Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ghost Lollipops
 I have to give Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage a big thank you for this cute idea.  I needed an idea for a special treat that would be handed out at my husband's pumpkin carving class for kids.(My husband works for a Parks and Recreation dept. and does some special event planning)
 This idea was too cute, very easy and extremely frugal. I think it cost $2 for everything. I already had the coffee filters and hot glue on hand, so all I needed was the lollipops. Thanks Dollar Tree for cheap candy!

 All you do is put a dab of hot glue on the filter and stick the lollipop right on the hot glue.
 Pull down the coffee filter to give it that ghost shape.  Repeat with one more filter.  Gina @ Shabby Creek Cottage did three, but two worked fine for me.  She also used smaller lollipops and now I know why.  The smaller lollipops will allow for the ghost, when finished to stand on it's own.  On mine, the stick was too long, so I had to lay the treats down.  They still did the job though.
Don't you just love that crayon marking on my table!?
 Last thing you do is draw on two black eyes.  So easy.  When my boys woke up from their nap, they wanted one of these treats so bad.  Torture on a kid when they have to wait for candy! 
 Here they are ready to go to Daddy's pumpkin carving class.
 Ew, pumpkin guts.  Jaxon was in heaven.
 Easton on the other hand, took out a few handfuls of pumpkin guts and then wanted nothing more to do with it. 
 Here are their pumpkins completed.  Traditional Jack O' Lantern and Mickey Mouse.
Finally, at the end of the class, they were able to pick out a Ghost Lollipop.  Oh, the fun of giving a kid candy at night.  They took a little longer to fall asleep.  Wait till Halloween, yikes! Yes, he does have a black eye. The play set at a local park was in his way.  The life of a little boy, always some kind of bump or bruise!


  1. Love this, Tanya! I think I'm going to make these for Eva's class on Monday. How cute!

  2. Those little ghosties are so cute - I've seen them done with tissues before, but the little ones always seem to tear - love the idea of using coffee filters. Happy Halloween Weekend.