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I had so much fun making this DIY Candy Train for a Christmas Craft with a 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 smokestack, but ultimately went with the Hershey’s Kiss.

Here’s a helpful little Video on How To Make a Christmas Candy Train…


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…

supplies for candy train craft

  • 1 package of Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum
  • 1 package of Lifesavers Candy – for Christmas, I purchased the red and white striped Peppermint Flavor ( It’s hard to find individual lifesavers. I finally lucked out at Walgreen’s – in the Christmas/holiday aisle)
  • 4 Hard Peppermint Candies
  • 1 Hereshey’s Kiss
  • 4 Miniature Hershey Bars – For my Christmas Train, I bought the Christmas Printed Candy 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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Make a Santa Craft our of a wire hanger 

~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Megan

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

  2. Geri Sherwood

    Great ideas! Thanks

    1. Melissa

      Thank you for leaving that comment. You made my day!

  3. Mirlandra

    I went through a ton of pictures of candy trains for my son’s party but yours are the best! It made me so happy to stumble upon your lovely work. Thanks for sharing! I’m doing them for a 3 year old party so I’m going to make some out of lifesavers and some from rolls of pennies!

    1. Melissa

      Mirlandra! Hey there! Thank you so much for leaving this comment for me. I always get so nervous that it will be negative. You absolutely made my day. I love the penny roll idea. So clever!

  4. Sheri

    What type of glue do you use?

    1. Melissa

      I used a low-temperature glue gun. A high temp glue gun would possibly melt the chocolates and your fingers as well. While a glue from a glue gun will give the strongest hold, there are other options. If you don’t have low temp glue fun a tacky glue like Fabri-tac might work well. It has a gummy texture and would probably hold everything.

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