patriotic popsicles



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Patriotic Popsicles

I posted a sneak peek of these popsicles a week or so ago on Instagram. Did you see it? The have been devoured since then! They are so fun for the 4th of July and I’m so excited to share how easy they are to make. Do your kids love popsicles? Oh good! Then this simple tutorial for patriotic popsicles is JUST FOR YOU! Plus, I have some free 4th of July printables that you.

Frosty Patriotic Popsicles plus 4ht of July Printables

What if I told you that all you have to do to create these festive popsicles is layer some red and blue Otter Pops?


Nothing fancy, nothing mind blowing, nothing too time consuming. Simply use some pre-made popsicles and create a custom 4th of July look!

To get started you will need:

Patriotic popsicles for the 4th of July or Memorial day. An easy red, white, and blue idea!

Remove the red and blue otter pops and put them into separate bowls. Each push pop will take 2 blue otter pops and 2 red otter pops. Using a fork and a knife (sounds weird, but trust me, it speeds up the process) cut and mash up the popsicles. Then, using a spoon create red and white layers inside the push pop container.

Now, I did this on a VERY hot day.
Well, very hot in this part of California means that it was, like, probably 82 degrees or something.
But that’s beside the point, it was hot! And the popsicles were melting pretty easily.

So, if this happens to you as well, I highly recommend putting the push pops into your freezer between the red and blue layers. This will help prevent the layers from melting into one new color. Yes, it takes a little extra time to freeze the layers in between, but they don’t have to be fully frozen. Just enough to not melt into each other. The push pop containers will rest perfectly on the rack shelving in your freezer.

How to make SIMPLE red and blue layered popsicles with these free 4th of July printables

People will be so in love with your patriotic popsicles! They’ll wonder how you did it!

If you’d like to top your push pops with these adorable 4th of July printables, simply click the picture below, then drag the image to your desktop. Open the image from your desktop and hit “file” then “print”. I happen to to print them on sticky label paper (the larger squares). That way they stick right onto the push pop lids! Enjoy and Happy SUMMER!

Free 4th of July Printables

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Kelly Dixon

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  1. Nothing sounds better to me right now than these! My wife laughs because I love popsicles and otter pops. I can;t help it though, especially when I’m hot. Can’t wait to make these!