Friday, December 28, 2012


For this activity, we sorted jolly rancher candies by color, then each child chose a color to unwrap and smash with a hammer or mallet.  Then we put the smashed pieces into cookie cutters that were on a piece of parchment paper on cookie sheets.  We popped them into the oven for 5 minutes and they melted!  
We put them in plastic bags so the pieces wouldn't fly all over.
First we used rubber mallets...
Then we tried smashing with mini hammers.
Unwrapping candy.
Smashing candy with a hammer.
Placing the smashed candy into the cookie cutters
Smashing candy with a rubber mallet.
I may have left them in the oven a little too long...oops!  The children absolutely loved smashing the candy and seeing what it looked like after melting it.  

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