Candy Bowtie for Dad

Liam Wearing Bowtie

A couple years ago Liam made his Dad a candy bowtie for Father’s Day at church. Not only did SuperDad enjoy it, Liam thought it was the best present ever for his special Dad. I’m not sure whom to credit for this idea, yet now we love Candy Bowties for Father’s Day around here!

Candy Bowtie Complete

The bowtie requires only two supplies: a bag of M&M’s and three pipe cleaners. If your SuperDad isn’t wild about chocolate, Skittles make an excellent bowtie as well!

Bowtie Tutorial Formatted

To begin, twist the ends of the three pipe cleaners together to create one long strand. Set the M&M’s on a flat surface; without opening the bag, move the candy to the outside edges to provide slack in the middle. Centering the pipe cleaner strand on the bag, twist it around the bag two to three times, ending on the back of the M&M’s bag. Twist the pipe cleaners around each other to secure in place. The extra pipe cleaner length is ready to be wrapped around Daddy’s neck then secured in place with additional twisting.

These bowties would be perfect to give to Dad along with this free-printable Father’s Day Questionnaire from The Crafting Chicks.


Contributor at Paging Supermom
Aimée was a co-founder of Paging Supermom. Although she dreams in pink, she wouldn’t trade her two energetic boys for anything. Between using The Force on surrounding battle droids and flying to infinity and beyond, Aimée enjoys squeezing in some personal creative time. With a background in advertising, marketing and design, she is proud to stay home raising her boys.


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7 thoughts on “Candy Bowtie for Dad”

  1. This is great! Another reason why I (kinda) wish I was still teaching. I am so going to share this with my friend.

  2. Our church handed these out to the dads several years ago as well. they used a pipe-cleaner to form the bow, but used yarn to tie it onto dad.

    • Using yarn sounds like a great solution, too. Thank you for sharing. Nonetheless, I do love how easy it is to simply twist the pipeclearners around Daady’s neck rather than trying to tie a bow or knot.


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