Friday, October 15, 2010

Ghost Pops


I’m bored.... I’m sick...... And I’m spotted......
That’s right…. I have waited some 30+/- years to get the chicken pox. THE CHICKEN POX! The lovely doctor. that examined me said that medically, I had made his week. He had not seen a case of chicken pox in over 10 years. Well, what do you say to that. The oh-so-sweet Southern Belle in me wanted to say “Oh, so very glad to be of help.”  The tiny bit of redneck-girl that stays hidden behind that Southern Belle’s debutante gown wanted to hurt the man….and say things that a nice southern girl should not say.  I just glared at the man. As my mother says, everything does not deserve a response.

Anyways, I’m getting behind on all my Halloween treats I want to make, because no one wants to consume food  made by someone that looks like they have leprosy.  So,  today I’m going to show you more of a craft than a recipe. I remember these from when I was a kid. I loved them then and I still love them. They are cute and so simple to make. You probably already have the few things needed to make them. Your kids will love helping with these. And all your little trick or treaters will adore them!

So lets get started.

You will need :
Tissues
Lollipops (I used Dum Dums, but Tootsie Roll suckers work the best)
Markers, Ribbon, wiggly eyes, etc…

I stand my lollipops up in a  bit of florists foam. Its not necessary, but it helps. Cover your lollipops with a
Single tissue. Then tie a bit of ribbon around the sucker (where the candy meets the stick).
  Really, you should probably use orange or black ribbon. That’s a bit more festive. But if you have chicken pox and are stuck at home, you can use any darn color you want.  If you want them to look like they stepped off the set of Rainbow Brite, well, you go right ahead.
 Then, decorate the ghosts face. You can use a marker and just draw his/her face.


Or you can use cute little googly, wiggly eyes. They’re pretty cute.


And, if you have the chicken pox…by all means, you can use a red marker and make your little ghost have dots just like you.
Hehe!
Really you could decorate these any number of ways. The sky’s the limit. Think of how cute they’d be with a little yarn for hair. Have fun making these. I’m going to go recover and be thinking of all the cute Halloween treats I’m going to blog about next week!
Enjoy!

22 comments:

TKW said...

I laughed out loud when I saw your pox-ridden ghost. I'm so sorry that you have the pox--hope recovery is on it's way in.

Julie M. said...

Oh man! What an itchy awful thing! Pox is no fun; I hope you're better soon!

I do remember those ghosts and I love them!

Erin said...

These are adorable. My kids and I are making these this weekend actually!

I made your Bad Day Brownies - oh my! I posted them and linked back to you. They were a HUGE hit at work!!! Thanks for the amazing recipe!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

cookies and cups said...

Those are adorable!! SO cute and easy :)

Tickled Red said...

Ghost pops are always so much fun. I love the polka-dot one :)

Kim said...

We used to make these way back in the day and I totally forgot about them! Thanks so much for sharing them. The kids are going to love it.

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Those are cute and seem nice and easy!

I just found your blog through one of the Saturday blog hops! Have a great weekend.

Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

Angie's Recipes said...

LOL
A splendid idea!

tips4green said...

Hello! I am a new follower. Please stop by when you get a chance. Thanks and have a great weekend!
Alissia
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Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow get well soon you poor thing and love this simple to make and looks awesome

kitchen flavours said...

Hope you're feeling much better today! Had mine when I was eight! Your ghost pox looks really cute!

Belly Charms said...

Bless your heart. I love the ghosts and I hope you feel better soon. I am a new follower :)

http://www.bellycharmsblog.com

AmyJo said...

I loved the ghost with the chicken pox! cute idea.

Velva said...

Really, you have the chicken-pox? Yikes! Positive thoughts flowing your way.

You are definitely using this opportunity to create some really cute ghost pops. I love it.

♥peachkins♥ said...

cute ghost pops!

Leslie said...

Ohhh no! thats is terrible! I hope you feel better soon!!!

toeandhaysmom said...

you are cracking me up, Did Mr. Sweets take a photo of you while you were poxed out??? Love it.

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Hi, just came across your blog. So sorry for your pox, hope you have a quick recovery. I remember the ghosts pops as well, I've also seen them made into vampires with the addition of a black cape and fangs. Your owl cupcakes are adorable. Stop by and see my Owl Bag Topper.

RamblingTart said...

SO sorry to hear you're feeling so badly. :-( I hope you can rest and heal very soon. These pops are adorable! Especially the spotted one. :-)

Deborah said...

OH my goodness - I hope you are feeling better soon! I made these ghosts as a child - I should introduce them to my little girl this year!

Krista said...

The first part of this post cracked me up. "Not everything deserves a response." lol. First off, I sincerely hope that you're feeling better soon. I actually had the chicken pox twice, although they say it's not possible. I had a wicked case in the 4th grade and then in college, I had mono and one of the ladies who worked in R&D at my internship brought her kid, who had the chicken pox to work to sleep under her desk. Lo and behold, I got it again (thanks to my knocked out immune system). The doc mused that I had contracted a different strain. He also seemed amused. Whatever. It was hideous! I feel your pain. At 10, it was almost a rite of passage. As a young adult, it was the equivalent of leprosy. : )
I remember these ghost pops! Where did they go? Great call to bring them back. I think I'll do the same.

Annamaria Settanni McDonald @ It's In There said...

We made these in my daughter's Kindergarten class as a craft project I brought in! The kids thought they were so cool! I joined your blog. Hope you can join mine, I am just starting out! Thanks!

Sweet Dreams,
Annamaria
www.ArtByASM.BlogSpot.com