This is probably one of those tips that everyone but me already knew. Like, "Hey! Did you know that Band Aids are great for covering up cuts?"
Nonetheless, I have finally figured out a super simple way to open popsicles. I mean the kind that come in the sealed plastic tube, like these:
Those are the only ones we ever have at our house. I like them because a)they are cheap, and b)since they are in a plastic wrapper, there are fewer drips to deal with.
They are cumbersome to open, though.
Before I happened upon this tip, I used to cut each popsicle open with the kitchen scissors. Only after finding the kitchen scissors, though. "Where are the kitchen scissors? Who took them? Y'all know you are not supposed to take those out of the kitchen!" (Never mind that we have something like 16 pairs of school scissors.)
Now I use the trick that I saw my 6 year old employing. I grab 'em with both hands and snap them in half.
No more bothering with the scissors and the little sticky ends that have been snipped off.
Plus, I get to take out my aggresions over never knowing where those kitchen scissors are in a perfectly healthy fashion.
That sure Works For Me!
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