Tuesday, August 13, 2013

school paper and books s'more pops

if you're a mom with a kid starting school soon, 
do you get a list of school supplies your child needs to start out the new year?
we do here and they always have the craziest things on the list.

like 72 notebooks, plain with no design.
what? you mean i can't get that chevron design or velvet color-me-in-kitty one?

50,000 pencils. plain.
 no glitter ones? no cool mechanical ones? none with cool sports team logos?

 2 large boxes of tissues.
for 9 months of school? i don't think my kid uses even a quarter of the box in one year. and if he needed more, i would certainly not send him to school to infect everyone.

10 reams of copy paper.
whoa! I want 10 reams of copy paper myself!

ok ok so i exaggerated a little and know a lot of the "extra" supplies are for classroom use. and i do get what's on the list only to have the notebooks and papers returned at the end of the year unused. 
happens every time.
but i just trudge on and fill my walmart and target carts each early august.

anywho, i could use that extra money to make extra cool goodies like i did here:

hey! who'da thunk a stacker marshmallow is the perfect fit for a s'more cookie? and that it would turn out to look like ice cream?

just freeze it for few minutes and it'll be all ready. it's also a "s'more" too!

but that's not what i had in mind when i went to make the treat, so you can call this a double treat post.
let's see what else we can do with that tiny ice cream sandwich...
adding the stick to a frozen marshmallow really makes the cookies stick well and sooo easy to dip, 
unlike cake pops that fall off the stick when you dip it sometimes. 

i put a little melted marshmallow candy melt at the end of the stick and then stuck it straight in the middle of the marshmallow but the stick will still stay without the candy melt on the end of it, as long as you freeze the s'mores for 5 or so minutes first. 

so after you dip the s'mores and let dry, do this:
hey! it's a ream of school paper!
check that off the school supply list!

so hey how about we make something else, like this:
my daughter saw these and asked me if they were rectangle macarons.

no i told her. they are...

so there you have it.
all ready to start the new school year.

well, maybe...
i gotta start working on getting those 50,000 pencils.


  1. Really, really cute, Lisa! I imagine those would be fun for the kids to come home to after their first exciting day!

    1. it is a subtle warning to my kids to be sure they have an A+ year! HAHA we moms gotta do what we gotta do! heehee thanks again J! :)

  2. Oh, girl! I mean, you had a perfect ice cream sanwich....or s'more. And you just had to take it that one leeeeele step further to make it.......FABULOUS, FANTASTIC, AWESOME, ORIGINAL, ONE OF A KIND, ugh. Too early for my brain. These have to go on my to-do list. YOU are one of a kind and I'm so glad you are my BBFF!!!! Dona

    1. i got the cookies and the marshmallows and had NO idea they were gonna be the perfect fit. then when i stuck it together they made the sandwich! 'sup with that? i said. it's funny how things come together in a cool way y'know? like me and you Dona! :>D

  3. I agree with imklvr, you peaked my interest with just the simple ice cream sandwich. They are so fun. Then you dipped them in candy melts and turned them into amazing back to school pops. I love the paper pops but the books are incredibly fun too! I'm still enjoying summer and can't believe school begins here next week.

    1. i can see you doing a whole series of book pops Beth! not that your genius incredible mind needs ideas! ;) thanks again and again! :>D

  4. You get an A+++ in my book! Genius!!! You made everything look so simple and perfect :) Love the corkboard and push-pins ... very clever!

    1. WOWZA! i never got a triple A plus in my life Brenda! thank YOU!! so hey can i give that to one of my kids in case they fail a test or something? heehee :>D

  5. Hi Lisa
    Another great project!
    Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

    1. another nice comment from you Angel! heehee thank you!!! :)

  6. I love what you did with these books - they would be my favorite kind to read!!

    1. mine too!
      and i love that you always come to visit me KIm! thank YOU !!! :>D

  7. OMG, so cute! New follower here, hoping you'll stop by my blog and say hello and follow back :)

    1. oh Allie! i'm stoked you're my newest GFC!!! it's hard to get followers when i don't officially use a FB or pinterest or instagram or what not or what who account!!! LOL thank you SOO much! i will stop by your blog too :)

  8. Cute! Cute! Cute! I love those marshmallows. We used them and made smore making easier. You should come link this up starting tomorrow. The challenge this week on The CSI Project is Back to School so this is perfect!
    Come on over and join the craft challenge. Starts Wednesday!

    1. nice! nice! nice! is what you are CSI Girl! and i will be at your party on Wednesday thank you so much! :)

  9. Thank you for linking up at The Weekly Creative!! We'd love for you to come over to our newest link party: at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let's party!!

    Melanie and Diana
    The Inspiration Network

  10. What an excellent back to school craft and snack! You're so creative. I love what you do with food! Thanks for partying with me @ Submarine Sunday!!!

    1. awww thank you thank you T'onna! and i love what you do with yarn! :>D

  11. Totally adorable!! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  12. I love how you made these. So creative!

    Oh yeah, you're being featured at Manic Monday tonight!

    Renea - http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com

  13. YAY! YAY! YAY! thank you soooooooooo much Renea! you totally made my weekend! :>D

  14. These are so cute! I have tweeted it and schedule it to post on my FB page tomorrow. This is Back-to-School theme week at Sew Travel Inspired. If you want to come check it out here is the kink. https://www.facebook.com/SewTravelInspired

    1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Maria!!! i've made so many treats i almost forgot about these! lol so happy you reminded me of them! :>D


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