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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Roadtrip Ready: Map Covered Cookie Tube

On Tuesday, I share a fun roadtrip snack idea for your kiddos...but us parents need some good roadtrip snacks too! My favorite snack to have on a roadtrip is homemade cookies. The only problem with homemade cookies is that sometimes they are kind of delicate and sticking them in a ziploc bag for a long roadtrip pretty much guarantees that you will end up with crumbly, broken cookies before you get to your final destination. But there is a simple and really cheap solution: a cookie tube!
Start out with a Pringles tube {or three depending on how many cookies you plan on making}. My boys were SUPER excited to see these in the grocery bags, because Pringles are a treat they don't get often...only when I need the tube for a craft project:) After all the chips are gone, clean out the tube with a wet napkin, and get ready to decorate.
 I decided to use a couple of old maps to go along with our roadtrip theme. You can use any kind of paper you would like...cute scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, or even the funnies would be cute. I had an old atlas that had seen better days that I pulled a few pages from, but those state maps that you get at the welcome centers would be perfect for this too.
Trim your map to the same height and circumference at your Pringles tube, then apply a good coat of spray adhesive to the back side. Stick the paper to the tube making sure to get out any air bubbles or wrinkles.
To seal the paper {and protect it from dirty cookie fingers}, coat it well with a layer of Mod Podge.
After the Mod Podge dries, load your tube up with homemade cookies and snap on the lid. Your yummy homemade cookies will stay in one piece for your whole trip inside this cute cookie tube...as long as you don't eat them all first:)
Come back tomorrow for two great homemade cookie recipes that would be perfect for any roadtrip... especially if they are inside on of these cute Map Covered Cookie Tubes!

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staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I'm loving this series!!!

Just shared this on my FB page :)

Richella Parham said...

Kelli, this is wonderful. Absolutely brilliant. And you know, this wouldn't be good only for roadtrips--think what a wonderful way this would be to present homemade cookies as a gift! Of course, your boys (like mine) would have to eat the Pringles first. Something tells me they wouldn't mind!!

Kmama said...

That is seriously genius!!

Angie said...

I love this idea! It is the best and cutest idea ever!!! thanks for sharing...I love this series!

Anonymous said...

This is so cute. Totally going to do this for our road trip to British Columbia in July.

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

I love this!

Anonymous said...

This is such a cute idea!

Jesseca said...

We are going camping in a few weeks, and this will be PERFECT! Thanks for sharing!

Six Sisters said...

What a darling idea! 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!


The Sisters

Claire said...

I just made two of these using scrapbook paper and thought I'd share that I had much better luck with a thicker piece of paper than a thinner one. I used Mod Podge to adhere it to the can because I don't have any spray adhesive. Then the Mod Podge over the top to seal it didn't work as well on the thinner paper either. But, I love this idea and can't wait to use our cookie tubes on upcoming summer trips!

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