How to Make Kids Lunches More Fun

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There are two types of kids.

  1. The kid who wants to eat the same thing every single day of the week, sometimes more than one time per day.
  2. The kid who loves something one day and then hates it the next.

Which type of kid do you have? Or, are your kids like mine and bounce back and forth between the two? Either way, there is a way to make lunches more fun for kids. I’ll let you in on a little secret… creating fun lunches is more fun for us too! This week, we created our first character, Inspector Caper Eyes.

How to Make Inspector Caper Eyes

What You’ll Need:

Cheese sticks
Salami, sliced thin
Sliced olives w/ pimentos
Pretzel Sticks

Step 1: Unwrap your cheese stick

Step 2: Take a slice of salami and wrap it around the cheese stick. Fresh, thin salami slices will easily cling to itself and stay closed.

Step 3: Add two capers for his eyes, a pimento mouth and a sliced olive for his hat.

Step 4: Break two pretzel sticks in half and create his arms and legs.

Inspector Caper Eyes can be placed in a lunchbox on his own, or with a twin, if your little one has a bigger appetite.

Don’t forget to include some snacks. We usually include blue corn tortilla chips or veggies on the side. And lastly, their lunch isn’t complete without a juice box! We love Juicy Juice! Especially their three new better-for-you options, which are packed with functional benefits with juicy flavor that parents can feel great about serving to their kids.

Juicy Juice Juicy Waters is the new flavored-water beverage that my kids LOVE! It’s made with filtered water and a splash of flavor and has no sugar or sweeteners and is available in Fruit Punch, Orange and Strawberry Watermelon.

Juicy Juice Fruitfuls Organic features 45% less sugar than the leading juice and packs a half cup of fruit in each 8 ounce serving with a fruity flavor kids love. Available in the original single-serve juice box and a new multi-serve 59oz bottle in Apple, Fruit Punch and Grape, perfect for meals in the house!

We can’t wait to create our next character! Any ideas? Don’t forget to check out our other family-friendly favorite recipes.

There is a way to make lunches more fun for kids. I'll let you in on a little secret... creating fun lunches is more fun for us parents too! Here’s how to make Inspector Caper Eyes. Here’s how to make him! #ad



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  • April
    September 19, 2019

    This is such a great idea! My kids would love this!

  • Clair Cook
    September 18, 2019

    This is such a fun idea! My kids would LOVE this way of eating lunch 🙂

  • Amanda Martin
    September 18, 2019

    Such a cute idea! I remember my mom cutting a hot dog into a hot-man (slitting the dog to have arms and legs) when I was young and putting a face on him with mustard!
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  • Jen
    September 18, 2019

    What a cute and fun idea. Every kid would adore this – I know mine would 🙂 It’s a lovely idea and I will definitely try this.
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  • Kileen
    September 17, 2019

    This is such a fun way to make kids lunches more enjoyable! Definitely need to try these for my kids!

  • Jasmine Hewitt
    September 16, 2019

    this is really cute! would work for a classroom party!
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  • Krystel | Frugal Living
    September 15, 2019

    This is so very cute, love that you take the time to do this. A must try!
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  • Nancy Johnson Horn
    September 15, 2019

    How cute! Such a fun and creative idea!

  • Marysa
    September 14, 2019

    This is so cute! My kids would love it if we made these for lunch.
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  • Catherine
    September 14, 2019

    This is a really sweet and fun idea! Such a great way to get those picky eaters to enjoy lunch and snack time.

  • Olya AMANOVA
    September 14, 2019

    When it comes to food my kids are hard to please. I find these cute ideas very helpful. It makes the eating process fun and a little adventure. It helps me a great deal.

  • Steph S
    September 14, 2019

    Omg such cute, fun lunch ideas! I’m always making the same things and I know my daughter would love these!
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  • Melanie williams
    September 14, 2019

    How cool is this. It looks very fun and a really fab way to make food and lunches for kids interesting x

  • Lisa
    September 14, 2019

    I don’t have kids (yet) but these are useful tips. I’ll also share it with my parent friends!

  • Renee | The Good Hearted Woman
    September 13, 2019

    This is adorable! Keeping things interesting for the kiddos is half the battle when it comes to packing lunches!

  • Sara |
    September 13, 2019

    Such an adorable idea! I know a few little ones who would adore this ♡. I’ll be sending this goodness to all the mamas I know 😉
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  • Nicole Bertrand
    September 13, 2019

    I love this because it’s fun and yet achievable! I can make these for my daughter’s lunch and it won’t take me an hour. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Shannon Gurnee
    September 13, 2019

    This is such a cute idea! Definitely gives playing with food a new name.
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  • Ashley
    September 13, 2019

    These are such creative ideas! I love the string cheese man!

