this week in bento boxes

The countdown to Halloween is on. We’ve got 5 days to go and the kids are pumped. We picked out our pumpkins yesterday and we’re ready to carve them this afternoon. It looks like it’s going to be a bitter cold night for trick-or-treating where we are, but I’m sure that won’t stop these kids. I made them a couple Halloween-style lunches last week and they are looking forward to more of the same for this week. Check them out….



The kids had matching spooky lunches in their Rubbermaid Lunchblox lunch kits. The largest container held a turkey sandwich. I used plastic eyeball picks, and a lip pops lollipop mouth for the facial features. The smaller containers held pretzel sticks, a silicone muffin cup with special ghost cookies, baby carrots, green grapes and a cute ghost pick. They also had a ghost yogurt drink. I peeled the label off a yogurt drink and drew a ghost face on with a sharpie marker. So simple and so cute! The kids loved it.



They also had a matching jack o’lantern lunch in their EasyLunchboxes. The main compartment held a ham sandwich. I used a slice of cheddar cheese and cut a jack o’lantern face out of it with my small bento cutters. I stuck a leaf pick in the top of the sandwich for the stem. The other compartments held fancy cut cucumbers (use a veggie peeler to peel 3 strips around a cucumber, then cut and arrange the cucumbers in a checkerboard fashion), and a mandarin orange cup with adorable jack o’lantern sticker faces.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches (contains affiliate links)

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Spooky Halloween Mini Pizzas


I just love making mini pizzas with the kids. They are easy and quick to make and the kids love them. Last weekend we decided to make our mini pizzas a little more spooky and made them Halloween-style. The kids loved them! Find out how we made them by visiting CBC Parents.

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this week in bento boxes

Happy Sunday! Halloween is sneaking up on us and I’ve started making spooky and fun lunches for the kiddos for school. This week the kids enjoyed 2 matching Halloween bento boxes and I’m ready to make more this week!



The first Halloween lunch is packed in their EasyLunchboxes. The large compartment held a mini silicone loaf pan with sliced cheesestring and pepperoni. I put some round Saltine crackers beside the silicone mold. The other compartments held a silicone muffin cup with sliced baby carrots and a cute cupcake ring pick and a container of unsweetened applesauce with a spooky vinyl face on top – I found the spooky vinyl faces at the dollar store.



Next is a couple matching spooky lunches in their Rubbermaid Lunchblox Kits. The large sandwich container held a turkey sandwich with Halloween icing eyes and a lip pop Halloween pick – leftover from the lollipop. The other containers held crinkle cup cucumbers and sliced green apple with a spider ring pick and pretzel sticks with a silicone muffin cup holding sliced cheesestring.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches (contains affiliate links)

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Halloween Foods For Kids Round-Up


I’ve made a lot of spooky snacks and frightening foods for my kids over the years. If you click on the “Halloween” tab in my sidebar, you’ll find loads of foods and crafts that are perfect for Halloween. Here’s a little round-up of a few of my favourites from over the years. Stay tuned for some more new and cute ones this year too! Here are the links to these fun foods:

1. Jack O’Lantern Fruit Cups

2. Yogurt Ghost

3. Jello Boo Cups

4. Fruit and Veggie Witch

5. Owl Pops

6. Frankenstein Sandwich

7. Tarantula Tacos


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