You will get more than half way down the straw, before you run out of candy.

use the plastic wrap to secure the candy
to the straw at the top
(I used mine like a twist tie)
and also at the middle where the candy ended

let it set for at least a few hours
(I did overnight)

then repeat the process to wrap around the other half of the straw,
again securing with plastic wrap...

and cut off the excess
(feel free to eat the extra)

To make an Airhead Heart:
apply the edible glue to the ends and top,
 as in picture below and secure with  clothespins...

 let glue dry,
then carefully remove clothespins...

Love will definitely be in the Air
and in the water!

Be an Airhead for Valentine's Day!

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  1. AIRHEADS have more room for BIG IDEAS!! ;) Love it!!

  2. Cutest idea ever. And I'm still dying over the edible glue!!

  3. Oh my goodness gracious! Those straws are brilliant!! So excited about the new sugar glue from Wilton. I used to have to make my own back in my cakerie days and it was such a pain. I'm picking up a new bottle the next time I'm at Michael's! Pinning and sharing your post. Too good to keep to myself...


  4. My lips are puckering with the bittersweet deliciousness :)

  5. Oh so cute! I didn't even know there was edible glue - clever!

  6. Oh, that looks like that would be a huge hit with the kids - thanks!!

  7. would love it if you could share this on my link party

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.com

  8. so fun and pretty! (and I didn't even know wilton made edible glue!)

  9. Such a sweet project! This is true creativity.
    I'd love for you to stop by and link this up at my link party, which is live right now. It is for new and OLD projects!
    Hope to see you there!

  10. My grandchildren are absolutely CRAZY about AirHeads Xtremes and I can't wait to try this craft with them.

  11. How original! And how wouldn't love an edible straw?

  12. I've never heard of edible glue before! I love this idea -- What a fun treat!

  13. So cute! I haven't heard of the edible glue either. Does the candy stick to the paper straw at all when the kids are eating it? I love the hearts too!

  14. What a great idea! You're a STAR tonight over at I Gotta Create!


    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina

  15. Would this FANTASTIC idea work using a plastic straw or must it be paper?

    1. Thanks for the hint about it being "more slippery"...I'll try both. Also another question....what did you do about the little missing air-head from the very top and very bottom. Was it very noticeable...I wluld image not but thought I'd ask in case you did fill it in or something.
      Again, a big Thank You for sharing this very colorful idea.

    2. If there is a gap at the top or bottom, just trim with some scissors, it works great!

  16. I'm getting ready to make these for the kids at our Easter gathering. I forgot to ask earlier if the sugar glue should be just a bead of glue going down the whole piece of candy or should it be spread to cover all the strip? Thanks for sharing such a cute idea.

  17. So clever and thank you for sharing the edible glue - I had no idea that existed. Pinning this great idea!


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