is fairly simple and can easily be done by any Junior and above as well as
What you’ll need :
*Hershey’s Kisses - (10 per Girl) Silver
work best if you want flexibility in colors... The Christmas colored ones
are ok if you don’t mind the color limitations that implies.
*Colored Plastic Wrap or Cellophane (or
similar transparent wrapping foil/film/sheets) Colored Cellophane works
best for color as it generally is thick enough to provide strong color
whereas Plastic Wrap is easier to get a “clean look” with but will
require several layers to achieve a strong color. Cellophane is more
*Colored Cording/String - (Green for the
traditional “Christmas Tree Lights” look... But other colors can be
used for other effects.) It should be cut to lengths appropriate for
necklaces (18” to 24” seems to work for most Girls... Adults may want
*Colored Tape – Electrical Tape is the
easiest to work with (and find) but other similar type can work as well...
(avoid Duct Tape sometime called “Gaffer’s Tape” as it is too sticky
to work with generally.) We’ve used green, black and silver to good
How to assemble:
- Cut Colored plastic wrap in to 3
inch squares (if you use Saran Wrap or Reynolds Plastic Wrap don’t
try to save time by layering the sheets together to cut... as the have
a great affinity for each other and will be a “bear” to separate
- Cut string/cording to length (18
to 24 inches)
- Using the cut sheets... Take two
Hershey’s Kisses and hold then “bottom to bottom”.
- Place one of the points of the
Kisses into the center of the plastic square.
- Wrap the plastic up and around the
Kisses such that all the excess is gathered at the opposite
- Twist the excess plastic until it
is tight around the Kisses.
- Now tie the string around the
- Next take a piece of tape and wrap
it around the excess and the string so that the string comes out the
“top” (this the end away from the kisses.)
- Trim off any excess plastic
sticking out of the top.
- At this point what you should have
is something that looks like a Christmas Light.
- To continue repeat the above steps
for each (4 more in this example) spacing them out along the string to
form a chain of “lights”.
Thanks to Bo Ahlberg!