Make these red test tube drinks and patriotic pinwheel straws for your next party. We also show you how to make a test tube stand from a child’s toy.
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If you are looking for a simple 4th of July party drink for your upcoming celebration, I’ve got the perfect one for you.
I’m also going to show you how you can take one of your kids old toys and turn it into a test tube beverage holder, perfect for parties.
What you need
- Kool-Aid – I purchased the big 96oz ready-to-drink Tropical Punch bottle from Walmart (which is under $2).
- alcohol to do a grown-up version too (optional)
Simply blend the ice with the Kool-Aid in your blender until it’s similar to a slushie, but more liquid, less slush, and pour it into the test tubes.
I found these great pinwheels at Michael’s craft store for $1.99 a packet. On the back of the pinwheel is a plastic clip, so it was easy to slide the wood pick out and pop a straw in.
These do actually spin in the wind when you are outside, so if you are entertaining in the backyard this makes these drinks even more fun.
Make a test tube holder
This project has been on my to-do list for a couple of years. It just takes me a little time to get around to doing the projects I have in mind sometimes.
Those of you with kids probably remember the Melissa & Doug Pound-A-Peg toy. My kids loved that toy, but so did the dog, who thought the pegs were his own personal chew toys. When we moved a few years ago I threw the pegs away, but couldn’t bring myself to part with the stand. I knew I’d find a way to repurpose it eventually.
It wasn’t long before I discovered that the holes were the perfect size for holding test tube drinks for parties.
After sanding it, adding a few coats of white spray paint, and a spray finish over the top it was ready.
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