Melted Candy Stained Glass Ornament

These beautiful ornaments look like they are made with stained glass.   Would you guess they are actually made with melted hard candies?  This is a fun craft for adults and kids alike.  Try different shapes and color combinations!

 You will need:

Colorful hard candies

Metal cookie cutters

Butter or oil

Parchment paper

Ribbon and glue (optional)

Clear varnish (optional)

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Step 1.

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.  Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Lightly oil the inside of the cookie cutters and place them on the cookie sheet.  Fill the cookie cutters with the hard candies.  Bake them for 5-10 minutes.  Some types of candies melt faster than others, so check them frequently.

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Step 2.

Let the ornaments cool and then gently remove them from the cookie cutters.  They are somewhat fragile; you may break one or two.  You can eat them like cookies or glue on a bow and hang them from your tree.  They are slightly sticky, so you may wish to spray them with a clear varnish.


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When you put sugar into water, the sugar dissolves into the water.  Hot water can hold more dissolved sugar than cold water can.  This is important when you make candy.  You heat sugar and liquid to a high temperature, causing huge amounts of sugar to dissolve in the liquid.  It becomes supersaturated and as the liquid cools the sugar crystalizes, forming hard candy. 

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