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Best Cotton Candy Machines For Kids Who Love Sugar (AKA All Kids)

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Cotton candy machines are kid’s bash essential since the fluffy treat is the best thing to ever happen to sugar and air. If you want to earn some major cool mom points, get them a cotton candy maker for kids to celebrate a birthday, special occasion, or a “just because” surprise to enjoy at home. We want to warn you, though, you may need to have an energy-burning outdoor activity planned for the inevitable sugar rush to follow. So, pull out the kids punching bag for a few rounds of boxing or grab their Fitbits and challenge them to a backyard trampoline jump-off. Now, it’s time to whip up those sweet clouds of sugar and let the games begin!

How to make cotton candy:

Each machine has its own specific instructions, which you should definitely read before getting started. Those will tell you the correct heat-up time and when to add the flossing sugar. But here’s the general gist: Turn on the machine to let it warm up. This might take 10 to 20 minutes. It’s important not to put the sugar in before it’s heated or else you might end up with burned, melted sugar stuck to the sides of the machine. Put in the suggested amount of sugar, and the machine will immediately/magically spin cotton candy. Grab a cone and move it in a circular motion in the machine to catch the cotton candy. High five each other. Eat cotton candy.

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After doing some extensive research on cotton candy machines (there are worse things to research, BTW), we found the best picks on Amazon and Walmart for making this delicious carnival snack. We have cotton candy makers for family use and commercial-grade machines that’ll sweeten up an entire party. PSA: While some of the cotton candy machines on this list are designed to be more kid-friendly, they can get very hot. Adult supervision is required (and adult-only operation is essential with the commercial-grade units), as well as protective eyewear — just in case there’s any projectile sugar.

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