While some may want to hold onto summer as long as possible, others are counting down the days until the kiddos go back to school. Either way, you’ll love this fun idea for making a lunch box note and treat holder.
This simple DIY Lunch Note Holder is a great way to up-cycle an Altoids tin, plus it can be used as a treat holder or lunch money container in addition to a sweet note from Mom! It’s easy to make and your kids will love their surprise when school begins!
- Altoids Tin
- Chalkboard Spray Paint
- Chalk – although I highly recommend this Chalk Ink because the colors are so vibrant!
- a treat your child will love
How to Make a Lunch Box Note & Treat Holder:
Empty out your Altoids tin and spray paint it with chalkboard spray paint. You may need two coats.
Let it fully dry, and then experiment with the chalk. The Chalk Ink is seriously like ink and I highly recommend it for this project over regular chalk! It washes off, but it looks more like marker than chalk, and shows up great on the chalkboard paint. It also does not rub off easily – so overall it’s less messy than normal chalk.
Pick out your own fun and loving messages for your kids to read while they are at school. Or you aren’t packing their lunch, you could even write on what’s on the school menu so they know what to buy – and put their lunch money inside their lunch box note holder (if you even still give cash to the kids – I know most schools have cards or accounts now.)
I call my kids “my little nuggets.” So I thought it was appropriate to give my daughter a little Hershey’s nugget of chocolate as a reminder at lunch time, that mom loves her.
I also really like how this lunch box note & treat holder is reusable and practical. I no longer will have to go through numerous sticky notes during the school year, that just get thrown away after lunch. My daughter saw the finished product, and she suggested that we “play school” this summer so that I can pack her a lunch now. Can’t say that I blame her. 😉
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