I have a super simple idea to jazz up lunchboxes for Easter- and really this is fun year round for the kiddos. Their little faces will just light up and you will feel like super Mom ( or Dad) and this only requires an extra 15 seconds of time.
Yeah for cheap and easy right?
I found the most adorable little plastic eggs at the Dollar Store- they have a bunch of different styles for just $1.00. Target has really cute ones too although they are more expensive. Minnie Mouse, Star Wars, Hello Kitty… whatever your little one loves.
You can use the little plastic eggs instead of a Ziploc to hold little things for the kiddos lunchbox. It brightens things up and adds a little extra fun.
I did this last year and when I was grabbing a few bags at the Dollar Store this year, I was really surprised that the girls asked me if they would get those in lunches again. I guess they remembered these from last Easter.
Anyway, it actually looks really cute and you can put chopped veggies, fruit (like a clementine), crackers, cookies, treats… any little snack.
Here are a few lunches I did this week for the girls. The one above has Annie’s cookies inside.
This was Maya’s snack for preschool today- the little racecar holds an entire package of fruit snacks.
And I found these little chicks that I love. These are bigger too so they fit more inside. The chick is holding some Wheat Thins but you could do any little cracker or Goldfish or even little Cheerios too.
Some of you might even have little eggs in storage right now that you can grab. You could even just grab plain colored eggs and use a sharpie to write a message or draw a little picture.
I just put all these in a bowl with warm soapy water to wash and let them air dry on a towel. If you don’t want to put food inside you could always add a little sticker or a lunchbox note (like these) instead.
And if you want more lunchbox ideas- get an easy tip to keep apples from browning plus a super healthy and yummy fruit dip recipe!
(This idea was inspired by Martha Stewart. Thanks Martha!)