But first a bite-size story:
I wanted a popsicle. I didn't have a popsicle mold. Necessity is the mother of invention. So I asked my mother if we had any small molds like a bunch of shot glasses that I could use to freeze small cubes of ice. She said "you mean like an ice cube tray"? "Um, yes, exactly like an ice cube tray" replied I. So a bit more scrounging and I had some bamboo shish kabob sticks and a piece of paper. And the rest is history.
***Update*** There is another version of this here. It uses aluminum foil instead of paper.
Let's get started...
Step 1: Materials
-Maybe some scissors
-1 ice cube tray
-several sticks, toothpicks would work but I used bamboo shish kabob cut into thirds
-1 sheet of paper appropriate to your ice cube tray (read on and this will make sense)
-a whole lotta love, neeeeerrrrr
Step 2: Prepare Sticks
Count the number of ice cubes your tray will make. Mine makes 16 cubes so I made 16 sticks.
Cut your sticks into about 3 inch lengths. Mine were about 9 inches long so I cut them approximately into thirds.
Step 3: Fold Paper into a box shape
Step 4: Poke Holes in the Box
Place your paper box along side your ice cube tray and poke holes that line up with the approximate middle of each ice cube.