Lollipops of All Scales

Tools for Assembly:

  • Metal straight-edge (ruler). Make fold lines by pressing against the edge of the ruler.
  • White craft glue that is a “quick grab” “clear dry” type of glue.
  • X-acto blade tool and fresh blade
  • A true cutting mat
  • Small artist brush with which to paint on glue
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to squeeze work glue onto. This will act as your glue pot
  • Small detailing scissors, a.k.a. as embroidery snips
  • Sticky Clay made to hang posters on bare walls
  • Tweezers
  • Strong bonding cement
  • Large to small pearls, depending on lollipop size
  • bead-headed pins if you are making 1:12 lollipops (see instructions towards end of tutorial)
In a constant pursuit to find the fastest way to accomplish a task, here is the overview for creating ball type lollipops I discovered. Use beads of the appropriate size for your lollipops. The example photo shows three different scales. I'm using one of my favorite "tools" which is the sticky clay used to hang posters on walls. It doesn't work well for poster hanging, but it works great for holding parts in place as you paint or glue.

Take paper and roll tightly and glue to form lollipop sticks. Trim as necessary. Take a good bonding glue and glue sticks onto beads.

Place a dot of glue and glue bead head to center of lollipop wrapper. Allow to dry.
Samples are shown glued to wrappers.
This is a photo of the larger lollipops with the wrappers in place. Keep working the wrappers until they stay in place.

With the very tiny lollipops, I discovered a more appropriate way to make these.

Take bead-headed straight pins and clip the pins to the desired length.

Take a short strip of sticky label and wrap remaining pin to the desired thickness.

Glue wrapper at center as shown above. Allow to dry.

Work wrapper around bead.


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