The snackle box is a quick and easy craft to make with your Cricut machine. This box is the perfect solution for hungry toddlers or older kids who want snacks all the time, for back-to-school snacking, or anytime snacking!
The best part about this project is that it can be customized to any theme you want.
And I’ll be honest, this snackle box is as much for me as it is for the kiddo, it’s 1 of my favorite DIY life hacks.
I remember in prior school years, picking up a starving child that just can’t take the quick drive home without complaining about being hungry a million times.
This year, I am ready for the new school year. With this easy back-to-school Cricut craft. I have my snackle box sitting on the car seat, now, ready to be cracked open, with a juice box in the cubby.
Now to tackle world peace, am I right?! LOL!
What Kind of Vinyl Do You Use for nonpourous surfaces?
Because the little fishing tackle box is made of plastic, I would definitely NOT recommend using any kind of heat transfer vinyl.
Generally, for snackle boxes or other similar projects on plastic, I recommend using permanent vinyl, unless it’s a temporary project.
In this case, because you probably expect the kiddo will want to have a snack more than just one time, you will definitely want to use permanent vinyl for this project.
That being said, this is a hand-wash kind of project. Because the plastic is a tackle box with all sorts of nooks, crannies, and pieces that move, I don’t plan on putting mine in the dishwasher.
Plus, with the two sides, it would just be a mess – and I don’t want to be melting my vinyl off or warping the plastic in the dishwasher. Just make sure to hand wash only.
What Kind of Tackle Box Do You Use for a Snackle Box?
This little clever snackle box is simply your average fishing tackle box, but I really feel like you want something that’s small enough for the kiddo to handle on their lap, something that closes securely, and that is quality material.
There are a lot of options out there. But I grabbed this double-sided tackle box for a really reasonable price and it’s well made.
Now, I also don’t plan to keep snacks in this box for longer than just, at most, an hour.
I don’t plan to put anything into the snack tackle box that requires heating or chilling. And I do not plan to serve anything to my kiddo from the snackle box before I wash it.
Turning this little box into a snack storage for on the go is a snack time game changer.
What Do You Put in a Snackle Box?
Honestly, this is entirely up to you. Your kid is your kid and you know what snacks they like. I plan to mix it up, but this test-run of the snackle box contained some of the kiddo’s favorites:
- Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches
- Carrot Sticks
But there’s really no end to what you can include in a snack box for kids. Seriously.
What You Need to Make a Snackle Box
You’ll need these materials to make your Snackle Box:
- Black Permanent Vinyl
- Small Tackle Box (I used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Y8G37C/)
Then you’ll need the following tools:
- Transfer Tape/Paper
- Weeding Tools
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- Light Grip Mat
- Fine Point Cutting Tool
You’ll also need the Lunchbox Crew SVG file. You can grab it below.
Tips to Make a Snackle Box with this This Free SVG
- If you’re not familiar with vinyl crafts and want to dip your toes in before you get neck-deep in a project, check out my many video tutorials on my byPink YouTube channel.
- When you are sizing your tackle box to put your design on it, do not forget to give yourself a little extra room to account for any curve in your tackle box’s lid. I almost didn’t remember to account for this and my design ended up being slightly larger on the lid than I might have liked.
- Be very careful when placing your design – you get one shot with permanent vinyl as it goes on and does not move. So, take care when you’re positioning the design and make sure you’re happy with it before you put the vinyl on the plastic.
There is so much more to learn, but really, you’re ready to hit the tutorial and get to make. Just don’t forget to pin this to your favorite Cricut projects board on Pinterest so it’ll be there when you want to make another snackle box!
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