Candy such as Tootsie Rolls, Starburst, caramels and salt water taffy can be molded and transformed into all sorts of shapes, and this makes a fun activity for kids during parties or activities for every day life. Simply microwave the candy until soft (3 to 5 seconds in most microwave, a little longer if you do many at once.) and then flatten each candy with a rolling pin until it about 1/8” thick, or thin enough to cut with scissors.
Sterilize some child safety scissors by boiling them for 21 or 2 minutes, then set them on a towel to cool before giving to the kids. Have the children cut their flattened candy pieces into all sorts of shapes, such as stars, harts, flowers, etc. Have them cut many different candy pieces and assemble them into one larger picture on a paper plate, almost as if they were assembling a picture using pattern blocks. Once the masterpiece is created, marvel at it for a bit, before enjoying the tasty treat!