Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kiddie crack: homemade pixie sticks!


Yeah, you heard me. The stuff of  parents nightmares and drug of choice for all kids. The candy white pony. 

PIXIE STICKS!

This is fun, simple, and a ONCE in a while thing. 


Start with a straw and something to melt the ends. (I quit smoking over 4 months ago so all I had was matches and they made the ends kinda yucky brown. YEA ME for quitting smoking!)


Of course you need sugar, but you can get pretty experimental with the rest of the ingredients. Here are some ideas:

jello mix
kool-aid packets
cotton candy sugars
any type of extract and food coloring

I did not want to make a trip to the store so I used what I had.


Add whatever ingredients you choose in a ziploc bag.


Then mix like your life depends on it! Since we used two wet ingredients ours took quite some time to mix (half an episode of the smurfs).

*Look at the poor baby in the crib wanting to be included with the older two! When I edited this pic I almost cried when I saw her watching us.*  :(


This is what you end up with. Our sugar is kinda moist like brown sugar, but if you only use dry ingredients like the kool-aid or jello you will have a powdery mix.


Now you need to get you pixie mix into the straw, I used a cake decorating tip and a toothpick to get mine in. 

Now close the ends up and let the kids go NUTS!



Enjoy those sugar highs kids!



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7 comments:

  1. Cute cute idea! And, yes, CONGRATS to you for quitting smoking- that is awesome! Love how you tied a bow around several- would make a fun little party favor! Happy to have found your blog :) Hope you have a great rest of the week!

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  2. Great idea. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your pixie sticks. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  3. That's hilarious. My kids would totally get into these! We're all about sugar highs here at our house. Congrats on kicking the habit, btw. Thanks for posting!

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