DIY Popsicle Holder Craft!
Freezing little fingers? Try this easy to make DIY Popsicle holder to save little hands from freezing while they enjoy their chilly treat!
Push-up frozen treats are a childhood right of passage. We all remember the excitement when a neighborhood Mom would come outside carrying a bouquet of freeze pops. After a long day of playing hard riding our bikes and that pick-up game of dodge ball– those frozen sticks were just what you needed to cool off. As much as you needed that treat, you knew you would have frostbite before you got to the bottom. (Especially with those extra long ones you get at the baseball field!)
Freeze Pop, Ice Pop, Popsicle– everyone called them something different (brand names vary) but you know which ones I mean, right? The long, frozen stick ones that come in a package of 200?!
Every time I hand one of these to my toddler, I think about her frozen fingers! I wanted to make something simple to keep her hands from freezing but still let her have this treat that I remember so fondly. With some felt and a glue gun, I can conquer anything!
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Here’s what you need:
Felt (usually around 20 cents per sheet)
Pen or marker
Freeze Pop (for measuring)
Foam Stickers (or anything you want to use to decorate)
Turn on the glue gun so it is nice and hot when you’re ready for it! Start by laying felt flat and placing a freeze pop (popsicle, etc.) on top. Fold the felt over to measure the amount needed to cover the freeze pop (see photo). Be sure to leave enough room for the glue!
Mark a line where you will need to cut:
Cut felt on the line. Use the hot glue to make two lines on the long side and bottom of the felt. (A single line of glue may not provide enough support to hold the freeze pop. I have found that two lines of glue provides more reinforcement):
Line up the edges and (carefully) press down on the felt to glue the sides together:
Allow the glue to cool and then let the kids decorate!
This is a fun craft to let them personalize with their name, favorite colors, characters, stickers- whatever craft supplies you have lying around!
It kept their fingers from freezing:
I started out trying to solve a small problem and ended up being able to do a fun craft with my daughter. Since felt is so inexpensive and you probably have the other supplies lying around, you can make Popsicle holders for about 25 cents each! This is a great activity for kid’s parties or cook-outs. I am impressed how well they hold up! My toddlers use theirs all the time and the holders are still intact (with just a few popsicle juice stains!). Don’t you love a craft that is functional, fun, and provides a simple way to bond with your kids over a timeless favorite treat! =)
If you aren’t feeling crafty, you can buy a set like this from Amazon:
Have you created a DIY to solve a problem in your house? Do you have a fun story about freeze pops from when you were a kid? Please leave a comment and tell us about it!
Looking for another simple craft? How about Paper Roll Necklaces!
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