Homemade Pixie Sticks – Kid Friendly Things To Do

Homemade Pixie Sticks are a fun family activity. Make them for a party gift or a fun sugary kid’s treat. Old fashioned pixie sticks are easy to make and fun to eat. Come on and I’ll show you how to make them…

homemade pixie sticks

Homemade Pixie Sticks Activity

pixie sticks activity with kids

Do you need to use plastic straws to make Pixie Sticks? 

  • No. To avoid using plastic straws, replace them with paper straws and seal them by bending the ends and reinforcing the seal with tape

Here’s what you’ll need to make Homemade Pixie Sticks

  • Jumbo Smoothie Disposable Straws  – Sold in most ice cream aisles, and near the paper products.
  • Lighter
  • Tongs with metal tips
  • Flavored Sugar Drink Mixes – like, Kool-Aid mix, or Lemonade Mix
  • Funnels

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Instructions for making pixie sticks…

  • Before the kids get involved – an adult will need to prepare the straws 


how to make pixie sticks

  • (An adult should)
  • hold the straw in between the tongs, and pressing tightly on the straw put the flame from the lighter on the end of the straw to seal them
  • Move the flame back and forth to get an even seal – it doesn’t take long
  • Remove the flame, but keep the tongs shut tightly so the melted straw end can dry, and seal
  • Do this for all of the straws

Adding Sugar to the straws…

  • Now, the kids can have some fun
how to make homemade pixie sticks

  • Place the straw into a container, like a cup or glass, to catch any over-flowing sugar
  • Hold your funnel over the open end of the straw
how to make pixie sticks
  • Kids can use scoops or small cups to pour sugar into each straw
  • You can alternate flavors inside each straw for a variety straw, or stick to one flavor per straw
  • You might want to mark the flavors with a fun sticker or put them in separate containers

Sealing the tops:

  • An adult will need to carefully seal the top ends of the straws the same way the bottoms were sealed 
Homemade Pixie Sticks Activity

  • When you are ready to enjoy the sugar rush, snip the top of the straw off, tip the straw back and let the sugar fall into your mouth 

That’s it. Enjoy! 

*For safety reasons – The lighter should only be used by an adult and carefully put up and away from children’s reach

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