Kids already complaining about their lunch food? Bored by what you’re making Monday-Friday? Make food more fun with these lunch box accessories that can help your kids get excited about eating and help sell fruits and veggies to picky eaters. Who wouldn’t want to eat a cucumber with googly eyes or a sandwich shaped like a seahorse?
1. Add eyeballs.
I just love these. I know that sticking a pair of these eyeballs into my kids’ lunches would give them a giggle. Suddenly that celery seems a little sillier, that lettuce wrap more likely to get a laugh. And a hopefully bite! As a non-crafter, I also love that these take pretty much zero creative effort on my part. BUY: Amazon
2. Silly sandwich shapes.
Another sandwich? Add some fun to that PB&J with a cute sandwich cutter. I love this variety pack that has five different shapes to let you create a different shape sandwich every day of the week or this puzzle piece cutter that encourages kids to play with their food. BUY: Amazon
3. Make a scene.
Here’s another one for those of you who like the idea of adding fun to your kid’s lunch box, but really don’t have the time or creativity to deliver a Pinterest-worthy preschool lunch creation. Food picks. Stick these cute little food picks into sandwiches, strawberries and sushi rolls to instantly add some fun to the food. I like this cute animal variety pack, cats & dogs, or this adorable sea life collection. BUY: Amazon
4. Creative cutting.
Perfect for cutting out cheese, meat, melon or some veggies, these cutters let you get creative with your lunchbox additions. Choose from animal, flowers, or this three-pack of fun shapes to cut foods into silly shapes for more fun at lunch. BUY: Amazon
5. Make it talk.
These thought and dialogue bubbles are another great way to add some fun to your kids’ lunch food. From important reminders (“Don’t forget to eat me!”) to punny jokes (“Lettuce be friends!”), these reusable, erasable labels can be a silly addition to the lunch box. Plus, they can be handy for labeling cheeses, dips or sauces on the weekends! BUY: Amazon
What are your favorite lunch box accessories?
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