At our house, our kids look forward to these every year. In fact, when I made the Advent calendar this year, they said, "but we're still going to do the candy count-downs, right?" LOL Basically, I use a long piece of plastic wrap, cut it in half lengthwise, and place the pieces of candy along it (each child chooses their favorite type of candy for this). Then I "roll" the plastic wrap around the candy like a long tube, tie small bits of ribbon in between each piece of candy, and attach a decorative top. They get to remove and enjoy one piece of candy per day up until Christmas!