Make Your Own Lorax-Inspired Pixie Sticks

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
Mix the sugar and fruit in your blender until it's a fine powder.


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.


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4 comments:

  1. Lorie, I think this is a great idea and would love to try it with my kids! Thanks for sharing! I am going to pin it to my Dr. Seuss Extension activity Pinterest Board!

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  2. This is a great idea! JDaniel doesn't always want to do things either. I will be sharing this post on Pinterest and Facebook.

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  3. What great fun! So sad the kids wouldn't try them - so pleased you shared that info though - it's great to know this happens to everyone and not just me!

    Just popping over to let you know I've featured you on The Sunday Showcase: http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2013/04/27/the-sunday-showcase-book-based-activities.html

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  4. This is so cute! Would love it if you linked this up on my Toddler & Preschool Linkup! http://www.teachingmama.org

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