It all started with these cute buckets we found at the Dollar Spot at Target.
It’s hard to see, but the little cut outs around the rim are apples.
So, we HAD to do something very teacher-y with them!
I had seen apple pops on Room Mom 101 (in their header) But didn’t want to do cake pops.
I knew chocolate was the hit after we read up about Miss Sarah’s current teacher.
Yes, we could do Cake Pops,
but The holiday Oreos had just come out and they had RED centers!
Dipped Oreos it is!
First, we stick them. Carefully — or they pop apart!
Then we melted the red candy chips
I also stir in 1-2 tsp veggie oil, to make a smoother dipping sauce
After dipping them, I put them in my pop holder: an upside down egg tray, with slits.
Guess who ate the ones that I over stuck and split?
Now, for the apple leaves… some green sour candy that I had from another project:
Rip and snip it — and you have leaves!
I dipped and stuck, Miss Sarah added the leaves.
Beautiful – right?
Laid out so you can see them better…
Now, in the bottom of that little bucket, we put some egg carton.
This was to help hold the pops in place, for packaging and transport.
See how the sticks fit in ?
Now, to cover that mess up — a little brown crinkle paper!
Add a shrink wrap bag – careful to NOT put the hair dryer on the pops so you don’t melt them.
Then some curling ribbon and you are all set!