Homemade Fruitsicles

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Did you know that an 11-year-old boy invented the first popsicle? There hasn’t been a kid since who doesn’t love these frozen treats. Here’s the first of two ideas for making your own popsicles with your preschooler’s help. Both of you will enjoy the results.

What you’ll need:

  • popsicle sticks
  • popsicle molds or small paper cups
  • 2 cups fruit juice (or enough to fill the containers)


Fill the molds or cups with juice. Prop the sticks in the middle of the molds and freeze. Try covering the mold or cup with a piece of tin-foil in order to create small slits to hold the sticks in place during freezing. You can also try mixing up different juices and even adding fruit pieces although remember that purple- or red-colored juices might stain clothes—so white grape juice might be a better alternate.