‘Tis the season to deck the halls and make little houses out of candy, am I right?! Now I love a gingerbread house as much as the next girl, but you cannot deny that a candy igloo might just be even cuter! This little project is just the perfect way to spend an afternoon with friends or kiddos, and celebrate having your favorite candies around during the holidays. I mean, you already know I love HI-CHEW but when I realized that they made the perfect “ice blocks” to create a mini igloo, my love only got stronger. This year they became a major part of our holiday celebrations (Henry’s eyes actually light up any time I let him have one) in the form of this little igloo, and everybody who comes over loves to look it over. We keep a little bowl of HI-CHEW next to it to share as well. Here’s how to make your own, and celebrate #HICHEWHolidays!
- HI-CHEW candy in your favorite flavors (or a mix!). You can find them at Walmart, Target, or on Amazon.com.
- platform for building upon (we used a marble pastry slab)
- small decorative holiday items (mini trees, etc.)
- fake snow
Make Time: 1 Hour
Step 1: Start by deciding how large you’d like your igloo. Ours is about 7 inches across at the base. Create an outline of the base of your igloo on your platform with unwrapped HI-CHEW candies, leaving an opening at the front for the arched door passage.
Step 2: Add another row of HI-CHEW to start building up the sides of the igloo. The candy becomes pretty malleable in your hands, so press the pieces together as need be and they’ll conform to the shape that you’re looking for.
Step 3: Create an arched doorway by molding together a few HI-CHEW.
Step 4: Put the doorway in place and continue building up the side walls. With each row, place the candy a little closer to the center of the circle of the igloo to start tapering the structure toward the top.
Step 5: As you near the top of the igloo, you’ll need to mold the candy into more of an arched shape, and possibly cut the pieces down a bit to fit into any small holes. Just keep patching it together.
Step 6: Create the top to your igloo by molding together a few HI-CHEW. The center should be one half-piece of the candy, with full pieces molded around it to create a dome.
Step 7: Once you’ve finished the igloo, put the top of the dome in place. It’s so cute, right?! Now just add your small holiday decorations around the igloo and set it out for everybody to love.
Yay! I can genuinely say I’ve never seen a candy igloo before, and it’s such a fun holiday project to put together with your family. Or you could have an igloo competition and see who can build the best one! No matter how you tackle it, I hope it adds some extra fun to your holidays this year. xoxo
This post is sponsored by HI-CHEW. All ideas and opinions are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!