It seems like I have been blazing through ziplocs lately and not for things that really need to be 'airlocked' but more for crowd control, if you know what I mean. Pretzels to take with you don't really need a ziploc, they do however need to be kept together and easy for a 3 year old to carry. Hmmmm.... Enter the reusable snack bag! I saw these on a blog somewhere out there in the blogapalooza and thought hnnhh I can do that and I did.
I made them from scraps of material about 4X6 inches or so (sew?) and stitched them on 3 sides with the right sides together. I turned them and sewed in a casing for the drawstring leaving a little opening to thread in the string. The I pounded in 2 grommets, threaded the drawstring and pulled it through the grommets. I tied the ends of the string and finished the casing I had left open and voila! A sweet reusable, recycled snack bag for crowd control snacks. Of course I wouldn't put anything greasy or slimy in it but I am sure we will fill it with tons of other stuff: goldfish, pretzels, carrots, raisins, cheese sticks, peanuts, grahams, gum, dirt(boys you know!) and just about anything else we can think of.
Whats that you said? You want some sweet snack sacks too but can't sew? Or you don't have time? Well I will be donating a set of 4 snack sacks over at SITS for Mom it Forward. The auction is April 17-18. Don't worry I'll remind you/beg you to bid on my little item. OK I'll start now, please please please don't let my snack sacks go un-bid upon....please? Thanks!
Newman's Own Organic Spelt Pretzels before...
After in their stylish new home but not for long, man those are the best pretzels! And they have 4 grams of fiber per serving, healthy snacking!