Plastic Bags (Favor bags or Ziploc bags)
Water, Juice, or Gatorade
Treasures of Your Choice
I have been using this set of 30 favor bags I bought at the $1 store. I have only "sprung" one leak so far in them. (This is exactly why they are outside only drinks)
Fill your bag 1/3 to 1/2 full of water, juice, or Gatorade. Add "treasures." We have used plastic bugs, army men, Dots candy, fruit, plastic butterflies, marbles and more. Just remember anything that is plastic, may be washed with soap and water, and is significantly larger then the diameter of the straw will work. Insert straw and secure rubber band. The tricky part is the rubber band. Make sure to wrap it well...but loose enough that your kiddos can easily drink out of the straw. Treasure drinks can even be made in advance and kept in the fridge. I hope you enjoy your cool treat!
|It is even easy for my one year old to drink from these.|
|This one is full of creepy crawly plastic bugs.|
|My three year old is enjoying gatorade with Dots candy inside.|
Just a few more suggestions...
- Give them fun names like "bug juice" or "butterfly potion"
- Bring them to the beach, the park, or outside at home
- Tie fun tags on them describing your drinks
- Personalize them with special treasures for themed birthday parties
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