Baby washcloth lollipops are a non-edible treat that can be given as a gift to a new mother or used as a party favour at a baby shower for a memorable keepsake for each guest. The lollipops are easy to make and are a relatively inexpensive gift or party favour. You can choose washcloths in colours that complement the theme of the baby shower or the new mother's nursery decor A simple ribbon can be added to the baby washcloth lollipop to add a festive flare.
Lay your baby washcloth on your working surface with any side facing upward. Fold about 1 inch of one edge of the washcloth over and smooth the fold line.
Fold over another inch of the washcloth along the same edge and continue until you have folded the entire washcloth to make a long strip that is about 1 inch wide.
Roll the strip up like a jellyroll.
Cut a square of clear or semi-transparent cellophane wrap and wrap the square around the jellyroll.
Gather the cellophane wrap underneath the jellyroll and wrap an elastic band around the cellophane to keep it in place.
Slide a lollipop stick or thin wooden dowel through the cellophane and slide it into the elastic band to hold it in place.
Cut a 10-inch-long piece of 1/2 inch wide ribbon. Wrap the ribbon over top of the elastic band and tie the ribbon in a bow.
To turn the baby washcloth lollipops into a small bouquet, make 3 to 4 lollipops, gather them together in your hand and tie a ribbon around the lollipop sticks to keep them together. To make a large, centrepiece display of the lollipops, use long, thin wooden dowels for the lollipop sticks. Make 10 to 12 lollipops. Fill the bottom of a vase with green floral foam and insert the ends of the sticks into the foam. Wrap a large 2-inch-wide ribbon around the vase and tie it in a bow.