A whole day!

The Dutch are crazy about licorice, or as they call it, drop, with the highest per capita consumption of licorice in the world (almost 4 1/2 pounds per person per year) giving the Dutch drop market a total value of $225,157,500.

In honor of the day we have posted a craft project*

You will need:

Waxed Dental floss (generic brand will do)

Embroidery needle ( we got ours at Hobby Lobby for a couple of bucks)

38 pieces (about 1/2 Chocolaterie Stam All Sorts Licorice

Latex gloves

Mouse pad

  • Step 1:  Cut dental floss to length of about 34 inches
  • Step 2:  Thread embroidery needle with the dental floss
  • Step 3:  Count out a variety of shapes and colors from the Stam All Sort Selection
  • Step 4:  While wearing the latex gloves Insert threaded needle into middle of the licorice shapes and continue until all 38 pieces are threaded.
  • Step 5:  Tie off both ends together making sure the licorices are tight to each other
  • Step 6:  Trim ends of the floss, and ta-da!

We also created a matching bracelet by threading elastic through a few pieces!

If your licorice is unmanageably hard, it’ll soften right up after a few seconds in the microwave. Five seconds is usually just about right, but BE CAREFUL! Licorice will heat up very quickly and can cause serious burns.

*Young children should be supervised at all times while making candy necklaces. For safety reasons, plastic craft needles should be used to create holes in sweets instead of the sharp metal variety. Also, exercise commonsense when it comes to consuming edible jewelry that has been excessively handled and worn. Consider having the kids make edible jewelry specifically for eating and others just for wearing. Eating candy necklaces that have been played with and/or worn is not recommended.


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