My children, like most children 'loooove' ice cream, freezies and popsicles and we, like many families, make our own ice cream and popsicles. With the hot weather upon us I doubled my usual batch of strawberry, banana and blueberry blend with the intent of making two batches of popsicles.
PROBLEM: When I pulled out my second popsicle mold it was missing 3 sticks and 1 was broken.
PROBLEM #2: I was completely out of popsicle sticks in the studio/craft room.
SOLUTION: What I did have on hand was about a million plastic spoons. So I used these plastic spoons instead and the kids thought it was the funniest and strangest thing to find a spoon in their popsicle.
ENHANCEMENT: Get a spoonful of yogurt on each spoon and freeze them just until they are hard and then stick them in the filled popsicles molds and then freeze.
RESULT: Not only a spoon surprise but with the enhanced version you get a yogurt filled popsicle.
It was an on the fly fix to a problem that the kids loved.
BONUS: If the kids know that popsicles are for dessert, their dinner plates empty really quickly. Truly a win-win-solution!
I am a creative soul and a mother of two.
THE SMALL PRINT
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