It's only a few days until the Easter bunny comes hopping into town with his baskets filled with goodies.
The kids have already dyed their eggs, but they're complaining of being bored.
Chocolate pops are an easy, relatively inexpensive and quick project you can do with your kids or give as Easter gifts during sunrise service.
You'll need a bag of melting candy wafers; a 14-ounce bag yields about 1/2 cup of melted chocolate, enough to fill two mold sheets with four candies in each. If you don't use all the melting wafers this year, store the chocolate in a dry, relatively cool place. Don't put chocolate in the freezer for storage.
The candy will cost about $5 a bag, but at this time a year many places have it on sale. I've found that Wilton's Candy Melts have a nice melting consistency.
Next you'll need molds. I found mine at a local arts and crafts store. What you're looking for are molds with lollipop stick depressions -- with slots for sticks that connect to the larger, candy shape. In my case, I used molds to form Easter egg candies.