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July 4th Sprinkle Rimmed Beverage Glasses Craft

We are getting ready for a fun July 4th, and I wanted our sons to join in the fun, so we made some fun ice cream milk drinks in glasses rimmed with festive red, white and blue sprinkles. It’s really easy to do and make a delicious ice cream beverage even more enjoyable for kids.

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Create Sprinkle Rimmed Beverage Glasses

To make these fun Red, White, and Blue Sprinkle Rimmed Glasses for July 4th, you need:

1. Edible sprinkles in red, white and blue.
2. Karo syrup to rim the beverage glasses
3. A plate or bowl
4. Beverage glasses (as many as needed)

Create Sugar Rim Beverage Glass Sprinkles Craft

1. Gather everything together and add sprinkles to plate or bowl (mix sprinkles together for a rainbow of red, white and blue, or separate for various glasses with individual colors)
2. Rim glasses with karo syrup (it’s edible). I let it dry for about 5 minutes so it was tacky enough to hold the sprinkles without them sliding down.
3. Dip each glass into sprinkles and move around until rim is nicely covered. Set upright and let dry.

The sprinkles stay on very well (too well), so that when it’s times to remove them, you’ll have to turn them upside down to soak a bit and dissolve the sprinkles. Pop the glasses into the dishwasher with a Finish Quantum Power & Free® pod to get the karo syrup off and leave you with sparkling glasses.

Our summer days tend to filled with activities like finger painting, and our evenings making s’mores and other gooey, messy desserts. Anything covered in melted chocolate and marshmallows and sprinkles is bound to be a challenge to clean up, so I just pop all those dishes, craft cups, and more into the dishwasher, load it with a Finish Quantum Power & Free® pod and a squirt of Jet Dry Power & Free®, and hit start. Then I go spend more time with family, instead of scrubbing sprinkles off our drinking glasses.

It’s been a great summer so far and I love that I can just be with my family, and pass these summer nights together, instead of in the kitchen cleaning!

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  • Lisa Brown

    during the summer, i make many peach cobblers and the baking dish is always a challenge to clean.

  • heather s

    We make cherry pies with ice cream on top and it is alot to clean up

  • Jessie C.

    Finish Power & Free can help you with messy muffins, we bake a lot for summer parties, and it is always painful to clean those pans.

  • Conor S.

    We make ice cream cakes… super messy but tasty!

  • ML Nibe

    We harvest a lot of eggplant from the garden. It leaves purple stains on the white cutting board. There is a job for Finish!

  • Natalie Yarbrough

    My messiest summer treat has to be ice cream! It melts all over the place in hot weather!

  • sherry barnes


  • Irene Menge

    I make a lot of salads with mayonnaise in the summer – potato salad, cole slaw, macaroni salad, etc. and those dishes are a little messy to clean. But the worst is the beet salad. Purple stains are NOT cool!

  • Robert Tschinkel

    ice cream parfaits mad with Vanilla bean ice cream, alternate with raspberries, and blueberries, top with whipped cream, simple and fun for the 4th

  • Cathleen Mingolello

    Home made ice cream. It usually ends up everywhere. Counters, pans, kids, husband, hands, feet, so messy but so fun.

  • tracey byram

    Making string baskets for Easter was truly a messy but fun craft.

  • Amy Orvin

    ice cream melting

  • Docia Vagnerini

    I love summer berries of all kinds and make lots of different desserts,jams etc. which makes for some real stains that need something strong enough to clean the mess up

  • Patricia

    I never would have thought of that………………

  • Mil Fenske


  • Stephanie Phelps

    In the summer we love to make warm dirt pudding and rice krispie treat! So good but so messy! 🙂

  • melony osterhoudt


  • Nancy Zirbel

    Blueberry Pie, stains your fingers!

  • Charles Zirbel

    Make Chocolate Smores, messier inside than outside!

  • Helen Keeler

    That would be banana splits at our family BBQ. This is lots of fun buy very messy.

  • Paula Banyai

    make apple slices in the summer the pan is always hard to clean but the final product is delicious

  • Sara S

    Summertime means lots of fresh fruit to make desserts with… baking tends to be rough to clean up, but it’s worth the sweet treats!

  • james doyl

    Well, first off I’m a 24 year old male. And, to be honest I really really suck at cooking! As far as messiest thing that I have cooked, was probably when I heated up some soup in the microwave and it exploded! lol

  • I had sticky buns in the oven and went to the computer in the other room to read e-mail. They burned and it was a tough clean up!

