Traditional skills like baking bread, knitting, and gardening seem to be making a comeback. Many people are looking for productive activities to do while at home practicing social distancing due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Why not make your own candy, too? Glee Gum’s educational, tasty Make Your Own Candy Kits will teach you how to make your own chocolate, gummies, and chewing gum.
We rounded up some of our favorite bloggers’ and YouTubers’ guides to making chocolate, gummy candy, and chewing gum in the list below.
Make Your Own Chocolate Kit
You may love chocolate, but do you know the history of this decadent dessert? Combining chemistry, world culture, history, and pure deliciousness, the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit is perfect for a kids’ homeschool project, grown-up date night, or family activity.
- Watch the Lucky Penny Shop make chocolate.
- Read about Crouching Mother, Hidden Toddler’s experience making chocolate with her children.
- Homeschooler Mamma Jenn wrote about how her family learned history AND science while making chocolate.
- Ellen wrote for the Curriculum Choice about how the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit even has an accompanying lesson plan for teachers and homeschooling parents.
- Crafting a Green World, a blog all about eco-friendly crafts, made chocolate a few years back and blogged about the experience as well.
Make Your Own Gummies
Sweet, chewy gummy candy is a kid-favorite. A lot of gummy candy you find at the store is made with animal gelatin, but did you know that the great gummy texture can also be made with carrageenan from seaweed? Your family can find out all about it with the Make Your Own Gummies Kit, plus the lesson plan, if you want to learn even more!
- OhCarlene loved the natural coloring of our gummy recipe (beets!).
- Lucky Penny Shop made gummies from scratch.
- GoDairyFree wrote about making the candy with her kids. Psst… not only is the kit dairy-free – it’s totally vegan!
- Read Fun Learning Life’s blog for step-by-step photos of the gummy-making process.
Make Your Own Chewing Gum
If you’re a fan of Glee Gum, you will LOVE making your own chewing gum using our all-natural chicle chewing gum base. If you make your own chewing gum, you can choose your own flavors. The blogs and videos below are full of great ideas for creating your own custom chewing gum.
- Laurie at Emily Reviews made gum with her children, and managed to avoid a sticky mess!
- The homeschoolers at FSM Media wrote about how much their family learned making the educational kit (PS: there is a lesson plan to go along with it, too!).
- Creative and Curious Kids documented the process of making chewing gum through photos of the entire family getting in on the fun.
- Dustinnikki Mommy of Three broke down the steps to chewing-gum-making in this blog.
- Watch Lucky Penny Shop make gum!
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