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Thanksgiving Corn Kix Snack Packs

Seeking Thanksgiving day crafts to keep the kids busy? Easily turn brown paper lunch bags into Kix-filled, corn-shaped snacks. These festive favors double as snack packs while waiting for dinner to be served. All you need is paper bags, paint, pencils, scissors and tape. Oh yes, and Kix, of course.

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To make Thanksgiving Kix snack packs, you will need:

Brown paper lunch bags
Scissors
Paint (brown, red, orange, yellow, or any colors you like)
Paint brushes or pencils
Kix cereal
Tape

To start, cut a brown paper lunch bag at the fold as shown.

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On the lower part of the cut bag, paint polka dots in yellow, orange, red and brown to cover the top side. You can use a paint brush or a pencil eraser to make dots. Let dry completely.

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When dry, open the painted, lower part of the bag. Cut two slits on either side of the bag, half way down.

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Pour 1 cup of Kix cereal in the bag. Fold the bag over with  the painted side showing, and tape closed.

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Take the upper portion of the cut bag, and cut at the lines shown, or, make your own husk pattern.

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Bunch up one end of the bag and twist. Secure with tape if needed. Pouf open the bag above the twist to make a little cup. Place the corn Kix pack inside the open bag with the painted portion showing at front, using tape to secure.

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Someone (my daughter) needed to add her name to hers, afraid her mother would steal her Kix.

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And there’s no need to stick with the expected. My daughter always needs to add a little pink.

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Meaghan Mountford, author of Sugarlicious: 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion, has been creating crafty sweets for 15 years. She is especially fond of decorating cookies, marshmallows and putting sweets on sticks. See more on her blog, the decorated cookie.