Originally posted on August 24, 2007.
My kids love, love, love, LOVE Popsicles and in the summertime I indulge them almost everyday.
What’s a hot sticky day without a cool sweet Popsicle?
And almost as much as they love Popsicles, I hate the drippy mess they make. So last summer I got smart. I took one O-Cel-O sponge for each of my kids and cut a slit in the center of it.
Now when the kids want a Popsicle I wet one of these sponges, put the stick end of the Popsicle through the slit in the sponge and hand them their treat.
In addition to being a cheap, reusable and very effective drip catcher, the kids also have something to wipe their hands and mouths off on when they are finished eating. Then they toss the stick in the trash and the sponge in the sink.
The kids are happy. Mom is happy. Works for me!
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