I have been meaning to get around to writing this post for the past two weeks, so here it is..... finally!!!
We made "paintbrushes" as party favors for G's 5th birthday.
I originally found the idea on Pinterest, and I knew these would be a great touch and fun for G and I make together.
I purchased pre-made Rice Krispy treats from the grocery store. I'm sure you could make your own, but I was trying to be as stress-free as possible.
I found these wooden sticks from Hobby Lobby for around $4.00 and used a 40% off coupon. These are very similar to the little wooden spoons for ice cream.
G helped to unwrap all of the treats and we stacked them up.
Then, we pushed the sticks about half way into the bottom.
The treats were room temperature, and after inserting the sticks, we had to re-shape them just a bit.
I tried making these with almond bark and food coloring, but it just did not work. So, I headed to Hobby Lobby, and bought colored candy wafers. Note to self- you cannot return these to Hobby Lobby, so if you buy extra, you're stuck with them.
I bought green and purple, and let G chose which color she wanted. Purple is her favorite, so i'm stuck with a bag of green.
Anyway, melt your chocolate in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds; it only took about a minute and a half to melt the entire bag.
Dip the top half into your chocolate.
Spoon chocolate on all four sides, but don't cover the entire treat.
Lay on wax paper to dry. I know, I layed these on tin foil, but I was out of wax paper and didn't know it until we were getting started.
Once the chocolate was dry, I placed these in cellophane bags and tied with ribbon.
These were such a fun party favor for a rainbow-paint party!