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this mini lunch box is perfect for packing snacks for road trips and such.
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Step 1: Materials

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altoids tin

2 beads

hot glue gun

hot glue sticks


wire cutter (not pictured)

Step 2: Hot glue

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put 2 dots of hot glue on top of tin

Step 3: Beads

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stick a bead on top of each dot of glue

Step 4: Handle

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make a handle out of a paperclip that you will stick in the middle of the 2 beads clip excess off with wire cutters

Step 5: Stick it in

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stick in the handle (add fresh hot glue if needed. just squirt down bead)

dood01 says: you could also solder it

Step 6: Packing

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i putt a napkin in the bottom of my tin to keep noise reduced then i filled it with cashews and 2 cheese crackers

Step 7: Done!

and your done. i hope you have enjoyed my first instructable.
ReeC7 months ago

I've been looking all over for a lunchbox tin to use as a restaurant gift card holder. This is SO cute!

Thanks for sharing. It's simple, most people have everything on hand and can make it right away.

craftpro2 years ago
Oh its so cute! I'm still deciding what to make with my one "precious" altoids tin though
You better hope you're not that hungry, though.
also put rubber bands around it so it does not open by it self
this is so awesome use it for on the road and your hungrey for a snack then just take from that awesome
patmac5 years ago
Of course you could put a snack in the tin without making it look like a lunchbox, but it is so cute who would want to? I think this is a very cool instructable. Thanks.
Kirbsome!5 years ago
One could probably omit the beads completely. Anyways, good 'ible.
It was a very unique idea. I think I might actually make one for my husband who's deployed right now. think he will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing this!
dood015 years ago
That Handle will pull off really easily I would recommend that you solder/braze it on instead.
annoyingfeatures (author)  dood015 years ago
 i would have soldered it but my dad wont let me use the soldering gun
xadevox5 years ago
Good idea, but i need more than cashews and 2 cheese crackers for a meal
annoyingfeatures (author)  xadevox5 years ago
this is just a snack box though
oh sorry the title says "lunchbox" so i just figured it was a whole meal. I understand now.