  • Mary Songer

    I love to do hot wings and I use my convection microwave. Cooking the wings on a rack makes them delicious but leaves the rack with baked on grease. Very hard to clean and I’m going to try using Finish.

  • Tiffany Whittington

    making candy lollipops can get very sticky

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    The extra cheese on a grilled cheese sandwich was baked onto a pan and was very hard to remove.

  • Pat Shearin

    Love the tutorial on how to make it.

  • kate burton

    I love making fruit crisps but cleaning the pans is almost impossible.

  • Russell Moore

    The messiest thing I have made lately was an upside down apple pie where the caramel got a little out of control.

  • amber johnson

    one of my messiest snacks would be making cheesecake. I always over mix and make a mess. Use tons of dishes to make this since everything is homemade, even the topping.

  • Michelle S

    I can make all kinds of sticky messes throughout the year! The absolute worst is lasagna, though!

  • JE

    making homemade caramel apples using a fondue pot

  • Sharon Kaminski

    I make the most mess when frosting cupcakes. My hands, the counter and the bowl are all a mess.

  • Audra O'Hara

    One of the messiest things I cook is sweet potato casserole. It’s got a lot of butter and sugar and it always bubbles out the top and makes that caramelized crust that’s hard to get off around the edges.

  • John Patterson

    home made cake icing, the intense coloring and shortening are difficult to remove

  • Ann Mountain

    I made a berry pie once and overfilled the pie plate. It, of course, boiled over. It took forever to clean my oven let alone get the burnt smell out of my kitchen.

  • Virginia

    Microwave s’mores. Always a mess!

  • pat s

    We just got our first batch of peaches off our new peach tree, so I decided to make two batches of peach cobbler.
    What a mess! It turns out sugary and gooey and overflowed in the oven! But it sure did taste good with vanilla ice cream on it! Then, once all the treats are gone, I let the dogs lick the pan before I put it in the dishwasher of course. The floor became a sticky and gooey too and I had to steam the floors today!

  • debbie hodgdon


  • Robin M

    We always make those roll-in-the-sprinkles ice cream cones. There is melted ice cream goo and multicolored sprinkles from one end of the kitchen to the other!

  • Kenneth Ostrer

    By far the messiest thing I make is bbq spareribs. No matter whether I use foil on the bottom of the pan or not, it’s still a bloody mess. I have the let the pan soak in the sink all night and hope for the best. It can be a real challenge to clean that bad boy. Of course, that would never stop me from making my world-famous spareribs 🙂 but I have a feeling the Finish Power & Free could do a really great job of getting that pan sparkling clean. I might even eat a few ribs while the pan is getting cleaned 🙂 Ok, no might about it!

  • jose benavides

    I put some lamb ribs and they released a lot of lard and it went all over the oven and it burnt on .

  • Theresa Jenkins

    homemade baked beans and mac and cheese are 2 of my messiest…with our 5 grandkids here daily we are doing some kind of homemade snake about every other!!!!!

  • Danielle Johnson

    We love to make fried potatoes for sides and they always get burned,lol, hate to clean those pans.

  • sherry barnes

    fruit salads

  • Charlotte Padgett

    I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

  • Linda Hildebrand

    When making pie crust, the dough gets everywhere. I need Finish to clean up the mess

  • Kelly D

    Ice Cream Sundaes are our messiest summer treat.

  • Mari

    Our messiest summer treat is ribs. They’re delicious, but the clean up afterwards is a challenge.

  • Cathleen Mingolello

    Homemade frozen pops. They are messy to mix and when the kids let them melt, they end up everywhere. There is nothing better though, worth the mess.

  • Darlene Carbajal

    My favorite messiest summer treats are Rice Krispies Treats!

  • Rimanda Goodwin

    trying to open a package of ketchup I squeezed it too hard it went all over my face cloths I ran to the bathroom of shame!!

  • Andrew Brown

    Ice cream.

  • sandra

    I let the kids go at a cardboard house with paints unsupervised. poor decision!

  • Rita Leonard

    Bread is always messy to make with the flour and the kneading making a sticky mess on the countertop

  • Valerie Pillans

    Burnt bean dip on stoneware. ewwww

  • Richard Pillans

    white glue decoupage mixed in a pie plate

  • Andrew Pillans

    I’ve kept night crawlers in a container in the refrigerator for fishing. Mom is so proud.

  • Kevin Beard

    I made burgers on the grill and decided to cook the bacon on there too. Had a nice little grease fire going.

