Here are some easy tips to help you make fun lunches for kids even if you are short on time.
Parenting is so much harder with the standards Pinterest has set for us. The struggle to keep up with the Joneses went from who has the biggest TV to who has the cutest lunches and most creative birthday parties. You don’t want your child to feel left out, but the stress of trying to keep up with the latest trends can be overwhelming. Meanwhile, your Pinterest is packed with fun packed lunch ideas and you wonder how any mom can manage something so cute. You’re lucky just to get everyone out the door on time!
Here are 8 Things You Need to Easily Make Fun Lunches for Kids that will help make these creative lunches so much easier. You can do it even if you’re juggling a baby on your hip with a toddler tugging at your leg.
8 Things You Need to Easily Make Fun Lunches for Kids
Cookie cutters make for easy shaping of nearly anything in a moments notice and make packing crustless sandwiches a breeze for picky kids. You can create many different themed lunches with a big bag of assorted cookie cutters, giving you enough ideas to last through the year.
Spice up lunches with these cute lunch box jokes you just grab and toss into your child’s lunch without any planning or writing. These make it easy to make lunch fun and exciting.
Pack pudding, jello, yogurt, or any other fun treats in these silicone popsicle molds. These are perfect for making a nice big batch at the start of the week and grabbing and going in the morning.
Decorate your child’s lunch boxes with one hand by popping in a couple fun food picks.
Silicone baking cups can make for fun additions of color while keeping foods separated in your child’s lunch box. They are a two in one that takes no extra work for you to make lunch a bit fun and different every day.
A nice insulated food jar allows you to pack hot foods for lunch and have them still hot when it comes time to eat. This is a fun alternative to the classic sandwich lunch.
How about fun, safe to eat markers for leaving messages for your kids? You can even add finishing touches like eyes to your child’s fish shaped sandwich.
Don’t forget fun ice packs to keep lunches cold. Grab a bit of a variety and your child will never know what they will get each day. From cars to your child’s favorite movie, the possibilities are endless.
Remember this is not about who can do more, make a fancier lunch, or how guilty you feel for spending less time than another mom spent hand carving lunch into something new and exciting. Small touches can be fun and make your child feel loved.