By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the blog A Geek In Glasses.
I am having a birthday party for my daughter in a few weeks. One of the things she is most excited about is the Candy Bar. It is a table made to look like a candy shop with different glass jars filled with sugary goodness. Each guest gets a treat bag and can scoop up the candy of their choice. The theme of her party is Alice in Wonderland. I came up with this Lollipop Mushroom idea to add to the decorations as well as the candy bar.
- 6″ Foam Ball cut in Half
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- Tree Branch
- Large enough to support the top, but not too big around to lose the effect of the mushroom
- Hot Glue
- White Spray Paint
Start by finding a branch. We had a lot since our trees were attacked with ferocious winds, our yard was full of downed branches. I suggest something in the range of 3.5″ wide and 4 – 5″ tall. This gives a good base, but not too tall that it wants to fall over with the weight of the pops.
Once you have selected the base, spray paint it white and let it dry.
Take the 6″ foam ball and cut it in half, hot glue the foam to the tree branch.
One by one, start inserting the lollipops into the foam. It took about 100 pops to cover mine.
Then you have a lollipop covered mushroom center piece for your summer party! Great for a Fairy Theme too!