How can I make lunch fun? These days packing lunch for kids can get pretty fancy and elaborate compared to my brown bag lunches my parents use to make me. I remember back in elementary school I had shrimp for lunch and my friends thought I was so lucky, but that was as fancy as it got. Usually it was just a sandwich, drink and maybe a snack.
I know some enjoy making Bento boxes for their kids. H would love this! Any suggestions to where I can purchase cute Bento boxes? I saw this one online and loved the Wizard of Oz illustrations.
|Shinzi Katoh Double decks Lunch Box|
A friend recently lent me a tool she uses to make ice cream sandwiches. She told me that you could even use it on a hard boiled egg.
|Tovolo ice cream sandwich molds|
When I heard this I had to try it myself. To my amazement it actually worked and H was thrilled to have that in her lunch. Her teachers were mystified when they saw her lunch so H gave them a detailed explanation. All you do is boil the egg then peel off the shell while it’s still hot. Place it in the mold. Wrap a rubberband or two to hold the mold in place. Submerge mold in cold water for 10 minutes. Pop out the egg and serve.
Other fun tools I like to use are sandwich cutters or even some of our cookie cutters to cut up food in fun shapes. Or just add some of your creativity with their food by making a silly face or a cute scenery. That’s always a hit for H&N.
Do you “play” with your food or have fun lunch ideas to share?
I'd love to get inspiration and ideas from you.