Blog Link Party and Snacks for Your Kid’s Sports Team

Today’s Blog Link Party is sponsored by Elmers.

Elmers recently sent me a package FULL of fun supplies and I literally got to work on a project as soon as the package was delivered. My kids had a soccer game that night and I was in charge of bringing snacks. Here is a fun way to bring snacks for your kids sports team to make each player feel extra special. {Plus, TWO of my readers will win their own box of goodies from Elmers, so keep reading!}

I should start by saying that I don’t usually go all out for snacks at games, but I came up with this idea to solve an issue I’ve had since I became a mom with kids in organized sports- when siblings of teammates take all the snacks!

Please tell me I am not the only one who gets annoyed when the siblings of my child’s teammates swarm over to the snack mom to get their hands on goodies of their own?

I get annoyed because I feel bad not having enough for everyone.

No matter how many extra snacks I bring, there is always the one shy little sibling who slowly makes their way through the crowd with the hopes of getting her own package of Oreos and I have to turn her away because I don’t have any more left.

It isn’t fair!

My motto is “If there isn’t enough for everyone, then no one gets any!”  (Except the team, of course.)

So this idea of labeling each bag with individual names not only ensures that each teammate gets a snack, but it also gives me an excuse not to hand out snacks to kids who didn’t play in the game.

And it looks cute- {brownie points.}

Here is how I made these:

I used the following supplies- Brown paper lunch sacks, scissors, tulle, 1″ hold punch, decorative masking tape, paint marker & snacks

1. Fold your bag over. Since I was using a 1″ circle punch, I folded it a little more than an inch.

2. Punch a hole at the top in the center of the flap.

3. Write the name of one of the teammates.

4. Embellish it with a bit of Designer Masking Tape (or “Washi Tape”).


You can enlist the help of the kids on this step- make an assembly line and get it done!


And you’re done!!!

Here are 2 of my soccer stars- this is the only time they will be on the same team, so we had to take a bunch of pictures! :)

And I just noticed Leah is holding Grace’s bag. Not sure why! :)

Elmers has launched a new Facebook community called “Craft it!” where craft enthusiasts can share their creations, gain inspiration and seek crafting advice.

Elmer’s would like to provide TWO Somewhat Simple readers an exclusive Craft It! kit filled with a variety of Elmer’s products to help you create anything your heart desires.

Here is how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


About Stephanie

Stephanie is the creator of Somewhat Simple. She is married to her her best friend and together they are raising 4 sweet kids who keep them busy, but make life fun! They are Orange County transplants who are now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, and creating simple projects in her "spare time."


  1. My daughter is quite the craft queen so we use lots of Elmers glue in our house.

  2. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  3. aww no linky showed up for me :( oh well, i tried LOL

    have a great weekend!!

  4. The decorative masking tape is what I would like!

  5. Big fan of Elmer’s Glue as far back as I can remember! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. sandyb720 says:

    I love the glue sticks and the glue pens – oh heck I love them all!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you

  7. Hi Steph,

    Thanks for hosting another amazing link party! The snack bags is a super cute idea/craft and a great way to get the kiddos involved.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you may want to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party (open until Monday) at

    Have a great weekend,

  8. I’d love to try their designer tape!

  9. I didn’t realize Elmer’s made a craft tacky glue. I would love to try that!

  10. Diann Cornell says:

    I love the glue sticks. Very useful.

  11. Ellen M. says:

    Good old Elmer’s white glue and glue sticks are forever staples in our house. Thanks for the chance to win!



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