Yumbox is hosting an exciting Holiday Guessing Game that will give you the chance to win 1 of 3 $50 VISA gift cards (U.S. participants only). Each day Yumbox will post a bento box that was made by one fabulous bento blogger this past year, with one of the food wells covered. Those that will guess the hidden ingredient correctly will be entered to participate in the final drawing.
One of my lunches is being featured in the Holiday Guessing Game today. Head on over to Yumbox and check it out and see if you can guess my mystery food. HINT – search the label “yumbox” in my lower right-hand sidebar to bring up all my bento posts which contain yumbox lunches! It *may* be from one of my very first experiences with yumbox. Hint, hint.
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Good luck and have fun!
This adorable Frosty the snowman sandwich was so fun to make! It’s the perfect lunch for a chilly snow-filled day (much like the weather we’ve been having lately!). To find out how I made it, please visit Canadian Family.
Happy Sunday everyone! I sure do love the holidays, but it makes for a VERY busy time of year. I can barely keep up!! If only there were more hours in the day. It doesn’t help that I’ve had a bad cold for the last 2 weeks that I can’t seem to shake. I think my body is trying to tell me that I need some rest. Anyway, here are some recent bento boxes that my kiddo’s have enjoyed for their school lunches…
First up is this super cute Hello Kitty lunch that Kirsten enjoyed for her afternoon nutrition break. It’s packed in her white lego lunch box. I packed a turkey sandwich (with the crusts cut off) and topped the sandwich with some cute baran – a silicone flower and hello kitty face. The mini lego box inside held some fruit snacks. The box also contained some baby carrots, sliced cucumbers and orange segments. Yummy!
Next up is this super cute morning nutrition break packed in our 4-square lock and lock box. The sections held a sliced cereal bar, a minigo yogurt, some fresh orange segments and fresh red grapes with a cute giraffe pick!
Here’s another morning nutrition break bento packed in our pear-shaped bento box. One section held a cereal bar and some mini pretzel twists. The other section held fresh raspberries and blueberries and a peeled and halved clementine orange. I added instant cuteness with an elephant fork pick.
Kirsten enjoyed this fun lunch for her afternoon nutrition break and it was packed in an EasyLunchbox. The main compartment held a yummy sandwich cut with our cutezcute sandwich cutter set. The other sections held a silicone muffin cup with mini pretzel twists and some flower cut cucumbers with baby carrot dots.
And lastly, another fun and easy bento for the kid’s morning nutrition break packed in our steeltainer snack container. The front section held a rectangle silicone muffin cup with a granola bar, and the back section held some fresh raspberries, blackberries and red grapes with a cute pick!
Here are the tools I used to make these lunches…
We have made homemade ornaments for our Christmas tree for the last five years! My tree is starting to get over-taken by this home-made goodness. I’m okay with that though, because these ornaments are pretty awesome!! The kids are super duper proud of them and they’re not only sentimental for me, but I just love the way they look too. Here’s a little round-up of 5 Christmas tree ornaments that kids can make. Hopefully you can find some inspiration for your tree!
Click on the title of each ornament to link to the post with the actual instructions!
2013 – Melted Crayon ornaments
2012 – Melted perler bead and cookie cutters ornaments
2011 – Thumbprint ornaments
2010 – Model magic snowflake ornaments
2009 – Handprint snowmen ornament
We make a homemade ornament for the tree every single year. It’s just a tradition that we do that I started when my kids were babies. This is our fifth year going strong, and I have to say, these are SOOOO pretty, they might be my favourite so far. I know I say that every year, but these are just so pretty. They’re easy to make, and they look brilliant. All the crayon drippings are INSIDE the ornament too, so there is ZERO mess! I swear you could buy these in fancy stores they’re so pretty! We made 18 of these beauties this past weekend and I already want to make more to give away. They would make a great gift if you can bear to part with any of them. Mine are all on my tree. Every single one of them! This is how you make them…
What You’ll Need
1 package of Crayola crayons – don’t cheap out here because the Crayola ones really do melt the best
a sharp craft knife
1 package of clear GLASS craft ornaments
a hair dryer
a pair of oven mitts of thick winter gloves
* My kids had fun picking out the crayon colours and putting the crayon pieces in the ornaments. I did the blow drying part because the glass ornaments can get quite hot! Please supervise children when performing this part of the craft!*
How to Make It
1. Take your crayons out of the box and, using your craft knife, peel the wrappers from the crayons. Once your crayons are peeled, cut your crayons into small pieces – about 6 pieces per crayon.
2. Take the silver top off your ornament and place 3-4 crayon pieces into the ball. Experiment with colour combinations and have fun!
3. Put the silver top back on the ornament and put on a thermal or winter mitt. Turn your hair dryer on high heat and hold your ornament in your gloved hand. Heat up the crayons until they start to melt and then swirl the ornament around in your hand so the colours swirl all over the inside of the ornament. Don’t melt the crayons completely, it will be too much. Once you are satisfied with the coverage, turn off the blow dryer heat.
4. Take the silver top back off the ornament, and turn the ornament upside down over a plate or bowl. Turn your hair dryer on once again and heat up the crayons until they fall out of the opening at the bottom and on to your plate or bowl. Put the silver top back on your ornament, and you’re done!
Here is a major picture overload of some of my favourite ornaments we made.