How To Make A Candy Train Craft | Kid Friendly Things To Do

I had so much fun making this DIY Candy Train for a Christmas Craft with lifesaver and other candies. You could carry this Candy Train throughout the whole year with little train enthusiasts and train themed birthday parties. This is a perfect craft for School Christmas Parties or just for fun at home this Christmas. Come on in and I’ll share How To Make a Candy Train Craft for Christmas and beyond…


How to Make a Candy Train Craft

You can mix and match candy pieces to make your train. I had several different options for the smoke stack, but ultimately went with the Hershey’s Kiss.

Candy Train with lifesaver candy

I like the way the paper on top resembles smoke coming out. 

Candy Train craft for Christmas

The old fashioned candy trains used a package of stick gum for the base. Can you believe they don’t make a package of 5 gum sticks anymore? I searched all over. The closest that I could find to the same size was a package of Hubba Bubba. 

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FYI – Life Savers packages are tricky to find too. I finally found some packages in the Christmas Aisle of Walgreen’s. Target also had them in the Christmas Aisle, but sold them in a multi-pack of 3. They had the classic rainbow flavor ones. 

Finally, Here are the supplies and instructions for this Candy Train Craft…


How To Make A Candy Train Craft | Kid Friendly Things To Do

How to Make a Candy Train Craft

Make this Candy Train Craft this Christmas with the kids, or make them for party favors. 

  • Author: Melissa


supplies for candy train craft

1 package of Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum

1 package of Lifesavers Candy

4 Hard Peppermint Candies

1 Hereshey’s Kiss

4 Miniature Hershey Bars

Lo Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks


Making a Candy Train Craft

  • Center and Glue the Lifesavers candy on to the top of the bubble gum package 

Adding peppermint to the candy train craft

  • add the 4 peppermint candies to the corners of the bubble gum -as wheels 

Making a Candy Train Craft

  • Stack and Glue 3 of the 4 miniature Hershey Miniature Chocolate Bars 

how to make a candy train craft for Christmas

  • Glue that to the back of the Lifesaver candy
  • Glue the other candy bar the opposite way of the others in the center
  • Glue the candy kiss on the front of the Lifesaver candy

That’s It! Merry Christmas 




How to Make a Candy Train Craft

If you are still looking for Christmas Crafts, then check out the posts below…

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Simple Rudolph Lollipop Christmas Craft

Make a Santa Craft out of a wire hanger

Make a Santa Craft our of a wire hanger 

~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do 

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  1. My grandma used to make them for me and my cousins when we were little every Christmas.

  2. Geri Sherwood

    Great ideas! Thanks

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