It's simple to make, here's what you'll need:
4" Styrofoam ball
cardboard tube (this is a sturdier variety)
Washi tape or scrapbook paper
Homemade sucker supplies or store bought suckers:
*small plastic bags
*corn syrup, water, sugar, food coloring, candy flavoring
*twist ties, twine or tape
*lollipop molds and clips
Step 1: Make your suckers...
Either way it will be cute!
Lollipop or Hard Candy recipe:
2 Cups sugar
2/3 Cup corn syrup
1 Cup water
1 dram of candy flavoring
You'll need to set up your lollipop molds before you get cooking.
Each mold snuggles a lollipop stick and clips in place.
lightly spray the molds with non-stick spray and begin to boil your first 3 ingredients: sugar, corn syrup and water.
Boil on high until temperature reaches 300* or Hard Crack. (takes 10-15 minutes depending on heat)
Remove from heat, add flavoring and food coloring. (we used Root Beer and it needed no additional coloring)
Step 2: Pour Quickly!
Allow them to cool completely. (about 20 minutes)
Step 3: Tie them off!
Little hands love to help!
Step 4: Now construct the stand!
Decorate with washi tape or scrapbook paper.
Insert tube into mason jar, so that the tube reaches the base and the ball rests on top.
(our jar was an old salsa jar...upcycle)