A Cowboy's Life: DIY Reusable Snack Bag

DIY Reusable Snack Bag

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School is in full swing at our house and we are finally getting into a good routine. Of course we can’t start our day until we’ve had a hearty breakfast of Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches and I make sure we have after school snacks for my little guy. These sandwiches are packed with protein, delicious, satisfying and the perfect way to start your morning. Although he’s not in a pre-k program, we have him do school at home or when he goes to grandmas house. We pack his backpack with his school work and of course the essential snacks.
Each morning my son’s chore is to pack his snack for the day. He likes to choose his snack and talk about how he gets to eat it at the park each day. Like most parents with young children, we are constantly going through baggies because we have to snacks with us where ever we go. So to save me a little cash I decided to make reusable snack bags for Carson to use each day.
Supplies needed:
Fabric – I used scraps I already had
Sewing machine

To make the snack bags you need to:
  1. Cut 12”x7” rectangles on two pieces of fabrics.
  2. Face fabric right side facing and sew ¼” seams around the fabric, leaving a 2” opening along one of the sides.
  3. Turn your rectangle right-side out and sew the hole closed.
  4. Fold the fabric so that the inside is facing up. And fold the top of the fabric to make an envelope flap.
  5. Sew along the outside edges.
  6. Bam! Now you have a cute, reusable snack bag.
Good thing I stock up on plenty of snacks while shopping at Walmart because having a growing boy, he needs another snack in the afternoon. These items can be found in the freezer section. So after nap time, he likes to eat a State Fair® Corn Dog outside while watching the kids walk home from school. These corn dogs feature a signature honey-sweetened cornbread batter. This gives him enough fuel and energy to do a little reading or crafts before the school day is over.

How do you get your kids ready for school? Are your kids always hungry after a full day of learning?

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  1. those are adorable snack bags! I am horrible at sewing though!! Great job on the Cars bag!

  2. I love this idea! Seems easy and really would save movie and plastic!

  3. What a clever idea! With three kids in school in my house, we go through a lot of plastic bags each week making their lunches. I might have to drag out the sewing machine.

  4. This is such a great idea. We have something similar that came as part of a package when we bought the movie Epic on DVD, but this seems like it would be even better. My only question would be, do you handwash these or can they go in the washing machine?

  5. Such a cute idea! I love the idea of a reusable snack bag. Those breakfast sandwiches sound yummy!

  6. Those look like some great snacks and a great snack bag, too. My kids seem to always be hungry, day or night, so having some easy snacks on hand is essential. Lest they start gnawing on the kitchen counters.

  7. Adorable snack bags! Reusable is so Eco-friendly. And are those reversible too? Cute cute!

  8. We have a snack bag too but it's not as nice as the one you made! It's always great to have fast snack food on hand.


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