This plane isn't a sappy valentine, so it is a good choice for boys or girls who love candy but not mush.  These are also fun for kids to assemble themselves.  You can substitute a large Tootsie Roll for the smarties.

You will need:

1.  Gum

2.  Smarties

3.  Lifesavers

4.  Rubber bands

5.  Colored paper

6.  Scissors and tape

7.  Heart stickers

A plane made from a Smartie, gun, Lifesavers, and a rubber band
A stick of gum wrapped in colored paper

Step 1.  Make the wings.

Wrap a stick of gum in colored paper.  This will form the wings on the airplane.  Decorate the wings with heart stickers.

A rubber band and two purple Lifesavers

Step 2.  Get the wheels ready.

Slide a rubber band through two Lifesaver candies.

The candy plane

Step 3.  Assemble the plane.

Put one Lifesaver on either side of a Smartie.  Wrap the rubber band around the Smartie and over the ends of the gum. 

A candy plane used as a valentine

Step 4.  Add a card.

If desired, make a card to go with the plane.

Edward Dee founded Ce De Candy in 1949 and began making Smarties.  In 2011, Ce De Candy officially changed it names to Smarties Candy Company.  The company has two factorys.  One is located in New Jersey.  Another is located in Canada.  Smarties are known as Rockets in Canada.

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