MAKE MINI ICE POPS
1. MEASURE THE LID
IN ICE CUBE TRAYS
Measure the outside rim of your ice cube tray
and cut the lid material to the same size. Exact
measurements will ensure a better grip when
attaching binder clips.
2. CREATE A SPACER
Cut 7 strips of plastic or cardboard that will elevate
2" above the tray: 2 that measure the
length of the tray, and 5 that measure the distance
between the 2 lengthwise strips. Glue the spacers
around the rim of the tray, and glue 3 of them
across the center to create additional supports.
3. DRAW A GRID FOR STICK PLACEMENT
Measure the center points of each ice cube cavity
in your tray and the distance between the center
points. Draw a grid on the lid to map out the
4. MAKE SLOTS FOR THE STICKS
If you’re using dowels for sticks, drill holes at the
center points marked on the lid, using a drill bit the
same width as the dowels. If you’re using traditional
pop sticks that are
8" wide and
5" thick, cut slits
to that size with a utility knife.
5. FILL THE POP TRAY AND FREEZE
Fill the tray no more than ¾ full with the pop
mixture, because the ice will expand as it freezes.
Use 2 binder clips on each short side of the tray
and 3 binder clips on each long side of the tray
to hold the lid on the tray. Insert the pop sticks or
dowels and freeze for 3– 4 hours.
6. REMOVE THE POPS AND ENJOY
Remove the binder clips and the lid. Let the pops
sit at room temperature for 3– 5 minutes before
removing them from the mold.
2" wooden dowels, or popsicle sticks
Drill and drill bit (optional) if you’re
For a plastic lid:
1"- to ¼"-thick corrugated plastic,
1"-thick rigid plastic sheet
You can use styrene, PETG, or polypropylene.
For a cardboard lid:
1"- to ¼"-thick corrugated cardboard,
Aluminum foil or plastic wrap to cover