DIY Candy Tackle Box

Today, we’re sharing another quick and easy project with a DIY candy tackle box for Valentine’s Day!

As you guys know, I have a crazy sweet tooth and so does most of my immediate family.  My grandparents served some sort of dessert after every meal, save for breakfast, and my parents carried on the tradition with us too. 

Now that we’re all older, we try to watch our sugar intake. But we also give each other grace for special holidays like: Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas. 

Last year, I created a Countdown to Valentine’s Day Calendar  for the littles which they loved. It was a fun mix of treats and activities in the 14 days leading up to Valentine’s Day and they got to celebrate something each day. 

Their favorite activities were getting an ice cream with Mimi and Poppi, using unicorn bath bombs and sneaking into their Dads trucks with red, pink and purple streamers to decorate it ?

This year, my sisters’ lives are totally bananas because the kids are old enough to be in multiple activities after school.  Not only that they’re both going to be out of town on Valentine’s weekend so I thought I would create a DIY candy tackle box for Valentine’s Day for the littles to help make the long drive easier. 

These DIY candy tackle box for Valentine’s Day kits are so easy to make they almost don’t need instructions.  They can be easily customized based on age, food preferences and dietary restrictions too.  Another bonus of these kids is that they can be used all year long and they’re small enough to fit under the seat or placed in a travel bag. 

Here’s a look at how you can make a DIY candy tackle box for Valentine’s Day too…

DIY Candy Tackle Box for Valentine’s Day Supplies:

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DIY Candy Tackle Box for Valentine’s Day Steps:

Gather your supplies and make sure the tackle box has been cleaned and is completely dry.  You’ll want to make extra sure the box you choose locks safely. 

Use caution, care and common sense when you’re putting these diy candy tackle box for Valentine’s Day kits together and make sure your kids and mischievous pets are well supervised. 

To create these kits, fill in each cubby with candy, snack or small treat.  We picked up a variety of candy including:

  • Skittles
  • Reese Pieces
  • Swedish Fish
  • Double Bubble
  • M&Ms
  • Sour Gummy Worms
  • Chewy Nerds
  • Caramel Hearts
  • Starbursts
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Jelly Belly Jellybeans
  • Sixlets
  • Conversation Hearts
  • Candy Bracelets

We also included pretzel bites and baby goldfish crackers.

Just a heads up, while you can make these kits in advance, I would wait to add the crunchy snacks until just before you’re going to be enjoying them.  The sugar from the candy could cause the snacks to go stale.

In addition to the candy, we also used heart erasers and stickers we found at the Dollar Tree in our diy candy tackle box for Valentine’s Day kits. 

Honestly, as long as the items you want to use fit in the cubbies you can easily customize this kit any way you want. 

Additional Activity Ideas…

Given the littles will be on the road for a few hours, we’re also going to wrap up these activities with our diy candy tackle box for Valentine’s Day, so they’ll have other things to keep them busy besides screen time. 

All in all, we’re super excited about the way these kits came together.  They were crazy easy to put together which is nice.  Especially, if you need a last-minute gift idea for your friends, family members, coworkers or neighbors. 

I sent a “sneak peek” picture to my sisters and they said the littles (ages4-12) were going to love them too. 

Let us know if you decide to try these diy candy tackle box for Valentine’s Day kits! We’re always interested to see how you take project ides you see here and make them your own. 

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. This is such a cute idea! Little ones would love this, but I would like it for myself as well. 😉

    1. It’s so funny you said that Michelle because I sent the final picture to my sisters to make sure it was ok for the littles and they asked if I had made them one too. They’re super easy to put together and the best part is that you can make them as indulgent or as healthy as you want 🙂 I hope your week has been a fun one, CoCo

      1. How did I miss this? I love it!

        My husband and I would love this because we both have a major sweet tooth.


        1. It’s such a fun way to travel with lots of extra goodies but without the mess. Piper is messy enough for 3 people so I need to make her one too 😆 Hugs, CoCo

  2. I totally agree with, Michelle!! Where’s mine? LOL! I absolutely LOVE this idea and I’m definitely pinning and sending it to my daughter! My grandson will love this, especially on those long trips to my house!!!

    1. That’s so sweet of you to say, Christine, thank you so much! I couldn’t believe how simple these were to put together and how easy they were to work around food allergies too. I definitely need to do an adult version for my sisters although they have a sweet tooth as well so they would probably like all this candy 🙂 I can’t wait to hear how your grandson likes this idea. I say whatever we can do to make road trips easier we should totally do! Hugs for a happy day, CoCo

  3. I made some cute little candy tackle boxes one time for my son’s birthday party; we had a fish theme and it just seemed like the perfect way to say thank you to his guests. I had never thought of making some up or Valentine’s day but what a fun thought.

    1. That is so exciting to hear, Joanne! I know everyone at the fish themed birthday party must have loved your tackle box take away gift. It’s always fun to have festive gifts like that to help celebrate. I will definitely pass the idea along to my sisters. They’re constantly looking for good birthday party ideas 🙂 Hope your week has been fantastic, CoCo

    1. I really appreciate it, Julie, thanks so much!

  4. What a great idea! Can’t believe I never thought of this, especially with three kids! Your sisters and nieces and nephews are super lucky to have you:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. Thanks so much, Kathleen! My sisters are both really great mom and thankfully they’re practical gift givers too so I knew I had to give the littles something that would be able to use all year. They were crazy easy to put together and can pretty much be customized based on whatever the recipient’s favorite snacks are which is nice too. I hope your Valentine’s week is a fantastic one! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much, Katie, I really appreciate it! Hugs, CoCo

  5. What a fun idea! Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesday Turn About! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo

    1. Thanks so much, Lynne, I really appreciate it! Hope your week is a special one as well, CoCo

  6. I love this idea! I’m going to try to pull it together for my three little ones!

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