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Make A Picnic Caddy

Help the kids Make A Picnic Caddy for your next outdoor BBQ. They will be so proud of their contribution to the festivities and will insist on keeping it for next summer too.

Trivia: In the year 2000, a 600-mile-long picnic took place in France on July 14 to celebrate the first Bastille Day of the new millennium.


STYROFOAM™ BRAND FOAM: White sheet 2″ x 5″ x 12″ (or larger to trim to size)
Foam Cutter or serrated knife (adult supervision required)
Red & white check fabric, 1/2 yd. length
Black with white polka dots ribbon, 2 yd. of 3/8″ wide
Spray can lid, 2 1/2″ diameter
Plastic ants
Plastic ketchup and mustard bottles
Plastic salt and pepper containers
Black mat board or heavy cardboard, 5″ x 12″ piece
Clear  8 1/2″ x 11″ piece heavy plastic or shrink plastic
Tacky Glue
Extra Strength Glue Stick
Cutting mat


Use a serrated knife to measure and cut a 2″ x 5″ x 12″ piece of STYROFOAM*.

Find and measure placement for ketchup and mustard using spray can lid as your template. Press lid into STYROFOAM* halfway down and remove. Cut out STYROFOAM* using the foam cutter or serrated knife.

For salt and pepper, either find a lid similar in size as salt and pepper shakers or impress salt or pepper container into position on STYROFOAM*. Use Foam Cutter or serrated knife to cut out foam.

Trim and glue mat board or cardboard to bottom of caddy.

Cut fabric into 15″ x 17″ piece. Using glue stick, start at bottom of caddy and wrap and glue fabric to STYROFOAM*.

Fold and glue ends of fabric like a wrapping a gift. Cut slits in fabric at holes in caddy approximately 1/2″ apart. Glue slits to inside of holes.

To line inside holes of caddy, cut two 2″ x 8″ pieces and two 2″ x 6″ pieces from shrink plastic or heavy plastic. Use glue stick to cover these pieces both front and back with fabric. Place inside holes for ketchup and mustard bottles and salt and pepper containers in caddy.

Use tacky glue to attach ribbon and ants to outside of caddy.

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