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April 2015

12 Month Craft Challenge – April. Creative Candy Melts. #1 Smooch Lollipops

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This just might be the easiest craft challenge I’ve done so far!  I’ve always seen the bags of Candy Melts in Hobbycraft and wondered what on earth to do with them. I managed to make a couple of projects using them this month.

This is the first one: A smooch on a stick

At work, we have a huge cake sale and a whole week of charity fundraising.  I thought it was a perfect opportunity to try out some Candy Melts as part of my challenge.

To make you’ll need the following.  All of this is available at Hobbycraft:

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– A bag of candy melts  (this makes around 6 lollipops)

– A pyrex bowl or jug to melt them in if you are using a microwave (this is the easiest way)

– A plastic mould in the shape of a pair of lips

– Lollipop sticks (you need the long ones)

– Cellophane bags and ties  (optional.  You might want to eat them all straight away)

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How to make your smooch on a stick

Pour half of the Candy Melts into the jug.  Put in the microwave for around 60secs.  Stir with a spoon.

If it needs melting further, heat again 30secs at a time until spoonable.

Meanwhile, place the lollipop sticks in place in the mould.

When the Candy Melts are ready, pour into the mould until they are half full.  Spin the lollipop sticks round to coat them and tap or shake the moulds lightly to remove any air bubbles.

Pour more mixture until the mould is full.  Tap or shake once more.

Put mould into the fridge to set.  This may only take 20-30 mins.

Once set, you should be able to easily lift the lollipops out of the mould.

If desired, put into cellophane bags and tie.

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And that’s it!  We managed to sell all of the ones I made and all of our cakes for the year charity.

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OMG Crochet AND video games??!!! Yoshi’s Wooly World

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One of my other interests aside from crocheting is playing video games.  (As you can see here, I have combined the two before with my Link figure.)

Imagine my delight upon discovering that this year Nintendo are releasing Yoshi’s Wooly World on the wii u. This game not only has a knitted theme to it but also includes a Amiibo that is…made of yarn.

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To see the gameplay and amiibo in action check out the video below.

I can’t wait to preorder this!

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