Homemade ice lollies with pick and mix gummy sweets!

5 Tasty Sweet Themed Activities for Kids

If you ever happen to have any leftover sweets or pick and mix (unlikely we’re sure!) these sweet themed activities are great fun for kids! With a happy mixture of creativity and tasty sweets, these projects are perfect for weekends or half terms. From candy artwork to homemade ice lollies, discover 5 creative sweet themed activities for kids!

1. Sweet Ice Lollies!

A super fun project, especially for hot summer days! Make ice lollies even more fruity and fun by creating your own at home and freezing your favourite pick and mix sweets inside! This works really well with Gummy Worms, Fizzy Cherry Cola Bottles, Sour Melon Slices and Funky Gummy Fruits!

What you’ll need:

  • A selection of your favourite pick and mix sweets! Fizzy, gummy, fruity, wiggly or sour!
  • Your favourite flavoured drink. Lemonade works really well!
  • Wooden popsicle sticks
  • An ice lolly mould.

Fill your ice lolly mould with your favourite drink, then carefully sprinkle in a handful of pick and mix sweets! When you’ve added in all your favourites, carefully place the ice lolly mould in the freezer and wait for at least 4 hours for them to freeze.

3 ice lollies sit on a counter with colourful gummy worms frozen inside. One of the best sweet themed activities for summer!
Ice lollies with pick and mix gummy worms! | Photo by Anton on Unsplash

2. Homemade Sweet Jewellery!

A super fun idea and a great project to build dexterity for little ones. This is also a lovely birthday party idea where kids can build friendship bracelets or necklaces for each other to eat and share!

What you’ll need:

This project could get sticky on hot days, so keep some cloths and wipes handy! If you’re building sweet jewellery with big kids you could use a non-edible nylon string and even a small skewer to punch holes in different sweets like Fizzy Strawberries or Fizzy Watermelon Slices.

3. Make Sweet Mosaic Artwork

Get creative by creating your own mini sweet mosaics! You might create a heart shape by using rainbow colours or pretty floral patterns. Millions, skittles and Jelly Tots work really well for this activity! Instead of arranging the sweets on a table top, you could stick them to frosted biscuits, or even melt some chocolate and create your own unicorn bark!

A heart made out of skittles. The skittles have been laid out in stripes of diagonal colour.
A rainbow heart made out of skittles! | Photo by Sydney Troxell from Pexels

4. Make Funny Sweet Faces!

Another incredibly fun party game for children. Have a competition to see who can make the funniest face! Extra points for funny expressions and creative use of colours!

What you’ll need:

5. Decorate Cakes and Desserts with Sweets

A lovely activity for a rainy day at the weekend or a bank holiday afternoon. Get baking in the kitchen and then get creative by decorating cupcakes with your favourite sweets! Find your favourite cupcake recipe (with frosting!) and have fun decorating. You might choose to create mini rainbows, flowers, or even smiley faces made with sweets.

What you’ll need:

A tea tray filled with dishes of pick and mix and several mini cakes with sweets on top. A vase of pink flowers is blurred in the foreground.
Mini cakes decorated with pick and mix! | Photo by Lucas Alexander on Unsplash

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