Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss



Tomorrow is Dr. Suess's birthday and NEA's Read Across America Day.

To celebrate I made these Cat in the Hat Marshmallow pops.


A very simple no-bake treat
They really are very neat
Make them today, or make them tomorrowed,
even if the marshmallows have to be borrowed

Here's yet another peak
Now make them yourself, even it's next week!


These are very easy to make. You'll need:
  • Marshmallows
  • Confectioner's Sugar
  • Red Gel Food Coloring (available at most grocery stores)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • A paint brush used only for food
  • Parchment Paper (wax paper would do just fine as well)
  • Rolling Pin (or other heavy object)
  • Two very small bowls or tea cups
  • And a little water

You need two marshmallows per pop. Leave on whole and cut the other about 2/3 of the way down.


Stick your larger piece to the whole marshmallow using a little water. Do a bunch of those and set them aside.

Now take your small pieces of marshmallow, dip the sticky end in a little confectioners sugar so it's not sticky.


Set it between a folded piece of parchment paper and roll it out into a flat circle.

Stick this to the bottom of your stacked marshmallows. (my order went whole marshmallow, 2/3 marshmallow, flattened circle)

Now you have the basic hat shape!


Let this try for a few minutes and then put it onto a lollipop stick.


Add a drop or two of water to some red gel food coloring and paint strips three red stripes onto the sides and fill in the top with red and your done!



If you want to cut down on the food coloring just paint the stripes on the sides red and skip the top. It'll still look super cute.


22 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I wish I had regular sized marshmallows...all I have are minis and I'm not sure they will work.

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  2. Love the simplicity! Thanks for the great idea!

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  3. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! I love it!

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  4. Thanks so much for the comments ladies!

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  5. Love love love all the ideas!

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  6. My sons class-party is tomorrow. This might get done tonight! yeah! thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. I made these tonight for my daughters party tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your creativity :)

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  8. Oh my gosh... I was wondering how you pulled this one off. How cool!!!

    Hop over to my site! I'd love to have you link up at my For the Kids Fridays link party.
    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com

    :)rachel

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  9. Adorable! I wish I had found this a few days earlier. :) I still might make it for my marshmallow-loving boys.

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  10. I love these!! I just made some marshmallow pops @ my friends kids birthday party. These are a step higher! Awesome idea!

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  11. I made these today for my son's 1/2 birthday treat...which also happened to be Dr Seuss day in his class. I used strawberry fruit by the foot, cut into strips for the stripes. They kids (and teachers) loved them! And, its gluten free for his buddy with that sensitivity. Thanks for the great idea!

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  12. @ Stacy....how did you get the fruit stripe to stick to the marshmallow? Thanks

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  14. Those are adorable! Totally easy and fun. :)

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  15. Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
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  16. Love it!
    Question, my party is Saturday! If I make this on Friday will marshmallow be ok? No hard or steal?
    Can anybody answer?
    Thanks

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    1. Hi, Thanks for your comment/question. I think this should be fine if you make them the night before and store them in an airtight container. But to be on the safe side you can make one test pop and leave it overnight to see how it is the next day. I'd love to see some pictures of how they turn out!

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  17. Made these for my son's Dr. Seuss week at PreK (as a take home snack). Wrapped them in Saran Wrap and attached the Dr. Seuss quote "Today you are you, etc..." on a tag. (Had to use Saran Wrap because even after drying the gel icing kept sticking to the side of the snack bags and I couldn't get them in) They were a huge hit - Thanks for the inspiration! This is a great craft to do with your kids!!!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Ashley, glad to know the pops were a hit! Interesting about your gel coloring not drying. I wonder if different brands behave differently. From what I remember mine were totally dry to the touch and I was able to put treat bags over them.

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