Introduction: How to Make a Bracelet Out of Candy Wrappers!

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My example: Starburst wrappers (but I've also been successful with Tootsie Roll wrappers)

- Keep in mind that the wrapper should be a rectangular shape.
- You’ll need about 30-40 wrappers depending on how large you want to make your bracelet, and what kind of candy wrapper it is.
- Keep in mind that you must make your bracelet large enough to easily slip on and off your wrist without breaking it, but not so large that it falls off.

If you follow the steps correctly with a tootsie roll wrapper instead of a starburst wrapper, you can end up with the same result!
(but the bracelet will turn out a little bigger than the starburst version)

Step 1:

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Unwrap your first candy and lay the wrapper flat so that the colorful side is towards the table.

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Fold the wrapper in half to crease it down the middle. Then unfold it to lie flat again.

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Fold both sides to the middle crease line.

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Fold the whole thing in half so that the raw edges you just folded are on the inside crease.

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Repeat step four.

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Fold it in half in the other direction to crease the middle.

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Fold one side to the middle crease.

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Then fold the other side to the middle crease to create a “V” shape.

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Insert points 1 and 2 into slots A and B, so that it looks like this:

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Pull it all the way through.


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Continue making links (steps 1-8) and adding them the chain (steps 9-10)

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Once you reached your desired length: unfold the legs of the last “V” you inserted. Insert these legs into the A and B slots of the V at the end of the chain.

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Pull the legs through and fold them into the “V”, as you’ve done for the others. This is the most difficult part to do and to explain, but think of it as doing the same thing you’ve been doing, but backwards.

And you're finished!


Corinbw (author)2015-03-22

I love origami so I really want to make this. I just gt a big thing of starbursts so I may do it.

has anyone roasted starbursts. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the outside. You should all try it.

Kfaivre2018 (author)Corinbw2018-01-15

not to be rude but I know you meant to say and soft on the inside

AlanaB13 (author)2016-12-26

When I was younger I used to make these all the time, I got a kit on how to do it and it included a few pieces of candy and a lot of fake wrappers. I love this activity!

Mary11 (author)2016-04-18

Looks great can't wait to try it

CandyLove11 (author)2015-06-28

How cool can I make it out of dumb dumb pop sucker wrappers to?

AbbyZ (author)2015-06-11

reallly cool

Cindy02 (author)2013-08-04


WUVIE (author)2013-07-09

Where has this little secret been hiding for so long! Glad to see this wonderful project brought back to life. :-) Such fond memories!

fatmannrobin (author)2013-07-09

i made a similar bracelet a few months ago for the end part i pushed a paper clip through the first and last links then bent it and sanded it down but i think your method is better

agis68 (author)2012-03-19

cool!!! wife will love it!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-03-12

I love doing this. It's such fun and you come out with something really colorful!

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