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DIY Pixie Sticks!!!!

This is one of the most simple, fun, and yummiest DIY projects I’ve done in a while. There’s just something about Pixie Sticks (Stix) that scream summer fun!! However, not all kids can have them because their full of sugar. Luckily, no one will be left out when you DIY!!! Why? Because you’re in charge of your ingredients..hello sugar substitutes!!! So….

Here’s how to:


Here’s what you need:

  • Paper Straws (Got mine on Amazon)
  • Freeze Dried Fruit (again, found it on Amazon)
  • Citric Acid (from any drug store)
  • Sugar OR Sugar Substitute
  • Small Piece of Paper
  • Food Processor
  • Small Measuring Spoon

Step 1: Add 1 tsp citric acid, 3 tablespoons sugar (I used 5 tablespoons of a sugar substitute), and 2/3 cup freeze dried fruit of your choice (I used strawberries) to a food processor.

IMG_7445Step 2: Let your processor do it’s job and process everything until it turns into a fine powder.

IMG_7451Step 3: Take your paper straw and fold one end over. Or, you can do like I did, and use a needle nose pliers to crimp the end closed.

IMG_7466(Yes, my pliers are totally ready to be trashed but they did their job)

Step 4: Use your small piece of paper to create a funnel and use a small measuring spoon to gently fill your paper straw.

IMG_7474Step 5: Fold over or crimp the open end of the straw closed.

IMG_7467Step 6: Enjoy!

I hope you have fun with this little project. There are so many varieties of flavors that you can make. Don’t be afraid to mix it up!!! Thanks for reading!!

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  1. awesome! thanks for sharing… and maybe some steel wool on those pliers will give them new life?