DIY // airheads candy marbled fall leaves

November 13, 2013

I can hardly believe that we are well on our way into fall, and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.

I am excited to share with you some fun “fall leaves” I created using airheads candy.  It was asked earlier this year to come up with a fun fall craft with airheads candy, and I thought making some colorful marbled fall leaves would be perfect!

They really are simple to make, and are perfect to have for a festive snack, or as a cake or cupcake topper! Just follow these few easy steps.

You will need:
-10-15 Airheads candy in assorted fall colors
-Leaf cookie cutters
-Parchment paper
-Rolling pin
-Pairing knife

Step 1
Un-wrap your air heads and place them on a sheet of parchment paper close together in a pattern of colors.
Carefully place the airheads on the parchment paper in the microwave, and heat up the air heads for 5-8 seconds*.  (*Do not heat for more that 8 seconds at a time, if the airheads get too hot and start to bubble that will make them very hard when they cool down again making it impossible to cut them out with a cookie cutter.)
Place in the microwave at 5-8 seconds intervals at a time until soft.

Step 2
Remove the parchment lined airheads from the microwave and place another sheet of parchment paper on the top.  Take your rolling pin and roll out the warm airheads until flat and the edges connect with each other making it one large marbled airhead piece. You may need to heat them again in small increments to keep them warm enough to roll out.

Step 3
Using your fall leaf cookie cutters, cut out several leaves out of the marbled airheads.

Step 4
Using a pairing knife.  Carefully score lines into the airheads leaf to make detailing on the leaves.

Step 5
Place the airheads leaves onto cupcakes or a cake as a topper, or enjoy them as a festive treat!
Happy Fall!
*Disclosure: In partnering with airheads candy, I was compensated for me time for this post.  All opinions are my own.

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