we have just a few weeks of summer hoorah left here
but i'm seeing so many littles on social media that are headed back to school already ... so i thought i'd share a few pictures of a little basket i keep in our snack drawer, that is full of fun things i use to pack lunch for the girls during the school year.
grab a basket, raid your cupboards & craft stash (since most of this stuff you might already have)
grab a basket, bin or container and fill it up with the following goodies to keep handy in the kitchen where you or your kiddos usually pack lunch
when i make wraps or tortillas in wax paper i use washi tape to keep it tightly rolled
ya know all those birthday party napkins you always have left over and are hanging around somewhere in a drawer? use them in your kids lunches! sometimes i find some fun ones at yard sales (still in the package) and add those to the stash
cupcake molds from the craft store are great for grapes, carrots and berries
or even goldfish or little pieces of candy
this picture is from my instagram feed ... this was the lunch i made my girls for valentines day ♥
just to give you an idea of how i used the molds
find a little tin or container to store lunch box notes in ...
i find these metal recipe boxes at thrift stores all the time
i have a small laminator that i use to laminate the jokes once they're print & cut
... they survive the sticky applesauce and leaky juice boxes that way
... keeping them around for a while longer
i have a whole board on pinterest just for lunch ideas & links to free printable lunch box jokes
go get some! ... and here's another picture from instagram of my laminator
and of course a variety of containers (especially heart ones) are great for packing pretty much anything you can think of ... these were from target last year
at the beginning of the last school year i purchased some re-usable snack & sandwich bags from one of my favortie handmade shops ... and Shannon (who is the hustlemama) is super sweet & hard-working!
she's always coming up with new products and everyone i know who has ordered eco-friendly goods from her, has been so pleased. even my mother-in-law couldn't resist after she saw mine!
i just got a few new things from her shop ...
washable lunch napkins (in rainbow colors. or course.)
washable sandwich wraps
and some MLP sandwich & snack bags
which of course my littlest little was over the moon about
Shannon has offered my readers a 15% discount on any purchase
just use the coupon code RUBIES when you place your order
she said this almost makes her want to start school right away.
happy nutella sandwiches with sprinkles
(lots of sprinkles)
what do you guys do to make your kiddos lunches extra special? do tell ♥
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