Advent Activity- Make Pretend Christmas Lollipops

Firstly, admire the shirt we made today.

Then, since she got up an hour and a half earlier than normal, Elizabeth took a wee nap on her daddy’s chair.

Then, I woke her up and we started our Advent Activity for the day.  Today’s craft was to make pretend lollipops.  I actually came up with this idea on my own, not from Pinterest, (not that I am claiming in any way that someone else hasn’t come up with this at another point before me) because I was thinking about those plastic pretend Christmas lollipops we had to decorate the outside of our house when I was in middle school. I thought it would be cute to make some small indoor versions of those.

So, first thing, you need some supplies.  We used wooden circles (ours were wooden soccer balls from Michaels), wooden dowels, hot glue, fabric and ribbon.  Also, you really need some crunchies for your snack.

I used a bunch of hot glue and made a wooden soccer ball sandwich with a dowel in the middle.  Then I had Elizabeth hold it down while it dried.

Did it technically NEED to be held down while it dried?  No.  But she wasn’t allowed to use the hot glue gun, so she needed a way to participate.

Here is a close up of how I glued it, in case you really wanted to know.

And then we cut out some big squares of fabric and wrapped them around the wooden forms and tied them with ribbon.

There was a lot of excess fabric, so I just kind of squished that towards the back. And there you have it, pretend Christmas lollipops for decoration.

Instead of fabric, you could easily make these with colored cellophane (you might want to paint the wood first, if your cellophane is see-through), or that foil/prism type wrapping paper stuff, or tissue paper, if you didn’t mind them being a lot more delicate.