10 Kitchen Gadgets That Make Tasty Kid-Friendly Treats—All Under $30

When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.

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Pitcher with Ice Liner

A must-have for lemonade stands, this glass pitcher includes a plastic ice liner to keep your drinks chilled without watering them down. With 64 ounces of space and a plastic lid to reduce spills, your kids will be set to sell their lemonade all summer. ($18; houzz.com)

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Push-Up Pop Cones, Set of 6

Let your kids make their own twist on this ice cream truck classic with these push-up pop cones. Simply scoop ice cream, yogurt, sorbet, or your own blended mixture into these cones and freeze for later. Reusable and dishwasher-safe, this set of six cones can be used season after season. ($19; houzz.com)

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12-Cup Non-Stick Muffin Pan

Baking with kids is a great way to occupy a good chunk of the day, and they'll love having their very own fresh-out-of-the-oven blueberry muffin or chocolate cupcake to enjoy. With this non-stick, 12-cup pan, baking and clean up will be a piece of cake. Stock up now, and be ready to bake for birthday parties, picnics, and free afternoons this summer. ($14; houzz.com)

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Silicone Pastry and Decorating Set

When those cupcakes come out of the oven, let your kids have fun frosting them with this pastry bag and set of six different tips. With a variety of frosting styles to choose from, this pastry decorating set will have your child feeling like a professional baker! When it's time to clean up, simply throw the bag and tips in the dishwasher. ($15; houzz.com)

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Lime Green 12-Speed Blender

Stay cool this summer and let the kids get creative by blending smoothies at home with this lime green blender. With a non-slip base and plastic jar, this blender is perfect for whipping up smoothies with children. And for a kid-approved healthy snack, pour your smoothies into popsicle molds and save for later. ($30; houzz.com)

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Ice Cream Disher, Blue

Effortlessly scoop ice cream for smoothies, sundaes, or even homemade ice cream cakes with this blue ice cream scooper. With a trigger that unloads ice cream for a perfect scoop, this gadget is seriously kid-friendly. Bonus: This tool also makes for a handy melon baller if your kiddos love snacking on watermelon during those hot summer days. ($19; houzz.com)

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Popsicle Ice Cream Mold

Make your own popsicles with this eight-cup mold and have an easy-to-eat frozen treat on hand all summer long. Simply fill the molds with whatever you like—yogurt, fruit puree, or ice cream—and enjoy making a homemade frozen treat with your kids. Each mold includes a plastic handle that will make it easy for even the little ones to hold. ($14; houzz.com)

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Building Bricks and Mini-Figure Ice Cube Tray

These building block-themed ice cube trays are ideal for a birthday party or some afternoon fun in the kitchen. Let your kiddo get creative with these trays and use them as molds for jello, candy, or ice cubes. ($15; houzz.com)

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2-in-1 Fruit and Vegetable Cutter

Make eating fruits and veggies fun this summer with this safe and easy-to-use produce slicer. In one motion, your child can simply press down on this tool to create snack-ready slices of their favorite foods. With two interchangeable blades, you and your family can use this tool to make anything from apple pies to homemade fries. ($16; houzz.com)

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Dough Press Set

With all the fresh produce this time of year, baking fruit pies can be a great summer activity. This year, keep it simple and make kid-size hand pies with this dough press set. Simply cut the dough in a circle with the backside of the press, fill it with fruit, and fold your pie into the press for perfectly crimped edges. This set comes with five different presses so you can bake pies of all sizes! ($16; houzz.com)

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