This is a super easy way to make homemade popsicles with your kids this summer! My son loves them, and they are the perfect size for a little boy! We had fun making them, and eating them, together!
All you need is:
- A can of juice
- Ice Cube Tray
- Craft Sticks
Mix the juice according to the directions on the can, and then pour into the ice cube tray. Put the tray in the freezer.
While the juice is starting to freeze, use a pair of scissors to cut the craft sticks in half. I like using the craft sticks that are a bit thicker than regular “popsicle sticks”. These are easier for a toddler to hold, and they are a better size for the thick ice cubes as well.
After the cubes have been in the freezer for 30 minutes pull them back out. They should have started to harden a bit at this point, but will not yet be completely frozen. Put one stick in each ice cube, with the round side out. You have to do this part quickly, so the juice doesn’t start to melt again. Once all the sticks are in, put the tray back in the freezer for another 30 minutes. Then pull them out and enjoy!
I love that I’m able to control the ingredients of these popsicles and control the portion size. I didn’t really want my two year old having a full-size popsicle, this ends up being the perfect size treat for him.
This is also a super-cheap way to get yummy treats! You can get a bag of 100 craft sticks for around $1, and it’s the same price for a can of juice. I’ve found that 1 can of juice makes 50+ mini popsicles, so it is definitely a thrifty treat!