This simple to make back to school bento lunch box is the cutest idea ever! Your kids will smile when they open their lunch box to find this adorable edible paper, pencil and eraser.
Make Your Kids Smile with This Back to School Bento Lunch Box
It’s back to school party time as I host a week of new back to school ideas by some of my favorite DIY bloggers!
It’s easier than you think to get creative with school lunches. I love this adorable back to school 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! ~ Amy
How to Make a Back to School Bento Lunch
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!
Making a fun school themed bento box 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.
We included Cheez-it Scrabble Crackers. These are awesome & kids will love making words with them!
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.
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!
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…
Want more lunch box ideas? Print this Lunch Box Planner with 85 lunch ideas!
Jill 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 Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+.
Originally published on August 14, 2013. Last Updated on April 18, 2019 by Amy Locurto