What better way to celebrate the fresh tart taste of springtime than with those little flavorful, juicy jewels that pack a punch of color and favor. Jelly Beans are not just for eating anymore! They have great uses as decorating accents, craft supplies, food enhancers and even cocktail party fare. If you are a fan of the bean you will enjoy these new ways to use this springtime favorite.
Make vibrant arrangements using colorful beans! The beautiful colors of Jelly Beans make fantastic additions to your springtime vases and candles. Use the pastel colors found in Spring Mix for a soft, silky effect. Go for more vibrant hues with the traditional blend or use solid shades for dramatic layering. Place a smaller vase inside the large one to hold flowers then use a funnel to fill the open space in between.
Use Jelly Beans as creative craft supplies. Fill plastic bags to make carrots and chicks or thread them together
to make jewelry or napkin rings. This is a great way to keep kids busy for hours! Hold a CRAFT–OFF for the
neighborhood and see all the creative ways to use these pretty little jewels in art projects and home made
Stay True to the Reason for the Season
As kids enjoy spring break make sure they learn why we celebrate Easter. Have them make one or two of these fun to make crosses that will help them learn of our risen Christ and keep little hands busy making meaningful crafts.
Combine Sunday school and the fun flavors of Jelly Beans. Get the kids to make a Jelly Bean poem cross and remembrance bracelet with each color representing Christ’s teaching of the Easter season.
Get the kids to be crafty! Use clothespins in various colors or rustic wood to snap together a beautiful cross that beautifully represents our loving God.
Jelly Beans (divided into 1/3 cups)
Large yellow pom-poms
Yellow foam hearts
Scrap of orange felt or foam
Fill one edge of a sandwich bag with 1/3 cup Jelly Beans
Gather excess bag at the top and close with pipe cleaner
Cut off remaining top of bag
Glue one pom-pom to the top of the bag
Place 2 hearts side by side points facing back and glue bag to top of hearts
Cut one heart in half and glue to each side of bag for wings
Glue on eyes
Cut orange felt into triangles and glue on beak
Twist pipe cleaner into a bow tie (can glue mini pom-pom, or bit of foam in center of tie if desired)
Get your kids to their Easter baskets using the Easter Bunny Jelly Trail. Place a line of Jelly Beans from their room to an Easter morning surprise. Use different colors for each child, or take them on a REAL HUNT with paths of beans leading to clues they must solve before reaching those coveted Easter treasures.
Kick up the bean from candy snacks to flavorful fold-ins. Their tart and sweet flavor is the perfect accent to foods like morning cereal, trail mix, dried fruit, and ice cream. Don’t be afraid to drop a few into a cup of hot coco! Choose your favorite flavors or go bold and use a fresh and fruity assortment. Jelly Beans add a splash of color and a tasty twang bursting with springtime flavor.
Enhance springtime sweets with explosions of color! Jelly beans can dress up any dessert you serve. Simply press right into the icing, bake into the batter, fold into fudge, tuck into cookies or fill ice cream cones with this colorful candy. The texture and flavor will spring-up everything you bake, and dress up anything you buy!
TL TIP… Beans in Bulk
Shop on line to get the best deals on Jelly Beans in bulk! Websites like www.bulkfoods.com/jellybean.asp will save big from buying at your local candy shops.