How to Make a Centerpiece With Starburst Candy

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Starburst Fruit Chews are a delicious candy, but their bright colours and mouldable texture make them a creative craft material as well. Because the candy is soft and pliable, you can use Starbursts to make an eye-catching floral centrepiece that will add a fun element to your party. Your guests will be shocked when they learn the flowers are made from candy, and it will be a great conversation starter.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Metal spoon
  • Starburst Fruit Chews
  • Super glue
  • Wooden skewers
  • Green ribbon

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    Use Starbursts to Make a Flower Centerpiece

  1. 1

    Separate the Starbursts by colour, making piles for each. Unwrap each candy, maintaining the different colour piles.

  2. 2

    Use your fingers or a metal spoon to flatten the Starburst, and then use your fingers to manipulate it into a flower petal shape. Turn the Starburst so it looks like a diamond, with 1 corner facing you. Shape the sides and top so they become more rounded, like the edges of a flower petal.

  3. 3

    Press your thumb downward into the point of the candy to make a slight bowl shape, then continue to squeeze the edges of the petals so that they are slightly thinner and the inside of the petal is slightly curving inward. Do this to all of the Starburst candies.

  4. 4

    Wrap the bottom corner of each petal around the wooden skewer, making sure it sticks. If the starburst is not sticking well, dab a drop of glue on the candy. Continue to add petals around the stick, so that each new petal you add slightly overlaps the previous petal.

  5. 5

    Tie a green ribbon in a bow at the base of the flowers to look like leaves. Place the "roses" in a vase and set them in the centre of the table.

Tips and warnings

  • Use green Starburst candies to make leaves if they are available. However, green Starbursts do not come in the Original pack.
  • Each candy makes one petal, and you'll need at least 10 to 12 petals for each rose, so the amount of candy needed depends on how many flowers you intend to make.
  • Warn your guests that the centrepiece is for display only, and not meant to be eaten. The candy will be dirty from being handled, may contain pieces of wood from the skewers, and may also be contaminated by the glue.

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