Here is the final product. And we are going to pretend like all of these pictures were not taken with my iPhone.
Anyway, I got a lot of compliments on them, so I thought I would write up a quick tutorial, in case anyone needs a last minute snacky for their youngin. Or you can file this away under "next year".
Here is what I used:
favor bags (bought from Michaels)
paint brush (I used foam because that's what I had. You can use any kind)
cardstock (not shown. Oops)
I should note I used Valspar sample paints because they were $.50 from the return cart. I am sure any kind of craft paint would work just as well. But I'm cheap.
I cut 6x3 strips from the card stock and folded in half to make a 3x3 tented card. Next I used the paint brush and took a couple haphazardly swipes across the paper. Seriously, there is no science to how I painted.
After the red paint dried, I dipped the cookie cutter in the white paint and pressed it over the red at an angle.
For the mix, I tried to use some toddler-friendly, semi-healthy food. I figured everyone would be bringing in cupcakes and cookies and such. So to keep the sugar overload to a minimum, I mixed up some frosted shredded wheat, Cheerios, yogurt covered raisins and strawberry yogurt drops
Next, employ your husband to fill each bag.
Finally, I folded the bag down a little and placed it between the folds of the card, securing it with two staples.
If you are interested in how much of each ingredient I used, I did one sample pack of Cheerios, one sample pack of Frosted Mini Wheats, one bag of yogurt drops and about three handfuls of the yogurt covered raisins (purchased from the bulk candy section of my super market). We used 1/4 cup for each bag and were able to fill 10 bags.
...and Hunter got to share one with his special lady friend, Jenna