My mom has had one of these as long as I can remember and asked me to make one for my sister and her family. In the process of making one, I used some scrap wood and ended up with three of them. It is a great way to use scrap wood and end up with something worthwhile.
Step 1: Gather Materials/Tools
5/16" or similar dowel
1x4" or other scrap material
Table saw with miter gauge
5/32" drill bit (or bit slightly larger than lollipop sticks)
5/16" drill bit to match center dowel