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Back to School Monster Munch

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Packing lunches for school everyday can be a challenge. Especially when the teachers send home the leftovers and you can see how much your kid did or didn’t eat. I’m always looking for new ideas to pack because I want to make sure he’s getting all of the nutrients he needs. So I’ve learned to make it fun and be creative in how and what I pack. The more fun, the less food I get back at the end of the day 🙂

While brainstorming for fun ways to pack my toddler’s lunch, Monster Munch was born! He loves Quaker Chewy bars so to make it more fun, I turned them into monsters. Or robots. Or aliens. Whatever your kid may say these are! I picked up all of the supplies at Walmart and went to town creating monsters!

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Supplies:

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Foil

Stickers

Glitter card stock paper

Glue stick

Sharpies

Directions:

1.Wrap the Chewy bar in foil and tuck each end over.

2. Cut horns, hair, whatever out of glitter card stock.

3. Add a small amount of glue and place horns to stick out on each side. Fold foil over.

4. Apply stickers and draw nose, mouth, etc.

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And that’s it! Super simple but your kids will think it’s really cool when they open their lunchbox and see a monster staring back at them 🙂 If you’re in a bind, just stick to the foil and eyes. Kids are simple and they’ll think something simple like that is fun too. I’m also thinking of sending a box of these monsters with him on the first day to pass out to his friends.

Back to school is a super exciting time for kids (and parents), and the more fun you can make it, the more memorable it will be for your kids. By providing them with a nutritious breakfast and lunch, you are setting them up to succeed and have a great learning experience at school.

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How do you keep your kids entertained with their lunches? Do you do fun things with their food? I need ideas! 

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