Here's the Kindergarten Crafter's version.
Gathered the ingredients from Joann's and the local grocery store. Not so hard. Melted the ingredients. Well, half the melty stuff because I thought I didn't need the entire container of melty stuff, so why waste it. Apparently, having the proper amount of ingredients is what makes it easier to dip. Oh. Well now you tell me.
Tear apart the oreos wasn't too hard. A simple twist and voila. I read some people who struggled with this, but I think I've found my niche: oreo deconstruction.
Adding the sticks was pretty simple as long as you remember to scoop out the filling in the area where the stick will be. You must eat the filling. It's like a rule. A fattening rule, but a rule.
Dip the stick into the melty stuff and stick it in the open space in the oreos. Put a lid on it.
It's important to scoop out the filling first. Trust me. I ended up with more cracked tops by thinking I knew better. Just scoop and eat, then fill.
The rest is as self-explanatory as can be. And yes, that means I got my hands so covered in melty stuff that I didn't dare touch the camera until I was finished.
The end result:
|Photo credit: howdoesshe.com|
Ya know what.... they look pretty much like Oreo lollipops. Sure, there was some minor mess to clean up, but hey... I'd made homemade treats that would be garnering me tons of style points. What's a messy kitchen versus style points?
But I'll bet you their messy kitchen didn't look anything like mine.
(There was a secondary project going on at the same time - peppermint body scrub. Review to follow soon)
OK, score time:
EASE - On a scale of 1-5 thumbs, 1 being no problem and 5 making me cry, I give this craft:
GIFTABILITY - On a scale of 1-5 gifts, 1 being barely giftable and 5 being almost sellable, I give this craft:
5 Gifts - people were digging on these things at the Husband's work. TOTALLY worth the mess!!!!
HAPPINESS - On a scale of 1-5 smilies, 1 being UGH and 5 being WOOT!!!, I give this craft:
4 smiles - anything that offers style points is a craft worth doing.
Skills learned: melting choco-melty-stuff, dipping oreos, crushing peppermint, cleaning kitchen