These are really good. Been using them for 3/4 years.
There is a weak point at the bottom of the tube which will tear if the kids try to force the ice up the sleeve. So just run it under the cold tap until the ice is free from the silicone.
I like silicone very much for spatulas and stuff like that , but end of use repurposing or recycling options are currently limited, although ( from my limited research ) it seems to be less of a problem in the environment than plastic. If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know
I'm looking at getting some for my kids, but I'm trying to figure out which ones. My daughter (1.5 years old) loves having a popicle stick to hold. I don't know how well she'd do without one. I'm wondering if I could cut a slit in the cap (one of the types with the removable cap) and slide a popsicle stick in. Then, when she wants one, I just slide the popsicle out and take the lid off the stick? Do you think the popsicle would come out easily? I see quite a few different type of silicone popsicle molds that allow for popsicle sticks, but they either (A) are WAY too big, or (B) have plastic sticks.
They do slide out if you let them defrost for a few minutes. I think that would work well. We don't do removable lids because we would loose them. Though, the width is such you could probably use a lid to some juice or milk jug and put a hole in that, as long as you stand them so they don't spill. We got wild colors because the kids like choosing their favorite.