Peppermint Wreath Ornaments

Pretty, simple wreaths made entirely from peppermints! Just put them in the oven, and let them make some holiday magic.

  1. Ages: 3 - 11

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    My two are crazy about peppermints, so this simple craft is something they love very much! We turned on our oven to 325 degrees.

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  • Step 2

    Maddie unwrapped some candies.

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  • Step 3

    We put some foil over our cookie sheet, and she placed her candies in a circle--making sure they touched each other.

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  • Step 4

    Here's a flower that Maddie made.

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  • Step 5

    We put our candies in for 6.5 minutes at 325 degrees. They had spread enough at this point, but they continue to melt a bit from the heat of the pan after you take them out, so 6 1/2 was an ideal time for us. (Better to take them out a bit early when they still have shape and substance, rather than too late when they're flat and runny.)

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  • Step 6

    We left the wreaths to cool for a minute, but since the flower didn't have a hole, we pushed an ornament hook underneath it while the candy was hot and soft. (Make sure not to touch it with bare fingers!) Note: If your wreath breaks, try putting it back in the oven for a couple of minutes; usually the candy will melt back together.

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  • Done!

    Once the ornaments had cooled, we lifted them easily off the foil. We tied on ribbons, and hung them up. Sweet!

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