I've been meaning to try making my own pixie sticks for a long time and with Earth Day coming up, it seemed like a good opportunity to make them with a Lorax theme. Of course, these would be a fun extension for The Lorax anytime.
To make your own pixie sticks you need:
- 1/2 cup dehydrated fruit
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Paper straws
The hard part is getting the mixture into the straws. I pinched the end of the straw and then made a funnel from a sheet of paper. It's messy.
In honor of the Lorax I cut truffula trees from scrapbook paper and taped them to the tops of each straw.
I also did some Lorax mustaches.
Now a confession- my kids wouldn't even try them! They liked playing with the props, but they've never had a pixie stick and they eye everything that I cook with suspicion. I liked them. If you've tried them, I'd love to know what your kids thought.
Next time, I'll just buy the pixie sticks and if I have the desire to make something, I'll choose one of our 3 green eggs and ham treats.