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Cute Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Are you like me, busy getting ready for back to school next week? Can you believe it’s already almost here?!
 I’ve been practicing my lunch making skills today for back to school. My kids are pretty picky, but lately I’ve found that if it’s served in a fun way they might eat the fruit & veggies. :)
And lets be real and just say not every lunch needs to look cute for school. I could never do that, but my goal this year is to maybe try a little harder. :)
I saw these items in the dollar Target bin area and started to think about what sort of lunches I could come up with.
These little Mini Babybel cheese faces are so cute and pretty easy. Mine have raisin eyes and carrot mouth. I tried to make a tiny mustache with the wax.
Here’s my first bento box lunch. Have you seen these lunch boxes with compartments and lids? I’m going to try these this year.
 I used a house shaped cookie cutter on the sandwich, pretzels for windows, Pirate Booty for a smoke stack, and an orange for the sun.
 He was thrilled! I actually impressed I think…
My daughter is a huge fan of baby elephants. It’s her thing.
I cut a watermelon balloon with celery for the string, and cantaloupe hearts. The sun is a Cutie orange and shredded carrots.
Get creative and use scraps of  what’s already in your pantry and fridge!
I found the elephant, balloon, and heart cookie cutters at Sur La Table. They have a bunch for $1 each.
With all these new lunch tools I wanted a cute container to keep it all together,
I had this box from the dollar store and liked its shape. but it wasn’t pretty.
I gave it a little make over using Mod Podge and scrapbook paper. Plus I made a little chalkboard adhesive label. I like to keep a roll of it from Hobby lobby and cut labels when I need them.
Thanks for stopping by! Are you into making bento box lunches? What’s your favorite tool?


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