Then . . . STRAWBERRY-JUICE WATER PISTOLS.
-(one of the buttons in Wonka’s glass elevator), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
Strawberries. Fingertips stained, lips beestung in colour.
Jumping over water sprinklers, posed, waiting for the next strike. Rolling, crouching, waiting to launch yourself at your opponent (most likely your unsuspecting brother or sister), armed with water bombs or water pistols.
It’s like the epitome of summer.
Toss them together and you’ve got uber coolness- a strawberry juice water pistol.
Use a juicer if possible as it’ll remove the tiny seeds from the strawberry. The seeds will jam a small water pistol.
No juicer? Go with a sugar syrup and strawberry flavouring. You’ll get a sticky mess either way.
punnet of strawberries
Wash a punnet of strawberries, and chop off the green tops.
Push through a juicer on low, and pour into a water pistol (wash before use).
1 cup water
1.5 cups white sugar
red food dye
Boil 1 cup water and stir in 1.5 cups white sugar until dissolved. Place in a few drops of strawberry essence and a drop of red essence (two if you want it stronger in colour). Stir and set aside to cool before filling water pistols.
*Note: Don’t wear white clothing unless you want it stained!!