Fun DIY Flower Snack For Kids (How To Make Flower Pops!)

We love to make fun kid food here, and we decided to try our hand at making our own flower lollipops! These were actually easy to make and came out super cute! They would be perfect to serve in the Sprint time, and could totally be used to decorate a cake or cupcakes! There are so many occasions where cute flower food could be appreciated, and these are perfect because you don’t need any great baking or artist skills to make them. So let’s check out these fun DIY flower lollipops for kids.

 

 

There was a bit of a learning curve involved for figuring out how to make these flowers, but luckily, I’m willing to share my research with you. 😉

 

Supplies Need For DIY Flow

  • Regular ‘ol Jolly Ranchers. *Have your preschooler arrange them by color as a bonus montessori activity, then have your 6 year old graph the colors for a bonus math activity! Ok, the old homeschooler in me will shut up now!
  • Life Savers 
  • Wooden kitchen skewers (or go to your local craft store and over-pay for “real” lollipop sticks. We used some wooden crafting sticks and I was able to dig through and just use the green ones, which was awesome.)
  • Aluminum foil or parchment paper

How to Make Jolly Rancher Flower Pops:

 

Preheat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.

Unwrap your jolly ranchers, and cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, shiny side up. (or you can use the parchment paper)

Arrange the candies into flowers by placing one life saver in the middle, and 5 jolly ranchers around the outsides with the edges touching. This is pictured below. Remember to allow room on the foil around the candies to add your stick later!!!  Place them in the oven on the center rack for about 5 minutes or until they melt together. The jolly ranchers melt a little faster than the life savers but that’s ok. 

Try to choose colors that contrast each other but go well together.

Carefully remove the tray from the oven and immediately place the sticks onto the flowers. Make sure your sticks touch the edge of the lifesaver. This should ensure they’re far enough into the flower to support it as a lollipop! 

The hot candy will melt around the stick and then harden, holding it into place. 

Allow the candy to cool and harden, then lift it off the foil. That’s it!

Each pop comes out unique and beautiful!

I love the colors on these and they’re so beautiful when the light shines through them! The cross pops look like they’re made out of stained glass!

 

After you’ve finished making your cross pops, you canwrap them in  cello and tie a cute little bow at the bottom! (By the way, when I say “cello”, I actually mean cheap sandwich baggies that come without a zipper. Also, I used ribbon from the dollar spot at Michael’s).

 

Becasue the flowers can stand up on their own sticks, they could be used to decorate a cake, or cupcakes. You could even make a collection of them into a candy bouquet! The possibilities are endless!

I hope your kids enjoy making and eating these as much as mine did!

I also made some cross pops out of jolly rancher, which do have an extra step than the flowers. You can check out how to make your own diy cross pops here

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