What candy store is complete without lollipops? Today I'm going to show you how I made mine.
The first thing you are going to need is a Mitre box and saw. This will help you make nice clean cuts.
I cut the big dowel into 1 inch slices, and the stick pieces into 3 inch pieces. I used a drill to drill a hole in the base of the lollipop, and used wood glue to glue them together. Let the glue dry. I let mine dry overnight.
Sand them to make them smooth. Mine are still a little bit rough, but I think they are alright. Here is a picture of two of my lollipops sitting on wax paper, ready for painting.
I used acrylic paint to paint them--2 coats of each color and then 2 coats of a glossy varnish.
Here is one of the pops in my 3 year old's hand. She was very satisfied with the end product, and quickly decided she needed to open a lollipop shop. They would be cute ornaments too!
If saws aren't really your thing, you can always buy my printable sweet shop set here. All you need is card stock and popsicle sticks!
I also have a few extra of the wood ones I made, so email me if you're interested in them.