Hershey’s Nugget Rocker

by Judi Maddigan

Create rocking images with Hershey's Nuggets and paper clips.


  • White Cardstock
  • 2 mirror images or die cuts, (Fuzzy Christmas from AngelsLanding.com used here)
  • 2 vinyl paperclips #1 size
  • Scissors
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutter
  • 3/8" Glue Dots
  • Liquid Glue, Tombow Mono Multi used here
  • Hershey's Nugget
  • Patterned paper
  • Clear Packaging Tape
  • Feathers (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Print, stamp or die cut two matching images, one facing left and the other right. For example, these birds were printed at 90% of the original size; the body and head measure about 1 3/4" high. Color by your favorite method.

  2. Step 2

    Cut out the images, discarding the legs. To avoid any white cardstock showing near the edges, flip the trimmed pieces over and color along the edges with a matching marker. Use a light touch with the markers to prevent the ink bleeding through to the front.

  3. Step 3

    Straighten out the larger loop of each paperclip, unbending them in opposite directions for a right and a left leg. Cut off about 1/2". With pliers, bend the cut ends as shown.

  4. Step 4

    Place one image face down on your work surface. Use four Glue Dots to attach the two paperclip legs to the wrong side. One leg should be down and the other raised. Place four more Glue Dots on top of the previous ones, which will sandwich the paperclips between the Glue Dots.

  5. Step 5

    Place the second image face down on your work surface and run a thin bead of glue around all outer edges. Flip this second image right side up and align it with the first one, wrong sides together. Press the edges together to seal them, and also press the Glue Dots together.

  6. Step 6 (Optional)

    Snip some feathers into several short pieces. Apply a small amount of glue directly on each feather’s shaft and attach them to both sides of the images. Trim any feathery wisps that are too long.

  7. Step 7

    Apply adhesive to the wrong side of the 1 1/16″ x 3 1/2″ patterned paper and wrap it around a Hershey’s Nugget. Cut a 1/2" wide strip of clear packaging tape. Place the wrapped nugget upside down on your work surface. The nugget’s flat bottom should be facing up. Position the paperclip foot on the nugget. Check that the item stands and balances correctly, or bend the paperclip to adjust it. When positioning, note that it should rock side to side rather than front to back. Tape the foot to the nugget.

    You can set your little guy rocking by tapping his raised foot with your finger.



  1. Not just for Christmas
    Change the images up a bit to make them fit any holiday or occasion.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Hershey’s Nugget Rocker. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Hahahahahah!!!! These are silly cute!!!! LOVE THEM!!!
Kellijo  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 4:56 AM
Whaou ! C'est SUPERBE.
Gabryelle  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 5:26 AM
I love these. I wish we could get Hershey nuggets in the UK!! Haven't seen anything similar, so need to do a cholcolate hunt.
I use a similar idea to make bookmarks, only using a large paperclip un-bent instead of making legs.
janet  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 5:58 AM
This made me smile. I will be buying some extra bags of nuggets this year!!
Becca Whitham  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 6:23 AM
How adorable!!!! I got to make these....thank you for sharing...love em....
Gloria Westerman  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 7:18 AM
Right after work I'm heading to the store!
Thanks, what an adorable idea.
Wouldn't those be cute name cards for a fun holiday table.
Craft smiles
Craft smiles  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 7:24 AM
These will make adorable place cards and guests can take theirs home. Thanks for idea!
Linda Rae  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM
Oh my gosh, sooo cute. I think you could get away with a two-faced Santa though, one on each side, why not?
Lisa  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 10:22 AM
That is just too cute and clever, love it!
kim  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Darling project. Thanks so much for sharing.
Glenda  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM
I love it! I just finished coloring some gingerbread men for on gift card holders and as I watched thought... "These would be perfect for the rockers." Off to print and color more.
Greg T  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 3:24 PM
Great idea, thank you for the idea and tutorial! Hugs always! G
Germaine Ferrao-Lenn  |  Wed Dec 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM
I have just completed 30 Hershey Christmas trees for my class for this Christmas when I saw these adorable bird rockers. I don't know if I can wait another year to make them. Thank-you so much for sharing your idea, I love it.
Kay  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 4:29 AM
What an adorable idea. I am going to try to make enough for our Bridge group this winter!
Virginia  |  Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 4:52 PM

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