Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Roadtrip Ready: Travel Snack Boxes


Welcome to day one of my new series Roadtrip Ready! I am so excited to share all of my fun roadtrip ideas, and few of my friends' great ideas as well. Today I am sharing a fun idea inspired by a project I saw on Pinterest. The idea behind these travel snack boxes is that each kid gets a box full of snacks at the beginning of the your trip. They get to eat the snacks any way they want...all at once or spread out through the day...but when it's gone, it's gone! It's a great idea, but I took it one step further by adding a fun chalkboard to the top. Now it's entertainment and snack in one!
I started with these divided boxes that I picked up at Ikea for about $4 each. You can find similar boxes at the hardware store or the craft store. 
I added a piece of chalkboard vinyl to the top of the boxes. I was careful not to cover up the places on top where the boxes stack on top of each other...that way they are easier to store when not in use.
Then I cut the boys' names out with  my Silhouette and added the names to the top of the boxes.
Henry got blue, Grant got green, but Eli ended up with yellow because I didn't have any orange vinyl. 
The great thing about these boxes is that you can fill them up with anything you want. That means they can be way more healthy {and a lot cheaper} than all those gas station snacks! I added a bottle of water and a yogurt in the large compartment. To keep things cool longer, you can freeze both of these. Then I filled up the boys' boxes with a variety of snacks: blueberries, carrots, almonds, Oreos, animal crackers, and pretzels. The possibilities are endless!
And when the kiddos start chanting "I'm bored" all you have to do is hand them a piece of chalk! That should keep them busy for about ten minutes a while:)
What kind of snacks do you like to take on roadtrips?

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14 comments:

Kmama said...

Those are super cute. What a great idea!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

That is a great idea! I love the chalkboards on top!

Nichol said...

Awesome idea! I'll definitely be doing this when we hit the road next time! Love the chalkboard idea.

Alicia said...

Wow!! Genius idea!!!!!!!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

This is a great idea!!!
I love the chalkboard on top too!

Kelly said...

Love the idea! Thanks so much!!

Miller Racing Family said...

Fabulous idea. This would work perfect for our race day adventures. Thanks for sharing!

Foursons said...

Great idea girly! I have one who would gobble the snacks right down and another one who would make them last and then rub it in his brother's face that he still has snacks left. Hahahaha

The chalkboards are just icing on the cake.

Liz {Learning To Juggle} said...

I LOVE this idea - this would be great for soccer/tball weekends as well.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a fun and creative idea!! Snacking and art...there's not much that's better than that.

Dee said...

That is such a great idea!!

Chrissy Taylor said...

Genius! I love this idea!

Six Sisters said...

You have so many great ideas! This is awesome! We would love for you to come share this at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/05/strut-your-stuff-saturday-link-party_11.html

Love,
The Sisters

Jess@Coxs Corner said...

This is an incredible idea! Thank you for sharing it!

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