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In 7 Steps This Cholo Teaches You How To Make Candy Roses

Who knew spending 8 years in prison would take Scar from tough street cholo to a Pinteresty, candy-rose maker. Scar learned how to make the flowers out of hard candy to send to his loved ones so they knew he was thinking of them. Awwwwwww, right?! Now you can melt the hearts of your friends too…

Set Up

What You’ll Need:

•Hard Candy – Scar prefers Jolly Ranchers.

•Hot Water – You can place it in your mom’s Tupperware.

•Elote Stick – Be sure you save the sticks from the elotero.

•Ribbon – Scar likes collecting streamers from bautizos and quinceañeras.

•Sheets of Plastic – to wrap the rose.

•Cup – In prison, Scar used empty toilet paper rolls.

•Gloves – These came from those who worked in the maintenance departments.

Place the elote stick in the empty cup with the pointy part of the stick facing up.

Elote

In prison, Scar’s friends would save popsicle sticks to give to him.

Drop the candy in the hot water for a few minutes.

Hot Water

Be sure the water isn’t too hot. Scar recalls the first time he tasted a candy rose was when his cell-mate overheated the rose he was making. The petals were drooping and he handed it to Scar.

“I will never forget the first time I ate one. You have to remember no one makes them to eat. We make them to sell because they’re such a luxury. When I started licking it, it cheered me up so much. It made me forget I was in prison. I remember everyone in prison was staring at me because they couldn’t believe I was eating one. It cheered me up so much.”

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Once the candy is soft, open the wrapper and press the candy until it’s flat.

Pressed Candy

The first time Scar made candy roses, he sent a bouquet out. He surprised his mom, baby mama, his kids, nieces and nephews with their own rose. Scar says he would sometimes give up his food to save money to buy the candy. For him, it was worth the sacrifices because he knew how unexpected and special these surprises were to his loved ones.

Wrap the candy around the stick. And repeat.

Petals

“I had to show my loved ones that even though I’m away, I care. It’s like giving someone a bouquet. You do it to try to show them you appreciate them.”

Take a green candy and layer it as the rose’s leaf.

Green

“Everyone in prison does something different. Some make necklaces, other make furniture out of wooden sticks. There’s so much craft that goes on in prison. It’s like a Martha Stewart convention.”

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Finally, wrap your rose in the plastic wrap and seal it off with a ribbon.

Wrap

¡Y sas! You’re ready to swoop your loved ones off their feet with this candy flower?…

Watch Scar’s DIY, here:

Don’t forget to spread the love like Scar did with his daughter, Eva.

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This Mexican Toy Store Is Selling Make Your Own Forky Kits Based On The Toy Story Character And People Went Crazy

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This Mexican Toy Store Is Selling Make Your Own Forky Kits Based On The Toy Story Character And People Went Crazy

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Last month, Toy Story 4 hit theaters. The latest installment in Pixar’s flagship movie franchise features Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the familiar Toy Story characters we’re used to seeing.

Yet Toy Story 4 introduced a new, unexpected toy to love: Forky. Far from the average anthropomorphic store-bought personalities, Forky is a handmade creation and, importantly, the product of a child’s ingenuity.

In fact, Forky is barely a toy at all: He’s a plastic spork adorned with a pipe cleaner, googly eyes, bits of clay, and a broken popsicle stick. All of his parts are literally taken from the trash by Woody and then put together by a kindergartener named Bonnie.

But what Forky is, and has become in the wake of Toy Story 4’s release, is the star of Toy Story 4.

He’s such a star that people around the world are trying to recreate him at home on their own.

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Of course, fancy toys are cool and all, but many parents know that sometimes kids often gravitate toward simpler items.

Since Forky is basically just a plastic spork with pipe cleaner arms and googly eyes stuck on him, he’s actually been pretty easy to recreate. Even before “Toy Story 4” was officially in theaters, the animated utensil was winning over hearts and minds, so it’s not too surprising that plenty of homemade Forkys are popping up across social media.

People are legit connecting with this plastic food utensil on a whole other level.

