Back to School Fun Food Bento Lunch

Back to School Fun Food Bento Lunch by Jill from Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons.

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It’s Back to School Party time as I host a week of new craft ideas by some of my favorite DIY bloggers.

It’s easier than you think to get creative with school lunches. I love this fun bento box lunch idea by Jill from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. She always comes up with the cutest fun food for her boys, and I’m so happy to have her guest posting today. Enjoy!

Hi everyone!  My name is Jill & I have 3 little boys that love to get creative in the kitchen with me!  We have a blast making all sorts of fun food and we are so excited to be sharing how to make a Back to School lunch with you today!

Back to School Fun Food Bento Lunch by Jill from Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons.

How to Make a Back to School Bento Lunch

Making a fun school themed lunch is simple, you just need these items:

  • Sandwich of Choice using 2 Pieces of Whole Wheat White Bread
  • 1 Strawberry & 1 Blueberry Fruit Roll Up
  • 1 Cheese Stick
  • 1 Bugle Chip
  • 1 Raisin
  • 1 Slice of Turkey Lunch Meat
  • 2 Strawberry Starburst Candies
  • Cheez-It Scrabble Letter Crackers
  • 1 Red Apple (halved)
  • 1 Bento Lunch Container (we used Easy Lunch Boxes)


School Paper Sandwich: Cut off the crusts using kitchen scissors. Make any type of sandwich your kids will like & place it in the bento box. Place a fruit roll up on a cutting board and cut thin strips using a knife to make the lines on the outside of the bread (paper).

Edible pencil: place a cheese stick on the side adding a Bugle chip to the top. We cut off the tip of a raisin to look like lead. We cut a few square pieces from a turkey slice & stacked them up at the bottom for the eraser.

Eraser: Heat two strawberry Starburst in the microwave for 8 seconds. Then shape them to look like an eraser.

Back to School Sandwich! A Fun Food Bento Lunch by Jill from Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons.

We included Cheez-it Scrabble Crackers. These are awesome & kids will love making words with them!

Back to School Sandwich! A Fun Food Bento Lunch by Jill from Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons.

Cut a red apple in half & then cut out a A+ from the peel on top. You will want to add a little bit of lemon juice to prevent browning.

Back to School Apple! A Fun Food Bento Lunch by Jill from Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons.

Here is my very happy 2-year-old with his Back to School Bento! Amy, thank you so much for having us share one of our creations with all of you today!

Back to School Fun Food Bento Lunch by Jill from Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons.

How cute is that? Thanks Jill for sharing your cuteness with us at Living Locurto!

Here are a couple of Jill’s other Back to School creations….

school desk fun food idea   Twinkie Bus Fun food Idea
• I’m loving Jill’s Back to School Desk Treats!
• Who wouldn’t want to eat fun food like this Back to School Twinkie Bus?
Jill from Kitchen Fun with my 3 SonsJill Mills & her 3 little boys love to get creative in the kitchen. Their blog is packed full of fun food, silly snacks, tasty treats, & recipe ideas that they create mostly for kids. Jill & the boys reside Atlanta, GA. You can find them at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. They can also be found on FacebookPinterest, Instagram and Google+.

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About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.


  1. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!I also have 3 sons, and 2 daughters, and am so tired of ;pulling a rabbit out of my hat’ every day, trying to come up with something interesting and visually appealing for lunch-now I have new ideas!

  2. I want to make this, but here is my question with all these CUTE bento lunches…it seems you would waste a lot of food, using one of this here and one of that there…especially when if you use fruit in them..and only a few…that the rest of the fruit would go bad so fast. So let me ask you…if your making bento lunches most days for school…what do you do with the leftover stuff. Like say the fruit roll up…you barely used any. Do you use it the next day? What if the creation you want to make doesnt call for fruit roll ups in red and blue? Do they eat the rest when they get home from school? I've never seen anyone talk about what happens to all the leftovers. You can't go to the store and buy one raisin or one bugal. And you used such a tiny piece of turkey…So what do you do? I am curious.

  3. this is the cutest school lunch – ever!

  4. This is SOOO cute!!! Seriously, I can’t get over it!! So simple but I would not have thought of it. LOL I will try doing this one of the times we pack lunches for our homeschool classes.

  5. Thanks so much for having us over today!!:)

  6. Such a cute idea!! My girls are obsessed with Bento lunches. Love it! Pinned 🙂

  7. Absolutely adorable! Perfect for my daughter’s first day of 1st grade!! 🙂

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