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Make Your Very Own Life Preserver Donuts

Posted by  ·  July 3, 2015  ·  Last Updated: June 3, 2016

Make Life Preserver Donuts and thrill your kids this summer. This clever and  fun kids activity is so easy kids can even make them on their own.  If you are looking for more boredom busting ideas check out all our summer crafts and activities ideas that will kids active and entertained this summer! I have gathered the best craft bloggers to share  fun kids crafts! Gather some kids and make these fruit and yogurt popsicles or try creating this squirt bottle tie dye tutorial. Be sure to keep checking back and you will find fun creative ideas that inspire and encourage imaginative play this summer!

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It’s that time of year when we can’t get enough of the pool at my house. We are swimming all day, but sometimes we swim in the morning, too– and that means we need a pool themed breakfast!

life preserver donuts

I am totally loving these life preserver donuts. Aren’t they totally adorable? They’re super easy to make since they use pre-packaged donuts, too. I usually let the kids make them all on their own.

What You Need To Make Life Preserver Donuts:

  • Hostess Mini Powdered Donuts
  • Wilton Red Decorating Gel

How To Make Life Preserver Donuts:

  1. Remove donuts from package and lay onto parchment paper or a paper towel.inprocess1
  2. Firmly press on the  red decorating gel tube and draw a line of red decorating gel across the donut. You want to make an X but leave the middle of the donut open. Don’t apply gel to the middle of the donut.inprocess2
  3. Allow the gel to dry before placing into a container or bag.inprocess3
  4. Serve and Enjoy!Final 3.2


And, if you’re going for a whole nautical themed party, I love these lifesaver necklaces!


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  1. Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
    I'm so making these for my son's shark themed party! Have u tried making the stripes with red melted chocolate? If so, how did it turn out?
    • Cindy
      Sunday, June 19th, 2016
      Cait, I haven't tried that. If you do try please let us know how it goes!