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Common honey product such as Honey Sticks (sometimes spelled Honey Stix) make it easy to enjoy honey anywhere you go. Here is a simple DIY Honey Sticks project.
Before you can begin, you will need a couple supplies.
- Handful of straws (any straight or bendy straw will do)
- Jar of honey
- 1 Lighter or heat sealer
- 1 Syringe (make sure the tip will fit into the straw)
- Pair of scissors
- Paper towels or cloth (it's going to get messy :])
Step 1: Trim Bendy Straws
For this project I was not able to find straight straws, but bendy straws do just fine.
If you have bendy straws, it's a best to first trim off the bendy part a.k.a. the fun part. Use you scissors to separate the straight end from the bendy end. Just like I have.
If you wish for shorter straws, simply cut them to the desired length. I've cut my straws in half.
I would hate to throw away the rest of the straws. It would be great to get suggestions on what to do with these straws.