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Maybe this is getting too real…?

Toy stores are getting in on the action too.

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Like this Mexican toy store chain that is selling a “Make your own Forky kit” that comes with everything you need a Ziploc plastic bag.

And this movie theatre in Sonora is hosting an event that sounds like an amazing idea.

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Translation: Families! Don’t miss the Toy Story marathon tomorrow where you could make your own #Forky

Seriously, this is something I want to go to!

Even Disney itself has come out with a $20 “Make Your Own Forky” kit.

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I mean really Disney, was this necessary?

And people don’t seem all that happy about it…

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Although a lot of people are mad at Disney for trying to make even more money off an item they themselves depict as literal trash, we can’t say we’re surprised.

For those who wanna try and make their own Forky at home, this Twitter user has you covered.

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Steps to make your own Forky:

  • Buy your own personal kit to assemble it.
  • Make it.
  • You’re welcome.

But some of the best tweets are from people who’ve already made their own versions.

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I mean these look nearly identical to the original Forky…minus the all the blue. But those facial expressions…pure Forky.

Some people out there are getting extra creative with their Forky creations.

But this is one I know I’m totally gonna have a good night out with. Salud!

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The Crafty Chica Is Here To Give The DIY Scene A Bit Of Culture With Her Own Crafting Tips

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The Crafty Chica Is Here To Give The DIY Scene A Bit Of Culture With Her Own Crafting Tips

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If you are looking for some serious DIY inspo, Crafty Chica has all the inspo you will ever need. The mother and serious DIY enthusiast has a way of creating incredible pieces of art from some common products. Here are a few of her creations that will make you want to grab your glue gun and lock yourself in your room.

1. Upcycle your old stiletto into a tequila shot holder.

It is amazing what you can do with a little bit of hot glue, some lace, and an old shoe.

2. Make some resin glitter pendants for you and your friends.

There are so many silicone ice cube trays out there with all kinds of different patterns and those are perfect for this little pendants. Not to mention that they can make for adorable necklaces for you and the bestie.

3. You can turn your old El Pato cans into bracelets.

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This is a little time and equipment intensive but the result is so worth it. And, no, you don’t have to use just El Pato cans. You can do this with all of your favorite canned food brands because freedom of choice.

4. Give your hairstyle an extra level of fierce with these beaded bobby pins.

Plain bobby pins are so 2015, apparently. Elevate them to your inner diva level by adding your favorite little charms and a few beads to make them original. Just make sure you treat them better than the thousands you have lost before them.

5. Waterless snowglobes are the no mess, no fuss way to get ready for the holidays.

It’s just a few easy steps to create something that you can use in your own home to get the spirit going. Not to mention that you can make a few of these and give them out as gifts to all of your friends and family since we all know the homemade gifts are the best, right?

6. For the more artsy people, why not give this window mural a shot?

If you or someone you know is into the whole art scene, why not use those skills to make your house pop? You can do whatever mural you want, obviously. Just using some basic, easily washed away paint, and with some patience, you can give your spot a totally different and exciting feel. Just make sure you wash your window really good first or it will all be for nothing.

7. Make your bestie’s next birthday just as extra as they are and get started on this crazy cake.

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This one is pretty simple to accomplish. All you need is a cake of your choosing then just pile on all of your favorite desserts and treats on top. You only get to celebrate your birthday once a year so why not really make it something to remember with pan dulces, candies, and treats your heart desires.

8. Painted mugs make a great gift for the serious coffee drinkers in your life.

If you don’t have easy access to a kiln, don’t fret. Crafty Chica has a perfect tutorial and supply list for mugs you can paint and then pop in the oven to complete the process. That’s right. No need to find a kiln in your neighborhood or pay too much at one of those ceramic painting stores out there.

9. Painted leather bracelets will make you pop over the summer with some fun colors.

You know those leather bracelets that look like they are three smaller bracelets? Well, with a little bit of paint, you can make some seriously awesome stuff for you and your squad. If you want to learn how to braid these things, don’t worry. There’s a video for that. It isn’t easy but it looks pretty cool.

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