For our little guys class I decided to come up with another Oreo to hand out for Valentine's Day. Since I couldn't come up with a way to do anything heart shaped, I settled on ladybugs. I know they're not necessarily Valentine's Day-y, but they're red and they're cute.....enough for me!
I first got the idea for the ladybugs when I saw them posted on the Pop.o.licious Facebook page about a month ago. The picture they posted was from Party Pinching, and although I didn't stick with what they did, they definitely got me going on the ladybug kick.
To make these cuties you'll need:
Oreos (regular or double stuff.....your call)
red candy melts
black candy melts
black edible marker (or purple, brown, or blue)
I decided to make these without the lollipop stick.....I thought they would be cute just on their own. Up to you which way you want to do it.
First you'll want to dip your Oreos completely into the melted black candy melts. I use a fork to pick up the Oreo and shake off the excess candy melt coating. Slide the Oreo off of the fork onto a sheet of wax paper. Add the candy eyes to one side of the Oreo before the black coating has started to harden.
Once the black coating has hardened, it's time to melt the red candy melts. Hold the Oreo where the candy eyes are and dip the side of the Oreo at an angle one way, and then the other. Shake of the excess a bit, and then plance back on the wax paper.
After the red coating has hardened, it's time to break out your black edible marker, or in the case of me, my purple and blue. My black marker had decided it no longer wanted to deposit ink on anything but my fingers......oh well! You really can't tell that the purple or blue are even purple or blue.....so any dark color will work. You're just gonna make some dots.....however many you want. Let that ink dry, and you're done!! Bag those little cuties up and tie with some twine.
I need to remember to take step-by-step pictures one of these days.....I just have a tendency to be so focused on what I'm doing that I completely forget about that until I'm all done. Sorry about that......
So there ya have it.....what my little guy is taking to his class for Valentine's Day. Hope you have a lovely day......and Enjoy!!