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How to make a poem with real candy bars

Updated February 21, 2017

A poem is a homemade gift that can fit any occasion. Candy poems use the brand names of popular candies in place of nouns. For example, "Friends can be Life Savers when you hit a Rocky Road." To put a fun, unique twist on a candy poem, you can create a card with real candy bars. To secure your candy bars, choose a strong card stock and strong craft glue.

Cut out the desired shape for card. Make it a single page or two-page card by folding your shape in half. Sketch out your poem lightly in pencil. Leave room for the pieces of candy you will be gluing in the sentences.

Go over your pencil with permanent marker.

Glue on your candy bars. You can use miniature bars or regular size, depending on your design and the size of the card that you want to create.

Create a spine for the card if you want candy on the inside and you find it makes the card too bulky for just a single folded card. Instead of folding, take a ruler and make a pencil line down the centre of the card stock where you would have folded it. Make two additional lines running parallel to the centre line, one 1/2 inch to the right of the centre line and one 1/2 inch to the left. Erase the centre line. Go over your two remaining pencil lines with marker. Fold along each of these parallel lines to create a spine that is 1 inch wide.

Things You'll Need

  • Strong paper (poster board, heavy card stock)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Permanent markers
  • Strong craft glue
  • Ruler
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About the Author

Michael Monet has been writing professionally since 2006. At the San Francisco School of the Arts, he studied under writers Octavio Solis and Michelle Tea, performed his work in Bay Area theaters and was published in literary journals such as "Paradox," "Umlaut" and "Transfer." Monet also studied creative writing at Eugene Lang College in New York and Mills College in Oakland.