Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Travel Treat Boxes

My awesome neighbor and friend showed me her idea for giving her kids treats when they traveled. I thought it was an incredible idea, so I copied it for my kids. They are made out of Bead Organizer Containers. I put their names on the front in vinyl, and then you fill each container with a little treat. When we go on trips and vacations, they get to be responsible for their own treat bucket. They can eat it as fast or as slow as they want, but it never refills during the trip :-)











39 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea. I love the little compartments. Perfect for snack! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great idea! I found this on pinterest and I'm thanking you ahead for saving our upcoming trip!

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  3. What an awesome idea! Found this on Pinterest!

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  4. Going on a 12 hour car ride next month, definitely going to do this!! Thanks for the idea!!

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  5. Saw this on pinterest, as well. Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing! I am having a pinterest love party on my blog 4/18 and I want to link up your blog to my post! :) Hope you have a great day! Erin

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  7. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Saw this on Pinterest as well and think it is a great idea. We do a lot of road trips during the summer and this would be a great grab and go thing for our 8 year old. I have several of these boxes laying around I am heading to the kitchen to fill up and stack on the snack shelf. that way when we head for the car and a road trip he can grab one and snacks for him are right at his finger tips. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. Charlotte

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  9. OK, clueless here. What is "Bead Organizer Containers" and where does one get them. I love this idea and we are going on a trip for Easter. Must pull this together! Thanks for you help, in advance.

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    1. A fishing tackle box is the same thing.

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    2. I was thinking the same thing.

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  10. Great idea! Saw it on pinterest too and just pinned it to mine. Hope you don't mind that I shared and told them to come visit your blog!
    Have a GREAT day!
    Oh and Deb...you can generally find the Bead Organizer containers at Michael's in the Jewlery making section...(or your craft store)

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  11. Can you tell me what size this is or what company makes it? ... I looked at my walmart for these organizers, but they had tiny little compartments that would not fit anything but beads. Any additional info would appreciated!

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  12. Does anyone know if these are BPA Free?

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  13. where did you get the stickers? Thanks!!

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  14. This is a great idea! My only concern is putting food not individually packaged into the spaces. I doubt that these organizers are made of food-grade plastic. But simply putting snacks in a snack bag should take care of that.

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    1. you could always wrap the snacks in foil or cling film before putting them in the box!

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  15. LOVE THIS! We drive a small SUV, and on long trips to see grandparents, my kids like to eat non-stop, but there's not a whole lot of room for a huge bag of snacks. I'll find some slightly larger containers, as we have a 12-13 hour drive on those trips, but this is an awesome solution to "no room and non-stop eating."

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  16. Saw this on pinterest! What a WONDERFUL idea! My toddler has this uncanny ability to suddenly be starving the moment his bottom touches the car seat...this should help him keep his snacks to an acceptable amount!

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  17. I put this together for in my car for my kids - thank you for the great idea.

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  18. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this, will hopefully make one of these soon!

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  19. Hello- I'm writing an article on road trips and REALLy wanted to use your picture of the treat boxes, with your permission. I could include a link back to your blog, if you'd like, and put your name as the photographer. Please let me know ASAP. Thanks! kanikkee@aol.com - Nicole Pollard ksl.com

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  20. Where the heck did you find the bead organizers with such large compartments?

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  21. Definitely going to use this on our upcoming 14 hour road trip this summer. My 12 and 15 year old will love filling these with their favorite snack.

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  22. Found these containers at Walmart for $2 ~ in the craft/bead section =)

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  23. Saw this on Pinterest, thanks for the idea.

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  24. I just think my boy would dump this entire thing out. Need something spill proof. I typically just load different snacks in zip locks and past it to the kids at certain intervals.

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  25. Love this idea. I included a link to your idea/ blog in one of my posts (http://neatenyournest.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/compartmentalize/).

    So excited about this! Thanks!
    ~Erin
    Neaten Your Nest

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  26. I saw this so I got 2 containers from Target. Unfortunately when I got home I noticed a sticker that said they were not food safe. :(

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  27. Oh wow--I have been neglecting my blog. I guess I really didn't think anyone ever saw this or even knew about it. I finally got on pinterest and was scrolling through the kids section when I saw my post! How awesome was that...well to answer a few questions, yes anyone can share my ideas...just link it back to me :-)

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  28. These boxes are so cute i would like to give it to my friends and i have one gift for every Muslim which is Cheap Umrah Packages from all over the world.

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  29. For the people who had trouble finding food safe containers. You could still use the containers, but use little zip lock type bags to put the snacks in...I did this for my dad. It was easier for his big fingers to just grab a bag out and have a little treat.

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  30. Just shared, super cute idea!!

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  31. if you look on the bottom of the container at the recycle triangle if it is food grade it will be 1,2,4,5. thats how you know if it is food safe.

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  32. I'm curious how you made the writing on the top. I think I saw it was vinyl lettering. Where can I find this.

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  33. We're stationed outside of the US and travel internationally at least twice a year. We're pretty seasoned when it comes to travelling (plane, bus, train, etc.) with infants-4 year olds and this looks fantastic. I will definitely be picking up some boxes this summer (got to share with friends). I like the decals, what were the dimensions you used. Was it a local purchase or did you use Etsy?

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    1. It is vinyl lettering, I cut myself. You can cut out vinyl with a variety of machines...cricut, silhouette, etc. You can always email me and I can cut them for you...but most likely there is someone in your neighborhood that has a way to cut vinyl these days :-)

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  34. Love this idea - thanks for linking me over to it!

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