This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDayGlory #CollectiveBias Instructions for Easy Sweet and Salty Snack Stadium
You know it is coming. The time of year where we all gather around the TV to watch the big game. Have you already made your plans for a party or are you keeping things simple this year? Well, whether or not you go all out or want things easy my Easy Sweet and Salty Snack Stadium will be the highlight of the day. In this post I will show you exactly how to make it and that you can get everything for it at Walmart!!
Most of you probably know that when it comes to crafts I like things to be fairly simple and straight forward. No complicated machines or tool needed for the Easy Sweet and Salty Snack Stadium. Most of the tools needed are things that you probably already have around your house. Glue gun, razor blade knife, stickers popsicle sticks, and paper plus a few others you can pick up at Walmart. The beauty of this snack stadium is that you can customize it to your favorite team colors, the snacks you want to serve inside, and it makes a fun centerpiece for your table.
Supplies Needed for Easy Sweet and Salty Snack Stadium:
- 3 sheets of foam board
- mini clothes pin clips
- 13×9 metal pan
- 4 plastic containers (5 x 6.5)
- 4 mini plastic containers (2 x 3)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- mini popsicle sticks
- mini football beads
- plastic straws
- snacks and drinks (SNICKERS®, TOSTITOS® chips, TOSTITOS® Salsa, Skittles®, Pepsi™)
The main stadium structure for the Easy Sweet and Salty Snack Stadium was fairly simple to construct. Foam board is great because it is lightweight and portable. The back piece is 12″ high x 28″ long. The foam board I picked up at Walmart has a grid on the back which makes it easier to cut in a straight line. For the stadium seats there are two sizes that you will cut out. The bottom one is 5 squares across or 2.5″ x 28″ strips. The trick to it is not to cut the foam board all the way through. I used a box cutter and only partially cut into the foam board. You will want 4 strips with the last cut going all the way through the foam board. When you fold the strips into the shape of a cube, it will make bench type seating. Use the hot glue gun to seal the edges of the cube together. For the upper seating, go only three squares or 1.5″ x 28″ strips. Fold the same way you did for the bottom seats and seal with the hot glue fun. You will then hot glue the smaller bench to the larger bench. If you want more row of seats then just make your strips larger and stack the benches the same way and glueing them together. You will then glue the benches to the back larger foam board. For the sides of the stadium, I took a strip of foam board that was 6″ tall x 22″ long. Glue them to the side of the back plate. You can then decorate the foam board with stickers and letters with either your team name or just the team colors.
I made little flags with mini popsicle sticks with phrases I printed on card stock like “Go Team” “Defense”. Really you can make whatever phrases you would like then cut them out and hot glue to the popsicle sticks. To get them to stick in the seats, just use scissors to cut a little hole for the stick to slide in to. This makes it look like the “people” are holding signs up for their favorite team.
For the “players” I took mini clothes pins in the team colors and added little numbers to the top of them with cardstock and hot glue. To have them stand up I used a small divided tray, but really you could use any tray with sides to clip the players on. Then you could fill the inside with a small candy. Next to the “bench” I had two small plastic containers that hold the players gear. One side has the mini plastic football beads and the other held Skittles® in the teams colors that I separated out from a Skittles XL 41 oz. bag.
The center 13 x 9 pan holds the TOSTITOS® salsa that I topped with strips of sugar sheets to make the lines on the field as well as the end zone. After awhile these start to melt with the liquid from the TOSTITOS® salsa, so instead you could just pipe on some cream cheese or sour cream strips. The uprights I made using a straw and quickly heating so that it would bend and stick in place then heating the end of a straw to make the post part and setting it in the 13 x 9 pan. Below the salsa is some cream cheese to help hold the uprights in to place.
Place the rest of the snacks you want to serve in the plastic containers then place around the field with some of the Pepsi™ cans and then set out some of the SNICKERS® Minis ( I got the SNICKERS® Minis 40oz. bag so that I could have plenty of “fans” in the stands) and SNICKERS® FUN SIZE® bars to be the people in the snack stadium.
While it looks like a lot of steps, you can put together this Easy Sweet and Salty Snack Stadium in about 30 minutes. There are some other really great ideas for snack stadiums, be sure to check them out. Make sure you head to Walmart for all your supplies for the snack stadium and snacks.