Hey friends! Today I have really easy Halloween lunch box ideas that anyone can make at home. So I want to preface by saying that I absolutely love the bento box ideas you can find all over pinterest. I would have been thrilled to have fancy shaped fruit and cute sandwiches as a kid. Do I have time to make these kinds of lunches on a daily basis? No way! But I do enjoy doing little things to make their lunch boxes extra special when I can. Some days I’ll have a few extra minutes in the morning to sneak in a fun surprise or cut their sandwiches into fun shapes with cookie cutters. This week I sent my little guy to school with a spooky themed lunch box. Here are a few of my favorite ways to get creative with their lunch and packing essentials.
Can we have a little laugh at my sandwich guy? The idea in my head was to make a monster then he started looking like an owl…then I wasn’t so sure what he looked like. Bottom line, he’s scary either way. :) I made him using tomato and olives for eyes, cheese for the nose, and parsley for the hair.
The string cheese ghost was really easy to make. I used a small pairing knife to cut the bottom of the cheese and olives for the face. My little guy later thanked me for the octopus in his lunch. Hmm…as you can see I won’t be making a career out of this anytime soon. But they’re fun for the kids and whether he thinks it’s an octopus or a ghost, I know he likes the surprise.
I also found a bag of spooky shaped chips in the Halloween aisle at Target, which fit perfectly with my Halloween lunch box. To go along with the pumpkin theme I made jack-o-lantern cuties using an edible food marker.
My number one essential in the kid’s lunch is a pack of Wet Ones antibacterial wipes. We keep these with us at all times. They always come in handy when we’re on the go. My kids are used to me sanitizing their hands so hopefully they’re getting the hang of making sure their hands are clean before the eat when they’re away from home. We buy a pack of individual wipes at Target and usually tape them to the front of their lunch so they don’t forget.
Another way to add a pop of color to their lunch box is to use cupcake liners to hold fruit and veggies in. I really like using the baking cups you can find at the craft store.
What are some of your favorite lunch box ideas? I can always use new ways to switch up their usual lunches for something fun and holiday related.
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