  • Marina
    September 13, 2019

    Very creative, I’m sure your kids loved it x
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  • Claudia Krusch
    September 13, 2019

    Love all your ideas! Using capers as eyes is such a creative touch!
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  • Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    September 13, 2019

    This is very creative. I can’t wait to have a child to make cool lunch meals like this.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc
    September 13, 2019

    That is a cute way to prepare a school lunch! I should suggest this to my daughter so her kids can have visually appealing, healthy and delicious food to take to school.

  • Lyosha
    September 13, 2019

    how fun is that! Very nice idea, looks absolutely sweet and I am sure kids love it. I’d make alike for my family too
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  • Chad
    September 13, 2019

    That is seriously so creative and super super fun!!! I would love to do it for my kids, great idea.

  • Ave
    September 13, 2019

    My daughter bounces back and forth between the two too! I never know what to add to her lunch box but I’m sure she would love the character you created! Have to give this a try!

  • WanderlustBeautyDreams
    September 13, 2019

    How cute is this! I love this idea to make lunches more fun especially for kids. Sending this article to my mom friends!
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  • Emman Damian
    September 13, 2019

    These are such cool ideas! I want to make fun food for my niece and nephews! Thanks for sharing your craft!
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  • Katrina
    September 13, 2019

    These are so cute, my son is a very picky eater so I will be making these for sure!
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  • Kelly Martin
    September 13, 2019

    This is such a great idea to make kids lunches more fun. Love it!

  • kumamonjeng
    September 13, 2019

    What a creative way to make kid love their food and enjoy it. Thanks for your lovely inspiration.
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  • Ruth I
    September 13, 2019

    Fun and taste can be a great combination. That looks so clever. I am sure kids are going to love it.

  • Catalina
    September 13, 2019

    My kid will love this lunch idea. It’s so cute and tasty! Yummy!

  • Cristina Petrini
    September 13, 2019

    If the children prepare the same for them they will be more likely to eat. Great inspiration.

  • littlemisadvencha
    September 13, 2019

    youre a super cool mom. so creative in making kid’s lunch. kids will surely eat whatever is served even veggies if they are presented this way. 💕

  • Sherry
    September 13, 2019

    What a cute idea for lunch. I wish my kids were small again so I can do this with their lunches.

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    September 12, 2019

    I love the fun element in food prep. Kids can make their own characters using all the edible parts!

  • Kathy
    September 12, 2019

    I love this. It’s such a fun idea. I like how simple this is to make as well. I love doing things like this with my kids lunches.

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    September 12, 2019

    School lunches should be fun, with your kid’s input. These really add an element of fun! Great ideas!

  • Ronnie
    September 12, 2019

    So cute and so simple to make! My kids would love this and get such a kick out of the design. 🙂 Really like this!

  • Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome
    September 12, 2019

    That’s such a great idea! Perfect to make lunch more fun

  • Natural Beauty And Makeup
    September 12, 2019

    I can relate with the kid type 2 😛 I am going to share this post with my sister who has two kids. I am sure she will find this article helpful ☺
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  • Nicholas Tuma
    September 12, 2019

    These little food creations are fabulous. I am going to have to pack my nephews lunches on their vacation. Fast and yummy!
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  • Yanna
    September 12, 2019

    This is so cute! I am always super busy so decorating their lunch is the furthest thing from my mind. My sons would love this, so I think I should give it a try!

  • Tara Pittman
    September 12, 2019

    My boys make their own lunches but they would love these ideas. I need to show these to them.

  • jenna | the urben life
    September 12, 2019

    OMG these are adorable! Love them 🙂
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  • GiGi Eats
    September 12, 2019

    I soooo see myself doing this when my son starts going to school and I have to pack him lunches! haahahha! I will want him to help me too!

  • Erin Knight
    September 12, 2019

    That is a fun idea for making kids lunches, and it is so visually appealing. My kids love juice box as well, but sometimes they would drink the same flavor for entire week, and other times they would just alternate between different flavors.

  • Monica Parlee
    September 12, 2019

    My poor kids, when they were little had such boring lunches. Back in those days it was a sandwich, an apple and a drink box…day after day. Love how people are now, way more inventive!
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  • Kendra
    September 12, 2019

    This is adorable! And something fun to make together with the kiddos!

  • Fay D
    September 12, 2019

    Hehe! These are so neat! Really cute ideas and I’m pretty sure they absolutely make things more fun around lunch times.

  • Jessie
    September 12, 2019

    Oh my goodness these ideas are so super cute. My son just started preschool, and I am so excited to try these with him. Thanks so much!

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