  • Pat Shearin

    Love the edible sprinkles

  • Meghan Malicoat

    I’m not the best cook so almost everything I make is messy. I burn things a lot so I am always left soaking and scrubbing.

  • latanya

    Our messiest is making biscuits from scratch

  • al

    Posicles on one of those hot days when you can’t eat it fast enough to stop it from melting.

  • Diane Hamel

    Awesome–much needed prize

  • Nicole Mecham

    Our messiest craft is finger painting! The kids have loved it for years – and I have to admit that I love it as well and I am an adult. 😀 It is a mess, but definitely makes for summer fun.

  • sherry barnes


  • cjjmesser

    I love making no bake preacher cookies and rice krispie treats. They both leave a big mess on my dishes that I could use Finish Power & Free to clean!

  • Chelsey

    My messiest summer craft activity is making scrapbooks! I always have a mess in my living room and kitchen when I’m working on my scrapbooks to save memories.

  • clarissa

    letting my children decorate sugar cookies…our messiest craft. Sprinkles and frosting totally covers our dining room

  • Valerie Pillans

    Burnt bean dip on stoneware.

  • Kelly Beck

    Making my bbq spareribs is THE biggest mess and cleanup but SOOO worth it!

  • Cathleen Mingolello

    Homemade chocolate finger paints. WE use food coloring. This is my daughters favorite thing to do, such a mess, but fun and completely edible.

  • Lauren E.

    Our messiest summer treat is home made ice cream.

  • Irene Menge

    Hungarian Chicken Paprikash is probably the messiest thing I make. And when I forget to rinse out the skillet after pouring the sauce over the chicken in the serving bowl and foolishly leave the skillet on the still-hot (but turned off) burner, there’s a really cooked on mess.

  • Rimanda Goodwin

    while eating bbq chicken trying to be such a lady at a dinner party I thought I did pretty good for myself walking around talking then I glance in the mirror I had a big spot of bbq sauce on my face like why no one said anything I as my husband he said I don’t see anything I said put your glasses on……..what can I say..but lol about it

  • Kenneth Winter

    thanks for this great contest!

  • Pat Shearin

    The beverage glasses are so pretty

  • Cindy A.

    BBQ Ribs! I love to eat them, but I hate cleaning up the mess.

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    Bar b que

  • Irene Menge

    There is not much messier than the bowls and pots I use when making caramel candy.

  • sherry barnes

    making photo albums

  • Valerie Pillans

    The coffee pot blew up!

  • Cathleen Mingolello

    Donuts, they are a mess, but soooo worth it.

  • Cynthia

    I would say Popsicles is the messiest thing for us, because I have little kids and it takes them awhile to eat it and it gets all over the place.

  • cathy moore

    Finish Power and Free could help me with our messy summer treats of ice cream and popsicles! IT would be great for that!

  • Pat Shearin

    These are so easy to make

  • Kenneth B. Adams


  • Melanie Johnson

    the grill basket that you use for burgers or fish – dishwasher cleans it great.

  • Irene Menge

    Making blueberry pie from the blueberries we pick in the woods can be messy. That blueberry juice stains nearly everything.

  • Cathleen Mingolello

    Homemade ice cream and a topping bar, what a delicious mess!

  • Bruce Vrana

    Peach pie

  • Renski

    Ribs – oh, so messy and oh, so good.

  • Amber Richardson

    Thank you very much!

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    baked beans

  • Kevin Williamsen

    Thanks!! Looks awesome!

  • The messiest summer treat we’ve had (so far) is Smores.

  • Valerie Pillans

    My ice cream cake fell on the floor 🙁

  • rachel

    Homemade ice cream sandwiches — sprinkles and ice cream everywhere!

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    Canning vegetables especially cream corn.

  • We do a homemade frozen custard pops made out of fresh pureed fruits (usually berries during the summer) and yogurt, or we do a raw egg chocolate custard and freeze it. Gosh the mess when my darlings eat it, and the clean up of the dishes/utensils when we are done making them is a hot mess!

  • Natalie U

    My messiest summer treat is vegetarian lasagna….with all the gooey cheese, it’s hard to clean!
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  • Laura

    Our blackberry cobbler ALWAYS makes such a huge mess! Any time we work with berries, we know we’re going to have some heavy staining.

  • Valerie Pillans

    Burnt bean dip

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    baked fish

  • rondah

    My messiest summer treat is watermelon balls

  • Valerie Pillans

    Turkey pot pie pans

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    Bacon wrapped shrimp

  • Sandra Gray

    The messiest summer treat is dripping ice cream. We couldn’t live without it though. The next is watermelon..a definite wet, sticky mess.

