Surprise someone with this Banana Split DIY Candy Bouquet as a birthday gift or as a centerpiece at Ice Cream party this summer. It's an easy diy project and so much fun to eat and enjoy using simple ingredients like Dum Dum candy suckers, Styrofoam balls, ribbon bows, Twizzler candies, and an ice cream candy dish.
I love to make candy bouquets for just about every occasion. They are the perfect gift for everyone because who doesn't love candy and they won't get stuck in the back of the closet waiting to get regifted!
While thinking about the centerpiece for my Ice Cream housewarming party next week, I thought it would be perfect to make a Ice cream sundae candy bouquet. But after looking around and starting to gather supplies, my sundae became a banana split with 2 scoops. (Don't you just love how projects have a tendancy to evolve on you while you're working on them?)
But who doesn't love 2 scoops instead of one when it comes to Ice Cream? Or candy?
To make a Banana Split Candy Bouquet, you'll need:
- 300 count package of Dum Dum suckers
- 2 4 inch Styrofoam balls
- 1 package of yellow Twizzler candies
- 2 red bows (Found mine at Dollar Tree)
- 1 large serving dish (also found at Dollar Tree)
- a pair of scissors
Start by seperating the dumdum candies into different colors. This wasn't easy since the colors were a little subjective on some of the candies, but I let my 11 year old do it and they turned out pretty good.
Find out which colors you have the most of. I ended up with red, purple, and blue being the majority of my sucker colors.
Choose one of the candy colors to focus your "ice cream scoop" on, and trim the sucker sticks at the bottom of the candy wrapper.
Start by pushing the sucker sticks into the center of one of the 4 inch Styrofoam balls. Continue around the center of the ball in a line. (It will kind of look like one of Saturn's rings!)
Once that ring is complete, move up a row and make another ring until you reach the top of the Styrofoam ball or run out of color. I was able to complete about 4 rows with one of the colors, the second I added some of the brown suckers in to look like chocolate chips to complete the rows, and completely fill the top half of a third ball in another.
Add the ribbon bow to the top of the empty space on your sucker balls.
Now it's time to assemble your banana split. Start by adding some of those non-matching colors to the bottom of your banana split bowl. These will help you balance your "ice Cream" balls. Place the candy filled Styrofoam balls side by side on top of the sucker base. It may take some doing to balance them depending upon the size of your scoops and the banana split bowl.
Remove three of your yellow Twizzers and place on each side of the banana split bowl to resesemble bananas. Now add a little bit of party fun, and enjoy your Banana Split Candy Bouquet!
Who would you give this yummy candy bouquet to?