MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOMIZED
MOLDS AND REFRESHING ICE POP
INGREDIENTS TO GO IN THEM.
In the height of summer, there’s
nothing like an ice pop to cut through
the heat. Though store-bought ones do
the job, pops made by hand — both the
molds and the juicy refreshers — will
taste that much better.
Ice pops can be cast in any shape
you envision. You can make simple
pop molds from everyday household
items or from food packaging. If you
want to get really crafty, you can
experiment with liquid silicone and
Photograph by Emily Brooke Sandor; illustrations by Tim Lillis
make your own mold.
You’ll find these instructions and
recipes, as well as many more, in Pops!
Icy Treats for Everyone (Quirk Books).
Frank Epperson invented
the Popsicle in 1905 when
he left his fruit-flavored soda
out on the porch overnight
with a stir stick in it. He
patented the idea
19 years later.
» Building a log cabin is a popular
popsicle-stick craft for kids.
» Former Hollywood stuntman
Robert McDonald created a
working replica of a Viking ship
using 15 million recycled popsicle sticks to show children that
anything is possible.
Krystina Castella is an industrial designer who designs environments, furniture, clothing, stationery, housewares,
toys, and cupcakes. She is a professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.