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Our smoothies for kids are perfect for lunch boxes; 100% pure crushed fruit, with no added sugar and kids love the taste. And right now you can get 3 free alphabet magnets in every pack.

We've got a month's supply of smoothies for kids and 5 full set of alphabet magnets to give away.

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Turn a smoothie box into a rocket ship

We love a recycling here in Fruit Towers. Especially when that recycling involves turning one of our kids' smoothie boxes into a rocket ship. The super talented crafter Michelle from MollyMoo shows you how. Over to you Michelle. 

If you are looking for a quick after school craft for kids then look no further than this super simple cardboard box rocket ship.

mollymoo crafts cardboard rocket ship

Hi there!  I’m Michelle and I blog over at MollyMoo, where you will often find me sharing simple kids crafts that I have made with and for my daughter.

I am so excited to be here on innocent sharing this super fun project with you -  a cardboard rocket ship made from Innocent Smoothie packaging. I must confess to being a bit of a smoothie box hoarder! It’s the perfect shape and size box for making fairy houses, birdhouses, pencil pots, you name it. I think I’m at my happiest when I’m cardboard box crafting, making pirate ships, shoebox schoolhouse and even bracelets!

Today’s project is pretty quick and doesn’t require a trip to the craft shop – you probably have everything you need right there at home, and it will surely inspire hours of imaginative space play afterward. Make and play crafts are the absolute best.

To get started here’s all you need:
- innocent smoothie box
- Cellotape and glue
- White paint (I use tester pots of emulsion paint for covering over graphics on printed boxes – one coat and you’re done!
- Black marker (permanent)
- Coloured paper
- Silver Duck Tape (if you don’t have duck tape just paint will do)

Begin by taping the top of the box shut, creating as pointy a top as you can.

mollymoo crafts cardboard rocket ship

Paint the box with the white paint and leave aside to dry – if there’s any little bit of a breeze outside pop the box on a piece of newspaper on a windowsill, with the window open an inch or two, and it will be touch dry in a very short time.

mollymoo crafts cardboard rocket ship

While the paint is drying, cut two rocket booster legs from a piece of cardboard.

mollymoo crafts cardboard rocket ship

Cover the rocket boosters with duck tape, or paint with silver or blue paint if you don't have duck tape. (using tape means no waiting for paint to dry... Always a bonus when kids are involved!)

mollymoo crafts cardboard rocket ship

Now it’s time to assemble and decorate

To create the rocket ship hatch door: trace around a jam jar lid with your black marker (another reason to love innocent smoothie boxes – the hole is already cut out for you!)

mollymoo crafts cardboard rocket ship

Glue the rocket boosters to each side of the box.

And finally just glue on pieces of coloured paper, or invite your children to get busy with packets of sticky paper stars and circles, whatever you have at hand, to add their own personality – to create a rocket ship worthy of many exciting adventures to the moon…. and back, in time for dinner xx

mollymoo crafts cardboard rocket ship

Happy Crafting

Michelle

About Michelle McInerney | MollyMoo

Michelle McInerney, an Irish based graphic designer and mum of one, is the craft designer behind award winning blog MollyMooCrafts.com - a fun and colorful online world of unique and cute crafts for children and their parents. Michelle also writes for Disney Interactive, KidsActivitiesBlog and Melissa & Doug.

Michelle can also be found on Facebook TwitterInstagram and Google+ and one of her favourite places to hang out is on Pinterest.

a little guide to lunches

We know it can be hard to come up with an exciting (and healthy) lunch for your little one every day. So we've teamed up with Mummypages to create a lunchbox guide. It’s for Mums, by Mums. Click here to have a look.

lunchbox guide

 

Win some magnets & smoothies

It’s always the same. That apple or banana you packed off to school always comes home again only looking slightly bruised, feeling a bit sweaty and smelling of stale lunchbox. We’ve got three lunchbox proof ways of helping to get more fruit into kids. Our range of juices, smoothies and fruit tubes for kids are perfect for lunchboxes.

And now for a limited time, you can get three free magnets in every pack. This year’s designs include letters, numbers and maths symbols. Perfect for spelling out your name, practicing your times tables or just sticking interesting things on your fridge door. Keep your eyes peeled for our extra special glow in the dark magnets too.

magnets in pack

Fancy winning a case of innocent smoothies for kids and a full set of our new magnets? Just let us know your favourite school lunch in the comments below and we’ll pick one winner.

 

Lunchbox tips competition winner

We know during term time, it can be hard to find inspiration for what to put into the kids’ lunchboxes, so we asked the mums & dads of Ireland for their lunchbox tips over on our facebook page. We received hundreds of inspiring little tips to help make school lunchboxes tasty, healthy and fun.

Here are a few of our favourites:

"Use a sandwich cutter to turn those boring sandwiches into different shapes and designs which kids love." Mary, Kilkenny

"Dried fruit, ie. apple, raisins, dates or prunes, some fresh fruit, hummus and carrot, yogurt and water or smoothie." Sandra, Dublin

"Get the kids involved. Encourage them to take fruit and raw vegetables and of course a smoothie helps too." Kareena, Wexford

"Vary the contents of kids lunchboxes with sambos, wraps, pita bread etc and different fruit and veg sticks." Michelle, Wicklow

"Each week I bake some Oatmeal bars which contain Honey oatmeal banana chips chopped dried fruits, nuts etc. tasty healthy slow release foods." Nora, Dublin

It was a tough choice but our overall winner of a school terms supply of innocent smoothies for kids is Sarah from Kildare, here is her top tip:

"Bento Box style lunch, small pieces of fruit, veg meat, a small sandwich, my kids love a small bit of everything."

Thanks to everyone who entered. You can read all the lunchbox tips here.

strawberries, blackberries & raspberries kids smoothie