Introduction: Edible 8-bit Heart
In this instructable I will show you how to make an edible 8-bit heart sure to please any video game fan or candy fan, out of just one 14 oz bag of starburst candy and a hot glue gun.
Materials/ Tools needed:
One 14oz bag of Starburst candies, FaveReds are preferred due to the pink/red color palette.
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Getting Ready.
I think it is best to begin by Knolling all of your candy into columns. You may want to skip this step if you just want to make a quick heart that has no color scheme. You will need a total of 68 starburst for the heart so you will have extras, but don't eat any just yet.
Step 2: Making the Cubes
Your first gluing task will be to create 34 "cubes" by gluing two starburst together on the broad sides. I put cubes in quotation, because they are not quite perfect cubes, although they are very close. You can choose to glue your starburst in a pattern as you make cubes, or you can glue them randomly.
Step 3: Arranging the Cubes Into a Heart
As you make the cubes it is helpful to begin arranging them in a heart formation as you go. The above template should just be used for the general shape. It is very random as to what colors you will get in a bag of starburst. I suggest improvising and trying to make a pattern based on the colors you get.
Step 4: Glue the Cubes Into Columns, Glue the Columns Into a Heart.
After you make the cubes begin by gluing columns of cubes together. I find it best to hold the cubes on a flat surface while gluing them to make sure the columns are straight.
Step 5: Clean Off the Hot Glue Webs and Enjoy!
Should be self explanatory, no one wants a heart covered in hot glue webs. After cleaning you are done!