Saturday, February 25, 2012
Horton Hatches the Egg Pops
We have been making lots of Dr. Seuss goodies around here lately and thought we would share this one with all of you. Horton Hatches the Egg is my 5 year olds favorite Dr. Seuss book. When he was in pre-k last year they had a Dr. Seuss parade and wanted the kids to find things around the house to dress up like their favorite character. He just had to pick a hard one and chose Horton Hatches the Egg. I was hoping he would go with something easy like Cat in the Hat..Thing 1...Thing 2...but we ended up pulling it off. We thought that making Horton pops would be fun and cute to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2nd!
All we used to make these were marshmallows, chow mein noodles, white cookie frosting, edible marker, chocolate, & lollipop sticks.
There are pretty easy to make. You will need mini marshmallows, large marshmallows, and square marshmallows (the s'mores kind). Make the nest first by melting chocolate and mixing in the noodles. Shape the nest on wax paper and poke the lollipop stick in the middle to make a hole. Let that dry. That is one big nest for the size of a elephant..but who cares it looks cute that way!:)
Draw the face on the large marshmallow with black edible marker. Cut 1 square marshmallow in half and cut around the halves to shape the ears with kitchen scissors. These work out great for cutting...doesn't get all sticky! Take another square marshmallow and cut off a strip from the side to make the trunk. Cut at a angle on the end so you can attach it at a angle. Take 2 marshmallows and attach them with cookie frosting. Make two of them for the legs/feet. Make the details with the marker. Attach everything on with cookie frosting and let dry.
Take out the stick from the nest and flip it over. Poke it back through and press on the marshmallow body and head to secure. Put a little bit of melted chocolate around the bottom of the nest and stick to make sure it does not slide down.
We just love Dr. Seuss books and had a lot of fun making these and the rest of our Dr. Seuss goodies. We hope that you like them too!
Here is my little 5 year old in his Horton Hatches the Egg costume that we made from things that we had at the house. We added the peanuts just for fun!:)
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