What will the kids be taking to school for their lunch and how will they carry it? Will it be packed with all the favorites?
Several years ago I saw on another blog about Bento Lunches which originated from Japan, (obento is a home made or takeout meal box) they are creative and because they use a lot of rice they make all sorts of rice ball creations, using little molds for some of the food, (in this case rice) but they also make their lunches colorful and usually with little toys or picks added. In Japan there are actually bento shops, convenient stores and other places that sell ready meals.
Bento boxes arent just for school lunches but carried on outings, short trips to the park or hikes. Anytime you need to provide some good snacks.
Katie From Shopping Momma she created each one of theses lunches.
How to Create the Cutest Bento Lunches Ever
Quote, “The word kyaraben (キャラ弁) or charaben is a shorter version of “character bento” and it’s what a lot of people think of when they hear the word bento. The word itself describes what it is very well. Its a bento box where the food is arranged to look like characters, usually in a cute manner. It can be animals, famous characters, people and objects.” If you Google charaben on Amazon you will find lots of cute cookie cutters and other small toys as inserts in lunch boxes.
The whole idea that box lunches were created were to get kids excited to eat their lunches. And I think Oscar Mayer sorta did this with lunchables, but who knows what hides inside some of the foods.
There are so many ideas you can find on Pinterest but I thought I would share a few here.
The bento boxes below are available to Bed Bath and Beyond, but there are others at Target and they seem to be getting more popular.
Then there are the accessories that can be added to the Bento lunches, so cute
Alicia at Balancing Motherhood
Lunch Box Accessories and Bento Lunch Ideas
Here are some printable’s I found 350 printable back to school lunch box notes and jokes
Heidi at Happiness Is Homemade
But this gets even better with adding little notes to your kids lunches to let them know you are thinking about them at lunch or how proud of them you are, so many ways to bound with the kids,guaranteed to make your kids laugh and smile at lunchtime all year long!
Free Printable Lunch Box Jokes
Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Material: The containers: Main body PP, PS inner lid Capacity: about 850ml (on the 500ml, under 350ml): (bowl) 350ml Size: 10.8 * 10.8 * 13.5 cm Weight: 125 g Package List: 1 pcs lunch box
Have you ever prepared Bento lunches for your kids, do they like them, are they time consuming, what are your thoughts?