Simple Snack Shaker (DIY + Special offer)

Summer is officially upon us and you know what that means – school’s out! If you’re anything like me, the thought may send a chill down your spine. But don’t fret! We know how to keep the kids happy – lots and lots of snacks. And I’m not talking snacks that have to be cooked or that make a mess. I’m talking about the quick and easy kind.

Dannielle with kids

Photography by Keaton Kendrick

A family favorite is trail mix. It’s simple, healthy, and provides a touch of variety. You can include just about anything like cookies, pretzels, and cereal, or go nuts and include, well, nuts!

Trail Mix Ingredients

One of my family’s go-to brands is Annie’s. They offer delicious, organic snack options – including many that are gluten free! My kids and I are very sensitive to gluten, so this is a very important factor when we are searching for snacks. Today we are going with a sweet and salty mix: Annie’s Cocoa and Vanilla Bunny Cookies, gluten free pretzels, peanuts, and my son’s favorite – Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks.

Annie's Snacks

Once you’ve decided on your ingredients, the second part of the equation is figuring out how best to store and distribute the mix. As a mom, a couple of things I take into consideration are 1) ease of use, 2) whether or not it’s child-friendly, and 3) cost-effectiveness. A great solution is a simple DIY snack shaker. Make it yourself by following these 4 easy steps!

Things You'll Need

What You’ll Need

  • An empty applesauce container (including the lid with removable insert)
  • An empty half-gallon cardboard container (such as an orange juice or milk carton)
  • Scissors
  • Snacks

Pull apart the top of the carton

Cut spout off top of carton

Step 1:

First, cut the spout from the carton.

Rounding the Spout

Step 2:

Next, round off the spout to replace the lid insert.

Filling the Container

Step 3:

Then fill with your favorite snacks.

Put on the lid

Step 4:

Finally, put the lid on with the new spout insert.

Kid Friendly

Voila! You have a handy, kid-friendly, and essentially free snack shaker to help curb those kiddie cravings.

Eating Snacks

For a limited time, you can save $4 on a future order when you spend $10+ on Annie’s products featured in our new app category. So go ahead – save money, make memories, and skip the trip to the grocery store by placing an order for delivery today!

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