We just got home from vacation. Long car trips are nice in a way. We get to see some of the beautiful countryside and talk. We listen to oldies music and eat junk food. On the trip home this time I thought of a cute idea for a snack container for kids!
My boys are adults and clearly don’t need anything like this now but when they were little, this would have been perfect! On our trip I bought a few containers of gum by Wrigley’s Eclipse. ($3.99) Each plastic container holds 2.9 ounces of gum and fits into a car cup holder. One side of the flip lid dispenses the gum a piece or two at a time. And the other side of the lid dispenses larger pieces or more gum. And the cap screws off completely! It makes a perfect snack container!
When we got home I tore off the plastic wrap and emptied the rest of the gum into a smaller container for my purse. I washed out the containers and filled them with the small size goldfish. Since I am going to the beach soon to see my great nieces, I figure I’ll need two. So now they each have one! (they are similar ages and what one has the other must have!)
I bought some stickers at Michael’s and I will let them decorate them when I get to the beach. (Meanwhile I put one cat sticker on each one along with their names.) This way each sweet girl can have her own little to-go snack container for the car or to take on the beach. They are small enough for little hands and can go anywhere! And they fit conveniently in the cup holder in the car next to their car seats. These containers will be perfect for goldfish, raisins, Cherrios, grapes, small crackers, etc. (I have more kitty stickers to take with me so the girls can really personalize them!)
Come to think of it, my husband and I like to eat trail mix on trips and this would be a much neater and easier way to eat it while driving or on a trip.
I love it when I am able to recycle AND repurpose something! Have a wonderful day, everyone!
*** The cat stickers seen here are by Stico and called Hipster Cats for $1.49 for a pack of 8. The alphabet stickers were by Recollections for a pack of 267 upper and lower case glitter letters were $4.99.