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Not Your Mama’s Sack Lunch

Project Real Mom: Meow! A fun way to enjoy lunch!

Lunch boxes have come a LONG way since the days of brown paper bags and those metal lunch boxes with the latest superhero or cartoon character on them. Today’s lunch boxes are more like beautifully colored and styled insulated lunch bags, some even have your initials monogramed on them. We have reusable plastic containers, BPA-free containers, bento boxes, silicone smoothie pops and the list goes on and on. School lunch is big business these days! Every now and then, my kids have a school field trip that requires a brown bag sack lunch. It’s kind of a foreign concept to them! I decided to have a little fun with the brown bag lunch! There are a ton of ways you can decorate a brown bag lunch! I’ve shared a couple we’ve done in the past below. (HELPFUL HINT: Put your child’s lunch in a plastic grocery bag and then put the whole grocery bag in the brown paper bag. That way if any condensation won’t deteriorate the brown paper bag if it gets wet.)

Project Real Mom: Get creative with boring brown bag lunches!

Project Real Mom: Get creative with boring brown bag lunches!

At first I wondered if my kids were going to think these were “dorky” but the next time they needed a sack lunch for a school event, they specifically requested that I decorate their lunch bags! Aaaaw…sweet success! Here’s the second version of lunch bags:

Project Real Mom: Add a little sunshine to your child's sack lunch!

Project Real Mom: Add a little sunshine to your child’s sack lunch!

 

Project Real Mom: Meow! A fun way to enjoy lunch!

Project Real Mom: Meow! A fun way to enjoy lunch!

 

 

 

 

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Fun Halloween Treat for Classmates

ghost suckers

My kids go to a school that requires all treats and food that are brought into the classroom to share with other students must be store-bought. I understand the reasoning behind this but it requires some extra creative thinking on my part! For Halloween my kids wanted to bring a treat for their classmates. This was a project I used to do with my mom as a young kid and I thought it would be the perfect balance between creativity and a store-bought item.

 

Ghost Sucker Supplies

Supplies:

  • Any kind of wrapped, round sucker (We used Tootsie Roll suckers)
  • Kleenex or white fabric cut into 6″ x 6″ squares
  • Halloween-colored ribbon or string
  • Black permanent marker

You can use kleenex for the “ghost” part of the sucker but we opted for cutting up squares of white fabric. I found the fabric at the craft store on sale and it was the end of the roll so it was super cheap! Plus, I think the fabric stands up better to the “wear and tear” of the kids carrying them to school in their backpacks.

 

ghost suckers

 

Place the sucker in the middle of the fabric and fold over the top of the sucker. Tie Halloween-colored ribbon around the base of the sucker to hold the fabric on. Use a black marker to draw the eyes and mouth on the fabric. Voila! You’re done! And it’s a project the kids can easily do themselves! Happy Trick-or-Treating!

 

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