  • Valerie Pillans

    teenager tried to melt chocolate in a pot

  • Susan Stickney

    Nothing is messier than making cut-out sugar cookies. We made red, white, and blue cut out stars on July 4th and I’m still cleaning up red, white, and blue sugar!

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    Overdone baked beans

  • nannypanpan

    our messiest summer treat is when we make homemade snow cones..the syrup dyes anything it drops on

  • Valerie Pillans

    dried Chinese food found in my sons room

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    Homemade bean dip

  • The blueberry pie!

  • Valerie Pillans

    refrigerator bins

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    Baked on cream corn

  • Valerie Pillans

    peanut butter in a doggy toy!

  • Jacob

    This is going to sound silly, but my boy likes to make movies with his friends and so we had a big dish mess with karo syrub and food coloring to make fake blood and sugar water to make fake glass. Really could have used that Finish!

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    Burned on mac and cheese

  • Valerie Pillans

    Blueberry pie. thanks hubby 🙂

  • Isabella Taul

    For some reason, messiest meal is pancakes. I’ve been making a lot of delicious fruit filled pancakes and the bowls are surprisingly hard to clean! Have a great summer!

  • Michael W Perkins


  • Kenneth B. Adams

    pecan pie filling that bubbled out and burned on the pan

  • I’d have to say cheesy potatoes! They’re always on our summer menu, and the pan is ridiculous to clean after! I actually started buying throw away pans just so I didn’t have to clean them. I’d love to give Finish a try and see if I can start using my real pans again!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  • Daniel Thornton

    I cant think of anything that I do that is messy.

  • Taryn T.

    I plan on having a Mad Science Day with my kids, ending with a Mentos Explosion. I am sure I will need Finish to help me with that clean up!

  • brenda boone

    spaghetti sauce on carpet

  • Roy F.

    The messiest summer treat that Finish Power & Free can help me with is making fudge brownies.

  • Lorena Keech

    My scrambled eggs are always a mess to clean up.

  • Natalie yeoman

    Ah I made cake balls a few weeks ago it was a very very big mess

  • Nicole Mecham

    Sugar cookies are always a huge mess because we have the kids help decorate and then frosting gets EVERYWHERE.

  • Sarah Cool

    Campfire smores are by far the messiest summer treat!

  • stacy

    Fruit pies! Cherry pie, blueberry pie, strawberry pie, they all stain!

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    Anything with blueberries!!!

  • Melissa Thomson

    Blueberry pancake batter

  • Angela Cash

    My messiest Summer treat is baked ziti.

  • harford howell

    omg.. mango delight smoothies… the only problem with mangos is that they stain clothes , but they taste soo good that it’s almost worth the hassle…lol

  • Cheryl B.

    Burnt on BBQ’s ribs sauce…so hard to clean that mess up..

  • Jessica Padilla

    Baked cherry pie!!

  • Kelley Roach

    Sugar cookies are always a huge mess because we have the kids help decorate and then frosting gets EVERYWHERE

  • My messiest summer treat is the smores I make in the microwave. Always wind up melting more than I bargained for. But my real mess is putting peeps in the microwave and watching them dance for my kids. Great mess but what fun.

  • Veronica V

    Pineapple upside down cake because of the coconut.

  • heather c

    We made a quesadilla with goat cheese and figs (and a few other things), and the insides just went everywhere! Crazy messy!

  • Kathryn C

    making coleslaw from scratch, that- to date, is still the messiest thing I prepare

    Kathryn C

  • Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    I’d have to say ice cream is our messiest Summertime treat!

  • liz l

    Messiest is smores!!!

  • e michelle

    we love making fudge but its a terrible clean up! this would help a bunch!

  • Kenneth B. Adams

    stuffed peppers with too much cheese

  • Brandi B

    Watermelon is our messiest summertime treat. No matter what, the kids get the juice everywhere!

  • Bridgett Wilbur

    I would have to say making velvetta chili dip in the microwave and the clean up when it cools and sticks to the dish and if it over flows in the microwave. My husband and the kids make a mess making this all the time .

  • Lorina Padgett

    My hand mixer always needs special attention.

  • Brownies! 🙂

  • janetfaye

    Finish Power & Free can help me clean up when I make Chicken Enchiladas.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Natalie F

    Messiest summer treat? Probably homemade Popsicles. The cutting and squishing fruit gets messy.