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Summer vacation is quickly wrapping up over here and we are definitely in back-to-school mode. To personalize my daughter’s gear for the new school year, I made an adorable DIY Lunchbox Charm! Also, I stocked up on my kids’ favorite snack from Walmart: Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® Flavor Blasted® Xtra Cheddar Baked Snack crackers & Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® Colors Baked Snack crackers.
This September, my older daughter will be starting first grade. With that transition, there is definitely a new routine that we all must adjust to: new school bus, new teachers, new schedule, etc. That’s a lot of change for a six-year-old! While I can’t stay by my daughter’s side all day during this transition, I love that I can send her to school with something special that will surely put a smile on her face. This lunchbox charm is guaranteed to inspire a smile on her face when she takes out her lunchbox during the day.
Speaking of back-to-school essentials, we always stock up on Goldfish® crackers from Walmart. Did you know that bulk carton Goldfish® crackers are currently offered at rollback pricing of $5.98? Take advantage of this fabulous price on these large boxes. Want to pick up some Goldfish® crackers for your family? Hover over the photo below to click through to Walmart.com and buy them!
DIY Lunchbox Charms
To purchase the produce featured in the image above, find a Walmart near you!
During a recent trip to Walmart, I picked up Goldfish® crackers in two varieties: Goldfish® Flavor Blasted® Xtra Cheddar Baked Snack crackers & Goldfish® Colors Baked Snack crackers. These 30 ounce boxes are a great everyday value at Walmart.
While I was at Walmart, I picked up some other back-to-school essentials for my older daughter, who will be entering first grade in September. We picked up this gorgeous blue lunchbox, this adorable notebook (my daughter loves cats & dogs), Goldfish® crackers and some fresh fruit (oranges, bananas, etc.), among other essentials.
Ready to make these lunchbox charms for yourself? Here are the supplies you’ll need for this project:
- beading wire
- various beads
- pair of scissors
*TIP: Choose beads & yarn in a color that is complementary to your lunchbox. I found this blue lunchbox at Walmart and fell in love with it, so I picked up yarn & beads from Walmart in the same color family.
To make the pom pom, start by wrapping the yarn around a few fingers at least 15 times.
Take the loose end of the yarn and wrap it around the yarn along the center in the other direction to form this bow shape. Make a knot in the yarn to keep it from unraveling.
See all the loops of yarn on both sides of the bow? We will be using a pair of scissors to cut the yarn loops in the center.
Voila! We have a little yarn pom pom. Create a little hook out of the beading wire and use that to attach the wire to the center of the pom pom.
Cut the beading wire to about 9 inches. Thread the decorative beads onto the wire. I tried to create a pattern with the beads I had to make the design aesthetically pleasing.
Close both ends of the wire by forming small circles. Attach one end of the wire to the lunchbox by hooking it into the zipper pull. I love the way this little charm came out! Doesn’t it add so much cuteness to this lunchbox?
I love that I Was able to personalize my love for her with this lunchbox charm. I know that my daughter is already very excited about bringing her new lunchbox to the first day of school. By sending her to school with this lunchbox charm, which she helped me put together, I am definitely ‘Packing a Smile Every Day’ in her lunch!
Between the school supplies & delicious snacks, we are definitely gearing up for the new school year. Goldfish® crackers are such a wholesome snack that is perfect for those after-school munchies!
In fact, one of my kid’s favorite snacks ever is a small bowl of Goldfish® crackers and an orange (her favorite fruit of all time). Goldfish® crackers are definitely inspiring smiles in kids… one smile at a time! With snacks like these on hand, I am turning snack time into smile time.
turning snack time into smile time
Look for Goldfish® crackers at your local Walmart store. Don’t forget to take advantage of the current rollback pricing of $5.98. Try the snack that inspires smiles. The Snack That Smiles Back®.
Get more back to school inspiration with Goldfish® crackers here.
Are you working on any back-to-school crafts? Are Goldfish® crackers one of your kid’s favorite snacks?