Kids Treat Pocket with Pop Rocks and Glow Sticks

Hi Everyone,

In the US, we are getting ready to celebrate our Independence Day, the 4th of July.  Freedom is always worth celebrating!  If yours includes kids, I have a quick and fun treat holder to create.

The treat pockets are made using a red fireworks holographic paper, which I purchased through PaperWishes.com.  I made the pocket in two parts (three if you count the acetate), so the fireworks would show on the box and the back parts.  If you don’t have red fireworks holographic paper, you can use red foil card stock, or even plain card stock.

Start with a 2″ by 6″ piece of holographic paper, or card stock, and punch the end with a tag topper punch.  I used Stampin’ Up!s scalloped tag topper punch.  Do the same with a 2″ by 6″ piece of acetate.  For the box, use a 3″ by 4″ piece of the holographic card stock, and score at 3/8″ and 1″ on the two short sides and one of the long sides.  Cut off the four little squares/rectangles, and then miter the bottom corners of the tabs.  Using a strong adhesive, glue the bottom of the 2×6 holographic card stock to the bottom tab (one long side) of the box.  Then, glue the side tabs to the sides of the 2×6 piece.  Then, glue the acetate piece into the box, secured to the inside front of the box.

Put your two packages of popping candy (skinny ones from Walmart) and glow stick (smaller one also from Walmart) into the pocket, and tie some red shiny curling ribbon to secure the two tab tops together.  If you need to, secure the tops of the popping candy wrappers to the back of the pocket.

To decorate, I used a retired star punch from Stampin’ Up! (about 1 1/2′ across) to punch white, red holographic, and blue holographic stars.  Next, I used a mini star punch (about 1/2″) to punch two blues and a red.  I stamped “Let’s Celebrate” from SU Confetti Celebration onto white card stock, and punched it with the Pretty Label Punch.  I stuck the label on with Tombow Extreme, and the stars with glue dots. The larger stars I glued to the acetate, and the smaller ones to the sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and fun project, and until we meet again, I hope your days are blessed.  Smiles, Darby