Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Horton Hatches the Egg Pops

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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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  1. These Horton Marshmallow Pops are fabulous! Very creative! If you are interested, I would love to have you post a link to this post on my blog to help us celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday!

    Here is a link to the linky:

    http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/2012/02/happy-birthday-dr-seuss-march-2.html

  2. Those are amazing. They are so creative and you're a total artist. Love these!

  3. The Horton treats are the cutest! Just adorable! So happy to stop by and enjoy this post!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  4. I love these! Marshmellow pops are so much fun.

  5. ADORABLE! Even though my kids are all teenagers now, we may still have green eggs and ham for dinner on March 2. These would make a great dessert! Thanks.

  6. Oh my gosh, you have to be the coolest mom EVER! I love your son's costume and I love these Horton pops. They are so ridiculously cute!! :0)

  7. Adorable! These make me want to plan a Dr Seuss party! I repinned here. http://pinterest.com/pin/54395107969288754/

  8. Great job! Horton is tough and you got the detail perfect! Love all the Seuss stuff around this time!

  9. These are so incredibly cute!!! Great job!

  10. Horton is absolutely adorable! I am trying to figure out a Dr. Seuss lunch for my kiddo. I love your Dr. Seuss ideas!

  11. You did a fabulous job, Jill! Horton is adorable as a pop! Cute costume too:)

  12. These are so well done and totally adorable.

  13. These are absolutely adorable and so is the costume. What a fun idea for marshmallow pops. I love the nest.

  14. Amazing! So fun, so cute. I'm trying to figure out what you used for the trunk in your costume?? Great job all the way around Jill.

    Happy Seuss Day!!
    Carrie

  15. You never fail to impress! I just had to feature you again ๐Ÿ™‚
    These are in a Dr. Seuss post this evening, check it out…
    http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2012/02/celebrating-dr-seuss-this-week.html
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Molly

  16. Before I even clicked on the link I knew it was going to be yours. You cease to amaze me. I wanted to stop by and invite you to a bloglovin' blog hop I'm cohosting starting tomorrow. The instructions on how to add bloglovin' are posted today if you're interested. http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com

  17. I'm adding these to my Dr. Seuss post going up this week. Thanks!!!

    I'm having a homemade card swap – would love it if you joined us! http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-card-exchange-wanna.html

  18. Cutest Dr. Seuss snack ever!

  19. You are so creative. Love these.

  20. You are so talented!! Cutest snack ever!! You'll need to make a photo book of all your foodie creations!

  21. This is such a creative idea! I would love for you to Link up at my Linky party via: http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  22. I love Horton Hatches the Egg. These are so adorable. I'd love it if you stopped by my monthly link up to share these along with anything else you would like to share.
    http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/02/1-month-of-fun-february-link-party.html

  23. I love Horton – awesome pops!

    Love for you to share it at my "Made by ME" Linky Party Wednesdays ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/02/made-by-me-20-linky-party.html

  24. I really like those horton hatches egg pop marshmallows. I think that many nieces would love that creative marshmallows. I also love to have those horton marshmallows.

  25. Love everything about this post. The nest part of the costume is genius.

  26. Love your ideas — always so cute and clever! And it takes talent to get that cute face drawn on a marshmallow! I would love it if you would consider linking some of your posts with Busy Monday (open each week Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!

  27. that costume is adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. These are AMAZING!! How do you come up with this stuff?!?! I featured these at TGIF this week (http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/03/tgif-linky-party-19.html) Thanks for linking up & sharing your creativity with all of us!! Looking forward to seeing what you link up this week!!
    Beth =-)

  29. Ummm…this is THE cutest thing ever!

  30. Those are absolutely adorable!!! I love how you made the nest under him too (the pops and your son:-) Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

  31. So so cute! Just pinned this! Thanks so much for sharing on Mom On Timeout!

  32. You're being featured tonight – thanks for sharing!

  33. So cute, love Dr Seuss! Have just pinned these, will have to try them as my two would love them! ๐Ÿ™‚