Like it or not, candy corn is ubiquitous in the fall! The sugary staple with its festive orange, yellow, and white stripes is practically synonymous with fall and Halloween. Because of that, candy corn crafts are always popular. Let us show you how to make paper plate candy corn, which you can use for super cute Halloween crafts, decor, and games!
We promise that making this candy corn craft won’t cause any cavities, either! 🙂
Supplies Needed to Make Paper Plate Candy Corn
These are the supplies we used to make the project as shown in this post. Feel free to improvise with other supplies you already have on hand!
- Dinner size white paper plate (x2)
- Yellow and orange craft paint
- Paint brush
How to Make Candy Corn from Paper Plates
Are you ready to see just how easy it is to make LOTS of candy corn with just one plate?
Squeeze a bit of yellow craft paint onto a paper plate. The paper plate will serve as your paint palette! Then, use the paint brush to paint a ring of yellow paint around the other paper plate.
Our yellow ring of paint extended from the outer edge of the paper plate to the inner circle.
Now, add a bit of orange craft paint to the paper plate paint palette. Add a ring of orange paint underneath the ring of yellow paint – making sure to leave a white circle in the middle of the paper plate.
Let the paint dry completely. If you apply a thin layer of craft paint, this won’t take too long.
TIP: if you’re pressed for time or making these candy corn crafts at a Halloween party or in a classroom setting, consider using markers or oil pastels instead! That will speed up the craft since drying time is eliminated.
Once the paint is dry, begin cutting the paper plate into triangle shapes, just like a pie.
For our candy corn craft, we ended up with six triangles, but you could have more if you cut the triangles at a narrower angle.
Next, carefully round the pointed edge of the candy corn with the scissors.
And then do the same to the top corners (the yellow part).
With that, your paper plate candy corn is complete!
It might sound “corny”, but we just love this Halloween candy craft – don’t you?
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