Saturday, October 24, 2009

HALLOWEEN TREATS

I was busy this week working on making Halloween treats for the Halloween party that my granddaughter Lucy is having at preschool. I loved these smiling lollipops and thought they'd make a perfect treat for all the 3 and 4 year old children in the class. I used a new set from Stampin' UP's mini holiday catalog called "Sweet Centers". I stamped the image in Old Olive on Whisper White cardstock then cut black cardstock measuring 3 1/8" wide by 6 1/8" long, scoring it at 3" and again at 3 1/8". After scoring, it makes the top look like a matchbook and that extra 1/8" is enough to keep the paper flat against the back of the lollipop. I used a 1 3/4" punch to punch out the circle front for the lollipop which have a great rounded front like a pumpkin and not your usual flat lollipop you find in the stores. Using small pieces of red sticky tape kept the bottom and sides of the paper stuck together for a nice, neat, flat look. I also decided to let everyone know who the treat was from, so I punched a 1 3/4" circle from Very Vanilla and stamped the words and image using the 15 point font set and "Witch Way to the Treats" limited edition set from JustRite, then used a color duster with Old Olive to give it a little bit of extra color. The circle was then attached to the back of each lollipop. I hope the kids enjoy Lucy's Halloween treats as much as I did making them for her.

5 comments:

Deloris said...

OH Clara..they will love them...
I am not in pre-school and I would love them anyone would...just tooo cute...what a great idea and one heck of a lot of time and energy....but she will love sharing them with her friends...
great creativity....Hugs Deloris

Sharon Caudle said...

How cute are these!! What an awesome treat for all the kids. No doubt you've got a lot of wok into these. You are one awesome Grandma! hugs!

Jocelyn said...

OMG I Love them! Lucy was soooo excited when i told her what they were! Thanks Mom that was awsome!!

Stephanie said...

Such a great grandma to do this!! The kids will just love them. I'm sure Lucy will be beaming when she hands them out.
Hugs,
Stephanie

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh Clara! How flippin' cute are these! You did a beautiful job with this massive project!!! Lucy's class is going to have such a Happy Halloween! :D