Candy Pencil

Whether the school year is beginning, ending, or in full swing, this little candy pencil is a sweet treat for teachers and students alike. You only need a few basic supplies, and it’s simple for crafters of all ages to create. Here’s how to make your own.

Image contains two candy pencil projects, one labeled, "Mrs. Hockstad," and one with the words, "Goodbye 9th grade!"

How to Make a Candy Pencil

You’ll need:

chocolate kisses

roll of candy (Rolo, LifeSavers, mentos, etc)

yellow and pink cardstock

aluminum foil


scissors or paper cutter

fine tip black marker (optional)


Step 1: Attach a chocolate kiss to one end of the candy roll.

I like to use either an adhesive dot or other Tombow adhesive tape rather than glue since we’re working with something edible.

Image contains Amy's hand holding a roll of Rolo candies with a wrapped Hershey's Kiss on top.
Step 2: Cut your cardstock and foil.

Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut the following sizes:

yellow cardstock – 3.5″ x 4″

pink cardstock – 3.5″ x 1″

foil – 3.5″ x 0.5″, 3.5″ x 0.25″

Step 3: Wrap the candy roll with the yellow cardstock.

I recommend putting lots of adhesive all over the back side of the cardstock, and especially around the edges, to help it stick and stay closed.

Image contains Amy's hand holding a roll of Rolos wrapped in yellow cardstock with a Hershey's Kiss on top, and a blue adhesive runner beside it on a white table.
Step 4: Wrap the pink cardstock and the foil around the bottom of the “pencil.”

Once again, you’ll want to use lots of adhesive! Wrap the pink part first, lining it up with the bottom of the candy roll. It will overlap the yellow cardstock a bit. Then, add the 1/2″ wide strip of foil around the section where the colors overlap.

Image contains Amy's hand holding a roll of Rolo candies wrapped in yellow and pink cardstock and aluminum foil to look like a pencil.
Step 5: Wrap the 1/4″ wide foil strip around the top part of the “pencil.”

This will help keep the yellow cardstock in place.

Image contains two candy pencils made from Rolo candies wrapped in yellow and pink cardstock and foil, and Hershey's kisses.
Step 6: (optional) Write on the yellow part of the pencil.

You can write a teacher’s name, student’s name, school name, or any other message you like. Or, if you prefer, you can leave your pencils plain.

These are a simple little project to create, and everyone is sure to enjoy such a sweet treat.

Image contains a collage of images of candy pencils designed for Pinterest.

Crafting Tips

  • If you have a Cricut or other electronic cutting machine, you can have it do the cutting for you, saving time and effort!
  • If you’d like to hand letter the name or message, check out this post to see how easy it is to do your own faux calligraphy.
  • If you can’t get your hands on cardstock, you can substitute construction paper or colored scrapbook paper.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does this project cost?

Since cardstock is pretty inexpensive, each pencil only costs a little bit more than the cost of the candy you use to make it.

How long does it take to make a pencil?

You can create this craft in 5 minutes!

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