Candy Corn Family
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Candy Corn Family

We created this candy corn family using various-sized cones of STYROFOAM*.A FloraCraft® Foam Cutter enabled us to shape cones to look more like candy corn, with flat fronts and backs. (We reserved the scraps to create the cat, dog and feet.)

Designed By Dondi Richardson/FloraCraft

™* STYROFOAM is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Cones: 12-inch, 9-inch, (2) 6-inch
  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Design It:™ Foam Cutter or Serrated Knife
  • Modeling Paste or Gesso
  • Acrylic Paint: White, Orange, Yellow, Brown
  • Coordinating Ribbon Scraps
  • Brown Felt
  • Paint Brushes
  • Low-temp Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Project Instructions

Cut 2 ½-inch off the top of the 12-inch cone. This will be the dad and the dog.

Cut 1 ¾-inch off the top of the 9-inch cone. This will be mom and the cat.

Cut about ½-inch off the bottom end of a 6-inch cone. This will be the little boy.

Cut 1-inch off the bottom of the other 6-inch cone. This will be the little girl.

Reserve the scraps for making the feet.

Shape each cone to look like real candy corn. Use the Foam Cutter or serrated knife to saw off the front and back lower sections on each cone. Reserve the scraps for making the feet.

Cut two small, half-circle feet proportionate to each cone using the reserved scraps. Do not cut feet for the cat and dog, felt will be used for these.

Cover each cone and all the feet with two coats of modeling paste or gesso to fill the cells of the STYROFOAM* and smooth the surface for painting.

Paint the bottom section yellow, the middle section orange and the top section white of each cone and let dry.

Paint all the feet brown, then paint brown dots for eyes on each of the cones.

From the felt, cut small triangle shaped ears and glue onto the cat, and small oval shaped ears and glue onto the dog.

Cut four half-circles for the feet and glue onto bottom of cat and dog.

To make a hat for the dad, cut a 1-inch circle (top of hat), 2-inch circle (brim of hat) and ¾-inch x 3-inch strip of felt. Glue the 3-inch strip into a circle then glue it to the center of the brim. Glue the 1-inch circle to the top then glue to the dad’s head.

Use the ribbon scraps to make a tie for the dad and bows for the mom and little girl.