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Popsicle Cuffs…keep hands from freezing!

My kiddos LOVE popsicles.  In fact, so does my husband Steve.  (He sneaks them into the grocery cart just as much as the kids do. Ha!)  I could take them or leave them….but since it’s been so hot here in Oklahoma, I’ve been craving them just as much as everyone else.

Something that’s frustrating about giving my kids popsicles though, is that they freeze their little fingers off.  Generally when this happens, I grab a paper towel and wrap it around the base….BUT, I made them something that’s even more of a cold barrier.  And can be used time and time again.

Yep, little Popsicle Cuffs.

And the verdict?  They think they are the coolest invention! ;)  Even though it’s pretty hot outside….they love using them!  In fact, the other day while they were playing in this little blow up pool, I brought some popsicles outside for them and totally forgot about the cuffs.  After a few seconds, their little fingers started freezing up and they begged me to bring out the cuffs.  Ha….okay! :)

These little Popsicle Cuffs are made of thick fleece and really do keep the cold off their hands.  And I made a set of 6 because spares are always a good thing!

I think I’m just as excited to use them for frozen Gogurts.  Because that’s something else that freezes skin and ends up frustrating the little people of this household. :)

Now we have a stack of about 8 Popsicle Cuffs sitting in our silverware drawer, waiting to save the day, again and again!

All this will take you, is about 10 minutes….to whip up a whole stack.  And to show you just how simple it really is…’s a quick video of the process! (CLICK PLAY)



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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Rachel @ Engineering A Joyful Family says:

    What a cute idea! I love sewing with fleece. It’s so soft!

  2. Amy says:

    Ooh, have you ever tried the Italian ice freezy pops? They are heaven!!! Cant wait to make these and eat some!

  3. Amanda says:

    Once again Make it and Love it has saved the day!! Why didn’t I think of this earlier?? You inspire me Ashley and I can’t thank you enough so sharing your talent and family with so many people around the world!! You are amazing! Loved the video as well because I’m a rookie sewer so it really helped to see you do it!

    1. Ashley says:

      Haha….too funny! I mean, I may not be able to cure cancer, but I can sure keep cold hands warm! ;)

      You’re so sweet Amanda…..thanks! :)

  4. Deb says:

    Ahh, these are ingenious! What a great way to use up scrap fleece left over from last winter’s projects, too! This is a quick, no-cost project that makes everybody happy (and can be tossed into the laundry should any major meltage occur in our near-100-degree heat). What a “cool” idea!

    1. Ashley says:

      YES…..and that’s exactly what I used too — scraps!!!

      Thanks Deb!

  5. lindsey says:

    oh my gosh my summer sewing to do list grows everytime io read your blog…haha my kids love (what we call these freeze pops in england) but yep same thing here cold hands is not so nice – i can’t tell you how many times they have dropped them on the ground because there little hands just can’t hold them any longer – so this going straight to the top of my to do list
    thanks ashley xx

    1. Ashley says:

      Haha…..sorry! Kind of! ;)

      And YES, you totally get the aggravation of cold hands and the fussing it causes! :)

      Good luck….you’ll love these!

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