Get more KIN PARENTS tips & advice: http://bit.ly/KinParents Make a healthier homemade version of a classic childhood treat! Flavored with all-natural freeze dried fruit, these sweet treats are sure to be a hit. [Helpful notes! We found a nice selection of freeze dried fruit at our local Trader Joe's grocery store: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and pineapple! When funneling your powder mixture into the straws, scoop a very small amount at a time to prevent it from backing up in the paper cone.] Materials/Tools: freeze dried fruit granulated white sugar paper drinking straws clean coffee grinder/mill Instructions: 1. Combine ? cup of granulated sugar and 1/8 cup of freeze dried fruit in a clean coffee grinder/mill. Process until ingredients are combined in a powder. 2. Form a cone from a sheet of paper, making an opening in the cone small enough to funnel ingredients into a drinking straw. Secure with tape. 3. Fold up and pinch end of paper straw. Pour a small amount of powder into the cone and funnel into straw. Fold up and pinch other end of paper straw. Source: Find a fantastic selection of colored and patterned paper straws at: http://www.shopsweetlulu.com/category/Stripey-Straws/c1 This tutorial was inspired in part by the following great blog posts! Check them out for additional flavor combinations and tips: http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2012/05/homemade-pixie-sticks.html http://amandaparkerandfamily.blogspot.com/2012/01/guest-post-homemade-pixie-sticks.html This project was compiled by our Kin Parents Producer Robert Mahar. Find more of Robert's work at http://www.maharcraft.tumblr.com.
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