One of the ways a parent can make their kid’s school days as fun as possible is by adding tiny touches of wonder here and there. And that includes the food our hungry students enjoy when they sit down for lunch. While there’s obviously nothing wrong with sending your child to school with a simple sandwich and some carrot sticks on the side or giving them a few dollars to pick up a prepped meal from the cafeteria, if you have the time and energy, making artistic lunches can be a simple and silly way to make you both smile.
That’s why I decided to try to make Pinterest-worthy school lunches for my kids. If you’re an avid Pinterest user, then you already know what I’m referring to when I say these wildly cute lunches are definitely worthy of a picture on social media. For anyone who isn’t quite in-the-know, some moms and dads create packed lunches for their kids that are ridiculously adorable.
Do a quick search and you’ll find seemingly endless options that embrace themes like dinosaurs, aliens, and woodland creatures. There are also options that are perfect for certain holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and Christmas. Some clever parents have even come up with lunches that look like popular characters from our favorite fictional films and books like Toy Story, The Lego Movie, Star Wars, and Winnie-the-Pooh.
For my first attempt, I decided to stay away from specific characters — I honestly didn’t want to ruin my child’s lunchtime by making Buzz Lightyear or Tigger look like a wonky mess — so I opted for options that I felt like I could successfully nail.
Take a look to see if my school lunches ended up as adorably appetizing as I had intended or if they were a delicious disaster.