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Colorful Popsicles – Quick & Easy Recipe Kids Will Love!

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These colorful popsicles are so easy to make! Follow my simple hack for creating perfectly layered popsicles and you’ll be making them in no time!

Colorful Popsicles Made Easy

What I love most about this simple popsicle recipe is that it’s fast and easy to do. The kids are going to be amazed that a treat as fun-looking and as delicious as this can be made right in your very own kitchen in minutes. Perfect for the summer heat or just a great way to have a day dedicated to all things rainbow. 

I use two ingredients in this recipe – yogurt and food coloring – but if your child has an allergy to food coloring or you prefer to not prepare foods with it in general, you can always use my popsicle layering hack with natural fruit-based coloring instead!

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How To Create These Colorful Popsicles

In this video you’ll see how quick and easy it is to make colorful popsicles in every color of the rainbow! You can use this technique for special occasions too like Independence Day with red, white and blue, or Christmas with red and green!

To make the perfect layers, all you need is a medicine dropper! It collects the perfect amount of yogurt, and allows you to dispense it slowly and directly to make even layers that look beautiful!

How To Create These Colorful Popsicles

In this video you’ll see how quick and easy it is to make colorful popsicles in every color of the rainbow! You can use this technique for special occasions too like Independence Day with red, white and blue, or Christmas with red and green! 

To make the perfect layers, all you need is a medicine dropper! It collects the perfect amount of yogurt, and allows you to dispense it slowly and directly to make even layers that look beautiful!

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Tips for Making These Rainbow Popsicles

Food Coloring Choice. While my family does not have allergic reactions to food coloring, we are comfortable with adding it to food occasionally. But when possible, I make sure to choose a food coloring brand that uses natural fruits, vegetables, and roots instead of artificial coloring.

If you prefer to not use coloring at all, you can integrate natural foods and vegetables yourself to make colorful popsicles. For example, blueberry puree added to yogurt will make a purple color, strawberry puree added to yogurt will make a pink color, and turmeric added to yogurt will make a yellow color.

Yogurt Choice. Make sure the texture of the yogurt is not too thin and not too thick! It is important that the layers can easily be sucked up into the medicine dropper, but also sturdy enough that they stay as separate layers once dispensed into the popsicle mold!

 

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Split yogurt into six bowls.

Step 2

Add a small drop of food coloring, just a tad will do!

Step 3

Use your medicine dropper to layer each color in one at a time!

Step 4

Freeze overnight and enjoy!

Step 1

Split yogurt into six bowls.

Step 2

Add a small drop of food coloring, just a tad will do!

Step 3

Use your medicine dropper to layer each color in one at a time!

Step 4

Freeze overnight and enjoy!

Eat and Learn with these Rainbow Popsicles

Colorful popsicles are a great way to talk about the various colors of the rainbow. You can also introduce or reinforce the concept of patterning with this popsicle-making technique.

Get the kiddos involved. This can be a fun sensory-based way for kids to work on their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they help to mix the coloring and then fill the popsicle molds with the ingredients.

Don’t forget to also talk to them about how natural foods can be used as a food coloring in place of food dyes. This is a great way to discuss how food items can be used in a lot of different ways as well.

colorful popsicles rainbow layers frozen yogurt snack for kids

If your kiddo loves all things rainbow, be sure to check out our comprehensive list of activities all about color recognition!

colorful popsicles rainbow layers frozen yogurt snack for kids

Eat and Learn with these Rainbow Popsicles

Colorful popsicles are a great way to talk about the various colors of the rainbow. You can also introduce or reinforce the concept of patterning with this popsicle-making technique.

Get the kiddos involved. This can be a fun sensory-based way for kids to work on their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they help to mix the coloring and then fill the popsicle molds with the ingredients.

Don’t forget to also talk to them about how natural foods can be used as a food coloring in place of food dyes. This is a great way to discuss how food items can be used in a lot of different ways as well.

If your kiddo loves all things rainbow, be sure to check out our comprehensive list of activities all about color recognition!

More Ways to Explore Colors!

Here are my top picks for toys and games that strengthen color recognition skills!

Wooden Rainbow Stacker

This wooden rainbow stacker is  not only great for color sorting, it is also a fantastic open-ended play toy!

Color Sorting Rainbow

Transfer pom poms or balls to color sort this rainbow! If you use tongs it is great for fine motor skills too! (Caution: small parts!)

Color Sorting Maze

This wooden board has a magnetic wand and beads that can be sorted based on color! Great for fine motor skills too!

Color Sort the Objects

This game is a great way to learn color recognition while strengthening language development.

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