How to Make a Candyland Path

The most important thing to do when making a candyland path is to make sure that you are using the right materials. You will need things like: cardboard, paint or markers, glue or tape and various types of candies!

Summary: The best way to get to Candyland is to make a candyland path! First, start by creating a base with some solid candy. Then, add some small circles of candy to create the path. Finally, add some big circles to create the gateways to Candyland.

What is Candyland Path

Candyland is a board game for younger children. The object of the game is to get all your pieces (marbles) home before any player reaches 100 points. You can do this by lapping around the board, collecting four marbles at each turn and taking them with you on your next move in an effort to have one marble of each color (red, green, yellow and purple).

Materials You Need to Make Candyland Path

  • Cardboard
  • Paint or markers
  • Glue
  • Tape and various types of candies!
  • Scissors
  • Clear contact paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler or straight edge
  • Leveler (optional)
  • Once you have gathered all your supplies it’s time to start building your path
How to Make a Candyland Path

Steps on How to Make a Candyland Path

Cut your cardboard to the desired length and use a leveler to make sure the path is straight.

  • Use glue or tape to attach two pieces of candy together, either next to each other or opposite one another as shown in the picture below. Make sure they are securely attached and stand up without assistance before moving onto step three!
  • Once all layers of “candy” are glued down, using scissors trim off any excess cardboard from around the edges so it looks clean when completed.
  • Paint/markers: This is optional but can give your path more color! If markers not sufficient then use paint instead! Be creative and have fun!

How to Play Candyland

Roll a die and move that many spaces.

  • If you land on something, do what it says (e.g., take one piece of candy).
  • Follow the path to reach your destination! If you make a wrong turn or go in circles, start back at where you made your mistake. You can only roll once during each player’s turn and if there is no more paint / markers left then restart with step four until all layers are used up.
How To Play Candyland

Cut the board to about two feet long so there won’t be any problems when we build our pathway later on for this project! Having a leveler handy also helps, as this part may get slightly tricky if the surface isn’t even.

Rules of Candyland

Rules of Candyland

When you land on a square, follow the instructions. (e.g., take one candy)

  • If you are playing with two or more players, move your marker to that space and then each player takes their turn from there until everyone has had a turn at it
  • When you feel like you’ve been going in circles forever, move back and start over again if you’ve used up all your paint or markers. We need to use enough layers so the path will be durable and long lasting.


Here’s how to make a candyland path  for your kids. This is going to be so much fun and it will be a great way to explore the art of decoration and craft. Making a candyland path is a fun activity for the whole family.

  • Look around your house and find colorful items that you can use to decorate with, like ribbons, glitter, tissue paper or stickers.
  • You will need to measure how long you want the path to be before starting on it. It’s usually better if it is about twice the height of a child.
  • Lay the ground with fabric, carpeting or anything soft that can be laid on such as newspapers and then get to work making the path
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