Sep 24, 2010

Eyes and Fries, well tots actually!

For those of you who follow this blog from Judy's store, you'll recognize this project, well kind of.  And for those of you that are new, here's a project idea that I re-use for multiple holidays or events - it's fun and simple, two of my favorite things.

If you need a quick and inexpensive little Halloween themed gift, this is super easy and cheap budget-friendly.

Here's what you need!
- empty fry box (I like the shape of Sonic's tot boxes)
- gumball eyes
- scrapbook paper
- adhesive
- embellishments

Step One:  Eat the tots or fries so that you have an empty container. Yes, I know, this is probably the best step of the whole project!  :)

Step Two:  Carefully undo the empty package and wipe it out so there are no leftover food pieces or grease.

Step Three:  Trace shape onto scrapbook paper and cut out.

Step Four:  Fold cut out paper into fry box shape and staple or glue together.

Step Five:  Decorate

Step Six:  Fill with treat and give away!

Seriously!  Wasn't that just about the easiest thing ever?  Yes, I do know you can buy containers like these, however, they aren't always in the size or color you want and this way you can enjoy an unhealthy treat, re-purpose and customize all at the same time.  For me the whole project cost $2.  (The .99 cent tots and the gumballs from the $1 store.  I had everything else on hand.)

And, because I like to craft with my kids, this is one of those easy projects that they can do and customize. Little Bug, one of my twins, made this one for a friend - cute, right?!

So there you have it,  Enjoy!

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