Friday, March 25, 2011

Jelly Bean Packets Tutorial and Giveaway


 Here is a great way to spread a little Easter candy love! 
I'm calling them Jelly Bean Packets but I don't really like that name.  
Got any suggestions for me?

These would be great for your kids to give to their classmates or for favors at an Easter themed party.  You can win a dozen of them.  Giveaway instructions are at the bottom of the post.

And now, here's a tutorial just for you!

Supplies:
tissue Paper (any color you like)
pen or pencil
an egg shape to trace
Jelly Beans
hot glue gun, fully loaded

 Fold your tissue paper in half so you only have to trace and cut once for each egg.  Trace your egg shape onto your tissue paper.  I used a cookie cutter but I am sure that there are some patterns online.

 Then cut out where you traced and you will have two eggs.

Bead a line of hot glue around the edge of one of the eggs.

Line up the other egg on top and press into the glue to seal.

Glue around the other side, making sure to leave a jelly bean-sized opening.  Then put your beans in.  I could only fit 5 jelly beans in each egg.  Of course you will be able to fit more if your egg pattern is bigger.

There you go.  Jelly Bean Packets.  
Nope, still don't like the name.  Somebody help me out!




How would you like to win a dozen tissue paper Easter eggs filled with Jelly Beans? 
I'll give away one of my readers a dozen of these treats!

Please leave your email address with each comment/entry!

Mandatory entry(1):

Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite Easter candy is.

Extra entries (1 for each):

Follow me on Google Friend Connect (GFC) and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

Follow me on Networked Blogs and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

Enter another one of my giveaways and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

Think of a name to call these (other than Jelly Bean Packets) and leave me a comment.

Check out my T-shirt Redo post and leave me a comment.



This giveaway is open to US residents and will end on 4/8/2011 at 5pm EST.


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44 comments:

  1. My favorite Easter candy is Reese's Eggs!!! I've eaten 3 tonight!!! SHHHH!!! Don't tell!!!

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  2. I'm now following you on Networked Blogs!!!

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  3. Hmmmm.... a new name!?!? How about just Jelly Bean Egg!?

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  4. My favorite Easter candy is cadbury chocolate eggs.

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  5. I would call them Egg-a-lopes (get it, like envelope! ;-)

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  6. My fave Easter candy is anything chocolate! I would call them Jelly Belly Pods.

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  7. Cadbury Creme Eggs are definitely my favourite!
    Can't enter your yummy giveaway from Australia - but good luck to all who can enter!

    You could call them tissue-egg surprises??

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. I think Surprise Eggs would be a good name. Because you could put something other than jelly beans in there!

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  9. Another vote for cadbury eggs....though jellybeans are a close second.

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  10. Cedberry eggs- what else is there for Easter?? :)
    I LOVE this idea!! Thank you so much!! Now I know what we are making to give to the kids SS class Easter Sunday. :)
    Tiffany

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  11. I am not creative enough to think of a name but I LOVE Beckys egg-a-lopes!!! Soooo creative!!
    (Does that count for an entry?)
    Tiffany

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  12. Cute idea and fun for children...my fav are the black jelly beans, and of course Peeps! Stop by Pandora's Box for a chance to win some vintage linen

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  13. jelly bellies

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  14. Follow on Google Friend Connect
    user name kolpin

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  15. hiya , great idea and tutorial what about calling them "bean bags" , tfs , i am visiting from someday crafts and am your newest follower maybe you will pop by mine and follow too
    www.emilysnan.blogspot.com
    xmaggiex

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  16. SO Cute! I'd love it if you linked up to my Glitter Party!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-tues-thurs-link-party.html

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  17. I like Chocolate bunnies yum!
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  18. GFC follower
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  19. Entered orphaned no more fabric bracelet giveaway
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  20. my favorite is jelly beans...try real hard not to eat them through the year so they are extra special when easter comes...although my husband spoils me with a bag now and then.

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  21. i commented on your t-shirt redo.

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  22. Awesome!! I love this idea. I did something similar at Valentine's, but love that these are a no-sew option! Hmmm... You could write "Breakable" on them or something.. ha ha. Not sure of a better name. Love them.

    Thanks for sharing this post at For the Kids Friday at Sun Scholars. This week's party is now posted. I'd love to have you share with us again this week!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-5.html

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  23. aw, cute!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  24. Call them Jelly Bean Sneaky Eggs...

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice!

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  25. My favorite Easter candy are the Cadbury chocolate creme eggs!!

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  26. I now follow your blog via Google Friend Connect!

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  27. You could call your creation "Jelly Bean Pillows"

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  28. I read your T-Shirt Redo post!

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  29. There's no contest; my favorite Easter candy is cadbury creme eggs!
    myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

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  30. These are super cute! I love everything about Easter! But probably the Cadbury Cream Eggs! They rock! www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  31. Hmmmm, a name for these little guys? How about Egg-stra Special Eggs? =o) Or Candy Pillows? www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogpsot.com

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  32. I love cadbury cream eggs.

    emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

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  33. How about "Sweet Surprise Eggs"?

    My favorite Easter candies are those weird 'eggs' that are marshmallow inside and have a hard candy coating. They're kind of big. I don't know what they are called, but I get myself a bag every year.

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  34. Checked out your tee shirt redo page...I could use an upgrade on some of my shirts like this!

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  35. My favorite easter candy is the caramel eggs- yummy!

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  36. I already follow you on GFC :)

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  37. I commented on your shirt redo. Good luck with that extra fabric!

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  38. Ok, a new egg for your Jelly Bean Packets (which I think your name is actually a cute name for them) is the Jelly Bean Candy Puffs...or would putting the word candy in there be too repetative?

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