Teenage boys can be so difficult to choose gifts for, especially if you want to make something handmade. Here's one gift that always goes over well with boys...because it's food. A candy bar lei would be the perfect gift for a birthday, graduation, or as a "congratulations" after a football game, concert or knowledge bowl championship (hey, let's not forget the nerds we love, haha). They are easy to make and pretty inexpensive.
I bought the candy bars at WalMart and spent about $4 and already had the other supplies. Here's what you need:
|Supplies Needed: 24 Mini candy bars, clear plastic wrap and curling ribbon|
Place the candy bars down the center of the plastic wrap and fold one end up so that it is flush with the bottom edge of the candy bars, like this:
Roll the plastic wrap around the candy bars until you have a tube like this:
Cut 6-8 inch pieces of curling ribbon and tie one in between each candy bar.
Tie the two ends together using more curling ribbon.
Repeat for the second set of candy bars and your candy bar lei is all done!
If you want to make this gift more substantial, you could make little money fans and attach them in between each candy. Because what teenage boy wouldn't love candy and money?!