Homemade candies are really not as hard to make as some people think. With a few simple ingredients you can make traditionally shaped candies. If you want to visit a craft or cooking store, you can pick up materials to make everything from suckers to full candy figures. Cooking is a lot of fun for kids because no matter their age level, there is always something that they can do to help. Whether they are very young and they help by testing out the finished product or they learn cooking skills as they help you to measure and stir, cooking together not only makes for a fun craft but it also provides the opportunity to spend time as a family.