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Upcycled Snack Boxes from Gift Bags!

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Hi friends! Has school started back for your kiddos yet? We have about one more week left and my oldest daughter will start the 3rd grade. My younger two start preschool after the Labor Day weekend, which is quickly approaching. I just can’t believe it! This week I am focused on getting everything ready for them, including after school snacks.

snack boxes made from gift bags

The kiddos are almost always hungry after I pick them up from school, so I have to make sure there are a lot of options for them! Sometimes I like to fun little things to make things fun for the kiddos, so for their back to school snacks coming up, I made these fun snack boxes from old gift bags!

scotch tape at walmart

The first thing I did for this fun and easy project is to buy lots of Scotch® tape!


I found them at Walmart, in the stationary section!

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I needed a dispenser for my office, so I purchased a Scotch® Magic™ Tape Desktop Dispenser with a roll inside. It’s super inexpensive and will be right where I need it at all times. No more losing rolls of tape. My kiddos love to carry them off for their own little projects so I can never seem to find any. Not anymore! 🙂

snack boxes gift bags

These upcycled snack boxes were super simple to make! Let me quickly show you how and you can do this if you have any extra gift bags laying around!

how to make snack boxes with a gift bag

cut the widest sides of the bags off of the gift bag. Fold them longways into thirds, turn them, then fold them the opposite way into thirds as well. cut slits into the sides, tuck the sides into the middle section and secure with Scotch® tape. repeat on both sides.

after school snacks

These little snack boxes are the perfect size for the kiddos to have their snacks in and can be used again if you line them with paper towels or don’t have too greasy or gooey of a snack in them!

snack box diy

I made them all different sizes, and this one was perfect for cups of fruit and some spoons!

graham cracker snack

I took some graham crackers and sandwiched them with some whipped peanut butter chocolate spread. If you have fresh strawberries or bananas, slice them up and add them inside as well. Yum!

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I love the idea of repurposing gift bags for these fun and easy snack boxes! I always have a ton of gift bags so it’s nice to use some for a fun craft project that you can involve the kids with!

What would you do with some gift bags and Scotch® tape? Let me know in the comments below!

Hey! Meet Vanessa

A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!


A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

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  1. Snacks are always exciting and would be even more so in these fun little boxes! ~ Client

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