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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- Tackle Box
- Variety of Candy, Snacks and Small Treats (We picked up most of these at Target, Dollar Tree and Publix but you can order a similar candy variety pack here)
- Scratch Off Activity Pack
- Junior Mad Libs
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:
- Reese Pieces
- Swedish Fish
- Double Bubble
- Sour Gummy Worms
- Chewy Nerds
- Caramel Hearts
- Sour Patch Kids
- Jelly Belly Jellybeans
- 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.
A few other Valentine’s Day gift idea posts you might enjoy…
- Valentine’s Day Dessert Buffet
- 25 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts
- Vintage Valentine’s Day Tablescape and Blog Hop
- How to Make Valentine’s Day Poppers
- Conversation Heart Vase for Valentine’s Day