Kool-Aid Pixie Sticks

As a kid, we would spend our summers outdoors with the rest of the kids in the neighborhood.  I can’t even remember how we started making these Kool-Aid Pixie Sticks, but it was a treat that stuck around for the rest of the summer!  It’s one of my favorite memories.  We would sit around with bags of sugar and Kool-Aid and dip plastic spoons in the sweet mix.  It was delicious!   They are so easy to make and in my opinion better than the original!

Learn how to make your own Kool-Aid Pixie Sticks at createcraftlove.com!

 All you need is two ingredients – sugar and the Kool-Aid flavor of your choice!

Take a sandwich baggie and add 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and the Kool-Aid dry mix.


Shake well until evenly dispersed.

I hot glued the bottoms of some straws together to make it cuter than taking pictures of my sandwich baggies.

Cut a small hole in the corner of your baggie and fill the straw up until about a 1/2 inch from the top.  Then hot glue the other end.


  Told you they were easy!  Each baggie will fill about 12 straws.  They aren’t quite as pretty as the ones you can fill up at the candy store but these taste better!

Learn how to make your own Kool-Aid Pixie Sticks at createcraftlove.com!

Learn how to make your own Kool-Aid Pixie Sticks at createcraftlove.com!

My friend, Sarah at Becoming Martha, created these adorable Sprinkle Filled Pixie Sticks for her daughter’s birthday!  She was my inspiration for the packaging!  Be sure to check out her sweet post!

Do you have a favorite childhood summer memory?  Fill up a pixie stick and tell me about it in the comments below!


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  1. Lorraine says

    Hi, just read your “Kool Aid Pixie Sticks” I was just wondering how many packs of kool aid did you add to the half cup of sugar?

  2. says

    That is such a cute idea, especially for kid’s parties. Thanks for sharing it.

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share your post at my Say G’day linky party. This would be a fabulous addition.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  3. Cheri Reynolds says

    I’m happy to inform you that your “better than the original,” actually IS the original! My friends and I were mixing Kool-Aid with sugar back in the 50’s and pouring it into our mouths from a corner of the package. One of my peers was smart and decided to package it and call it Pixie Stix! After paying 75 cents for a PIxie Stix at the pool today for my grandson, I decided to make our own but couldn’t recall how much sugar we added. Enjoy your very original Pixie Stix!

  4. Mary says

    A food sealer does wonders with straws as well. I make honey sticks and salt/pepper packets like that. :). Pixie Sticks are one of my weaknesses.


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