When Andrew started school, I was really excited about getting to bring snacks for his class. I couldn’t wait for his first classroom party — what would I bring for Halloween? Christmas? Valentine’s Day? Ah! So many possibilities. I’ve looked forward to being the crafty mom for a while now, so when I learned that this week it would be Andrew’s turn to bring the “Special Snack” for his class, I was thrilled.
Until I read the instructions. All items had to be in store-bought containers. No peanut butter. No homemade treats.
I understand the need to keep things that could cause allergic reactions out of the hands of little ones, but I still wanted to do something fun. So I came up with these Fruity-licious Treats. They are so easy to make, and since they are all packaged, it made it easy for my little man to help his teacher hand them out to his classmates.
Here’s what you need to make your own:
Fruit Cocktail Cups
Patterned Washi Tape
Clear Treat Bags
Small Bottles of Water
Individually-Packaged Fruit Snacks
Water Bottle Labels
Fruit Cup Labels
Start by adding a strip of washi tape to the bottom of each spoon. This just adds a bit of fun to them! Then, remove the product labels from the water bottles and apply the Fruity-licious Treat labels using the double-sided tape. Also apply the Fruit Cup labels to the top of the fruit cocktail cups.
In each treat bag, add one fruit cocktail cup, a spoon, a bottle of water and a package of fruit snacks. Tie a half-knot at the top of the bag using the curling ribbon, then add a sticker to hold it in place. This will make it easier for the children to remove the ribbon — they just have to pull the sticker off and the ribbon will come with it! Curl the edges of the ribbon and you’re all done!
We have to bring a Special Snack for the class about once a month — any ideas on what my next snack should be? It will likely be sometime in October, so I’m thinking something Halloween-ish. Would love to hear your thoughts on how you overcome the store-bought snack mandate!