Ever wonder where the lollypop came from? Well… according to the book Food For Thought: Extraordinary Little Chronicles of the World, they were invented in 1908 by George Smith, owner of a confectionery business called the Bradley Smith Company.
Whether he was or not he was the only one who ever trademarked the name lollipop – in 1931 after his favourite racehorse of the time, Lolly Pop. The name has since fallen into public domain.
What you need
1. Print out the template here on coloured paper.
2. Handwrite a message from the birthday child (if you wish).
3. Cut out the shape of the cape and mask.
4. Punch a hole at the top of the cape and feed the lolly stick into it.
5. Stick the mask on to the lolly.