Question: Crafting with candy seems very popular lately. What keeps the candy from attracting bugs?
Answer: I think you are right that crafting with candy is very popular right now. Many “candy crafts” incorporate candy that remains in its original packaging, so that would not create a pest problem. But other crafts use candy out of its packaging, which could cause a problem. If the unpackaged candy is being used in a way where the candy is edible, it’s best to make it close to the time it will be used and wrap up or throw out any leftovers.
That brings us to the non-edible candy to be used in crafts that have a “life.” I use Kyrlon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating spray found in art or painting supplies. I either spray several light coats on the finished project or will individually spray the candy pieces before I create the projects. I like using a spray over brushing on a sealer mainly because candy dyes aren’t color-fast and if you brush on sealer, often the colors will run.
You can find Krylon Crystal Clear spray on CutRateCrafts.com
Some fun candy projects on FaveCrafts.com:
- A candy bird’s nest perfect for so many occasions!
- A Candy turkey you will want to share… or maybe not!
- Wedding favors should always include a little candy don’t you think?
How do you make sure you don’t end up with bugs eating your candy crafts? Please share your ideas in comments!