This post is sponsored by Stonyfield.
Dearly Beloveds, we are gathered here today to witness the marriage of two of our favorite things–food and crafting. This union is the perfect answer for all the neighborhood kids who show up at your house this summer with the two basic summer needs of every child: feed me & entertain me. This little D.I.Y. does both with one simple food item, plus there’s a bonus–a parting take-home favor for every kid. Is it sorcery? Nope, just our favorite Stonyfield yogurt. Their snack packs and yogurt pouches ((their Spinach Pear Mango pouch is our favorite–so creamy!) were a staple in lunches throughout the school year, and now they make for easy grab-and-go snacks for our summer adventures.
We love Stonyfield not only for how delicious their yogurt tastes, but for their entire mission and business practices. Stonyfield is a B Corp company which is a certification given to businesses that meet the highest standard of verified overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. They are committed to protecting the environment in everything they do–from what’s in their yogurt cups and how they are made to how that yogurt gets to you.
This little D.I.Y. adds to Stonyfield’s already efficient process (they are committed to protecting the environment in everything they do and are B Corp™ certified) by repurposing their yogurt pouches into kid crossbody bags–so great for day adventures!
Kids love to have their own little place to store their stuff, and these little pouches are the perfect size to store kid treasures like little sunglasses, spending money, lip balm, crayons, Calico critters (Mama Hedgehog!), gum, hand sanitizer, sunscreen sticks, etc.
Here’s how we made ours.
1. Snip off the top of the pouch, just above the logo.
2. Paint the pouches a base color. We figured out a fast and smudge-proof method by staking a paint stick into the ground, sliding the pouch over the stick and spray painting it. They dry quickly in the sun.
3. Once the base color is dry, use acrylic paints to draw designs. Summer cherries, rainbows, dinosaurs, abstract art–whatever delights your creative heart.
4. Once designs are dry, using a hole punch, punch a hole about 1/2 inch down from the top of the pouch on each side. Thread a strap for the crossbody pouch through the holes and knot it to secure it. We used leather lacing (found in jewelry aisle of craft store), but you could use hemp twine, braided yarn, ribbon, etc.
5. Stuff pouches with necessary treasures for adventuring.
6. Embark on adventure looking too cute.
One more way to repurpose! The pouches are liquid-friendly, so they make perfect little wall display vases for flowers! Secure the string shorter, fill with water and add your latest wildflower picks.