Five minute crafts: How do you make your own popsticky popsicle sticks?
A Canadian couple are using the internet to teach the world how to make popsicle-stick crafts, as well as other things like making a homemade beer-soda-and-flavored ice cream concoction.
The two-and the six-year-old twins, Jordan and Amanda Mathers, launched their first homemade popsicle stick on Instagram and Twitter.
In the meantime, their parents and friends from their hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia, had been posting their own popsicle recipes on social media.
“I’ve been making popsicles for like a year, and it just got to the point where I wanted to make something myself,” Amanda Mathering said in an interview with The Globe and Mail.
“So we just started making our own and got really creative.”
Craft beer-tasting poptart-style ice cream The Mather brothers started their own poptarts.
Their Instagram feed, @poptartsbarn, is full of images of their homemade popsicles.
The recipes are all quite simple, including a popsicle made of white flour and a chocolate popsicle, which has a sweet and creamy flavor.
But Amanda says they were inspired to make their own after they saw the success of other poptards, like this one, in Halifax, which sells for $10.
The Mavs even found a recipe for a poptastic ice cream in a post on Facebook.
Amanda and Jordan Mather, left, and their daughter Amanda Mathors.
They started using their homemade poptasties as poptars.
The pair of six-and a half-year olds are still making poptastics and ice cream, but are not a fan of poptacos that contain milk, eggs or butter.
“I love them so much because I’m vegan and so I don’t want them to be made from cow’s milk,” Amanda said.
“That’s what they’re for.”
The Matthes have been busy decorating their home and creating their own little poptaste-making workshop.
“It’s kind of fun and silly and we do it for fun,” Amanda told The Globe.
“We don’t think it’s going to change the world,” Jordan said.
Their homemade pop-tart ice cream pops are the kind of thing they like to share with friends, family and co-workers.
“If we can do something together and make something good for people, we feel like that’s worth it,” Amanda added.
And now they’ve started a Facebook group for people to join, so people from around the world can join the fun.
And they’ve also created a YouTube channel, so they can share their homemade homemade pops, too.
Craft beer and food The Mavens have also been working on their own beer and coffee, which they plan to open in 2017.
The ice cream is a collaboration between the two families, with Jordan working on the beer and Amanda on the coffee.
“The first batch of ice cream was really hard to make,” Jordan told The Canadian Press.
“And I had to use a little bit of my imagination to make it.
But it’s just so easy.
We’re just trying to do the best we can.”
Amanda Mavins is more concerned about what she calls the “magnitude” of the poptas.
“My whole life, I have been trying to cook,” Amanda explained.
“When I was younger, I used to bake bread.
But when I was older, I started to cook and that’s what I did.”
She said she thinks her mom will be happy to know that they’re getting the popsticking right.
“You know, my mom’s been asking me, ‘What do you want to do when you’re older?’,” Amanda joked.
“Oh, that’s so exciting.
It’s like a big dream come true.”
The Canadian Craft Beer Society says that the Mather siblings have received the Craft Beer Awards’ Best of Craft Beer, Best of Chilli and Best of Flavoured Food category for their popsicle creations.
“Jordan and Amanda are passionate about the craft beer industry and are always looking for new ways to expand the hobby,” said Rob Niehaus, chief marketing officer for the Canadian Craft Brewers Association.
“This award recognizes a unique effort to create an easy-to-make poptasting experience, one that encourages socializing and sharing with friends and family.”
The Craft Beer Association of Canada says it welcomes the Maven brothers’ success and encourages all Canadians to do their part to help them succeed.