Did you know that March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ birthday? No, well now you do. And since he was such a good storyteller (I still love to read his stories), I thought it was appropriate to celebrate him in the midst of our storytelling series. (You can also check out the other Seuss things we did last year: Mulberry Street personalization, Wocket, freezer paper stenciling, Dr. Seuss inspired snacks, Gooey Goo taffy, Apple Messy Play).
And with a title like that, I had to make some tigers that I would be okay with my children (and friends) licking.
So, I made tiger pops!
These were really easy to put together, and they were a hit. Look at all the licking going on here!
To make these, I got a candy mold from JoAnn, but you can find them at most craft stores. I wanted a plain circle one, but all they had were smiley face ones, so I worked with that.
First, I melted some chocolate candy wafers and piped it into the face of the tiger and a few stripes. If I had to do it again, I’d make the stripes a little different, maybe layering it over the face with a lighter brown. But I think it still turned out okay.
Then I filled the mold in with the melted orange candy wafers and stuck a lollipop stick in.
I added ears after the pops had cooled, but I think it would be more appropriate to do it right away. I just drew triangles with the orange candy melts.
And then I gave it to my kid to eat. Easy peasy, but fun and delicious.
It’s amazing what you can do with a book and a little creativity.
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