Everyday when I pack my son's snack for school, I remind him to remember to bring back my nice glass or stainless steel snack containers. However, sometimes this doesn't happen and my nice, expensive food containers go missing in the elementary abyss - never to be seen again. That's why I decided to find an alternative and started to upcycle leftover juice and milk cartons into snack boxes that he could take to school without me worrying. If it gets lost, hopefully someone will toss it into the recycling bin. You can design these snack containers to be as large or as small as you like, making them perfect for toting all types of treats. Read on to learn how you can make a set of these simple recycled juice carton snack containers, so you can keep your nice containers around for awhile.
What you will need:
Step 1: Remove the Top
Step 2: Make the Top
Using scissors, cut down all four seams of the carton until you reach the desired height of your snack container. Fold each of the sides in and remove the excess length. The top tabs should be the same size as the lower box.
Step 3: Round the Edges
Step 4: Make the Closure
Fold the top in and secure a Velcro dot to the underside of the flap that will be on the top. Stick the other piece of the Velcro dot to the one that you already have secured, then firmly close the top of the box. Press firmly on the second Velcro dot, this will keep your snack box closed.
Step 5: Fill your Snack Container
Since these containers were designed to hold liquids they are perfect for transporting fruits that are very juicy such as berries or oranges. Just fill one up and then fold in the flaps and secure with the Velcro dots.