Summer fun with kids the Living Well Spending Less way!

This is Week 9 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL! Today we are welcoming KC from The Real Thing With the Coake Family ,who is sharing a super easy recipe for homemade popsicles. For more summer fun, check out the overview page.

I love coming up with fun and simple ideas of things we can do together as a family. It is so great to spend time with my girls and have some fun. It is also a perfect opportunity for some family bonding. I thought that since it is summer and hot, we needed a “cool” family activity. Now, buying popsicles and hanging out as family could be lots of fun, but making our own popsicles would be even more fun and more yummy, too!

 

DIY Popsicles | Fun & Easy Popsicles | Sweet Summer Treat | Homemade Popsicles

Here is what you need:

store bought lemonade with fresh fruit of your choice
or
 1  5.1 oz box pudding
 4 cups milk
 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
 1  1/2 tablespoons of granulated sugar (optional)
 a variety of toppings (optional)
 Classic Popsicle molds or the Zoku
 

DIY popsicles are super fun to make!

Step 1: If you decided on the Zoku, make sure it goes in the freezer the night before your activity. Then make the pudding (any flavor will work) according to the package. Then let is set up.

Jello is just one of the many different bases to use for DIY popsicles.

Step 2: Then thin the pudding, using the remaining 1 cup of milk along with ¾ tsp of vanilla and 1 ½ tablespoons of sugar. While you are waiting for the pudding to set up, you can get your popsicle bar ready. I put out all different kinds of toppings. Make sure to break things up into small bits or buy the mini versions of things.

Kids love creating their own yummy treats!

Step 3: Next pour a small amount of liquid or base into classic popsicle molds or the Zoku.

Fill your popsicle mold with small treats, like fruit, sprinkles, or candy!

Step 4: Add toppings. Then continue to fill liquid or base until the molds have reached the fill line.

DIY popsicles for the win!

Step 5: Finally, here comes the hardest part. Wait,for seven whole minutes! After seven minutes…Enjoy!

This was such a fun activity. It was so great watching my girls come up with their own delicious creations. It was also an awesome activity to spend quality time together! So stinking delicious!

Fun and easy DIY popsicles!

***GIVEAWAY***

And now it is time for another fun giveaway! Today we are again giving away something EVERYONE can use–a $100 Amazon Gift Card–that you can use to make your own summer fun, or to purchase your own ice pop maker! To enter, just follow the instructions in the box below:

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KC is a creative, fun-loving, homeschooling mommail.google.com of two adorable girls ages 12 & 7. She has a passion for making special memories and carving out special time with her family. When not cultivating fun for the family, she can be found crafting, creating something, organizing or sprucing up the house. Whatever she is up to, you can guarantee she has a plan, which may be revised many times,a small budget, and strong will get the job done. She will most likely blog about it and make sure to keep it real because she doesn’t do fake. 

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What popsicle flavor would you make?

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