Unique Birthday Party Favor:
Rubberband Lollipops

This is such a unique birthday party favor for young girls! What little girl doesn't love to have a lot of ponytail holders? Moms love them, too, because they're practical birthday party favors. No little plastic pieces that you'll throw away in this loot bag!

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Items You'll Need:

  • Hair bands (in color of your choice)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam craft balls
  • Clear treat bags
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun


1. Push a lollipop stick into the center of your Styrofoam craft ball, about half way through the ball. Take the stick back out and use a hot glue gun (or regular craft glue if you have the time to let it dry) and drop a little glue into the hole before replacing the stick.

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2. Stretch your hair bands over the styrofoam ball in a random pattern. Continue placing the bands on until you can no longer see the ball in the middle.

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3. When your "lollipop" is complete, place a small clear treat bag over the top, and secure with a ribbon (or another hair band).

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You can choose to use multicolor bands or make them all one color (as I've done with the pink one below).

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Additional Ideas:

  • Place several "lollipops" into one treat bag to make a lollipop bouquet. Use a single color for each pop.

  • Put a large clay pot with a large styrofoam ball in it to arrange a lollipop bouquet for the table. Let the girls choose one (or more) as they leave the party.

  • Use one of these as a "bow" for the top of a gift.

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