Drink: DIY Ecto-Cooler

I have vivid childhood memories of sipping on Hi-C Ecto-Cooler juice boxes and tossing back Capri Suns. With our 90s week coming to an end, I thought I’d combine the look and flavors of my favorite 90’s bevvy to create one ultimate thirst-quenching throwback drink mash-up! With a touch of Halloween green, too! 😉

DIY Ecto-Cooler with a cute dress-up ghost sticker printable! Perfect for a kids Halloween party!

That’s not all though, you an add your own Ecto-Cooler flair with our ghost dress-up printable! It includes a full set of more-sweet-than-spooky emoji ghosties, plus accessories you can use to dress-up and costume your ghosts. We made printed ours as stickers and colored them with markers, but you can also make puppets, add them to a cardboard haunted house, or even make a set of DIY temporary tattoos!

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To make DIY Ecto-Cooler you’ll need:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 scant tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup grapefruit or orange juice
  • 2-4 cups water
  • 1-2 drops of food coloring (depending on the juices you included, you may need green, yellow, or even a drop of blue food coloring)
  • Add sugar to taste (we didn’t add any!)

OPTIONAL:

DIY Ecto-Cooler Instructions:

Download and print our costume-a-ghost printable sheet, print onto sticker paper, then cut out your stickers. These cute little ghosties can be colored-in and dressed up using the accessories on the sheet!

DIY Ecto-Cooler with a cute dress-up ghost sticker printable! Perfect for a kids Halloween party!

To make the Echo-Cooler juice: Combine the pineapple, orange, and lemon juices into a 1-gallon container. Pour in water and add sugar (if desired) to taste. Stir until dissolved. Add juiced spinach or a few drops of green and yellow food coloring. Stir and add more color as desired. Add tons of ice, pour into drink pouches or glasses, and enjoy!

DIY Ecto-Cooler with a cute dress-up ghost sticker printable! Perfect for a kids Halloween party!

This easy little drink mix is a great opportunity to get kids involved in the kitchen (and sneak in a little pouring practice)!

DIY dress-up ghost sticker printable! Perfect for a kids Halloween party

Looking for a fun snack to pair these with? This classic throwback drink calls for the perfect companion childhood treat – mini vanilla wafer hamburger treats (wait until you see how utterly adorable they are!).

DIY Ecto-Cooler with a cute dress-up ghost sticker printable! Perfect for a kids Halloween party!

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Amanda E.
With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help kids and families discover their creative potential through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. Amanda has a background in graphic design, environmental design, and art curation. When not playing with ideas and designs for barley & birch, she enjoys working in freelance design, art, and illustration.

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