Yesterday we had a mother/son date at the Green Corner Store...for ice cream from Loblolly (the soda fountain inside the Green Corner Store). Loblolly makes EVERYTHING - ice cream, waffle cones, syrups. Most ingredients are local and devoid of corn syrup or gluten.
After eating our sweet treats (I had a brownie sundae with raspberry sauce, he had a waffle cone and vanilla Italian soda), he perused the store and found this Chewing Gum Making Kit. I've linked to Amazon, but it is $3 cheaper if you get it locally.
He was just a little bit excited about making gum today.
Next, add corn syrup.
Stir to mix then pat out on the powdered sugar. I used wax paper on top of my cutting board because I didn't know how sticky this gum would be and if it would come off my cutting board. It was rather sticky so be sure to use a disposable spoon.
If you find yourself with an extra $12 and are looking for a fun experiment, let me recommend gum making to you.