Kids are always so excited about the prospect of all the Halloween candy they’re going to get when trick-or-treating! It’s easy for them to forget to eat the healthy part of their lunch…but you can make all those healthy sides a little more tempting with these easy hacks.
Clementine Jack o’Lanterns + Free Joke Printables
It just takes seconds to look like a super-star Mom – and thrill your kids during lunchtime – with this super-simple Clementine jack o’lantern!
Just grab a sharpie and draw a quick face on the Clementine. Let it dry for a couple of seconds before you toss it in the lunchbox.
And take just a few seconds while you’re preparing for the week to print off these free adorable Halloween joke printables – they’re such a fun and easy way to bring a smile to your kiddo’s face at lunch (no matter how he or she did on the spelling test that day).
Halloween Juice Box Ideas
Juice boxes are a lunch box staple. For a special treat, deck out your kid’s juice box in not-so-spooky Halloween style!
These Halloween juice box ideas are very simple to do. You’ll even find free printables that are so simple…just print, cut, tape and ta-da – a cute little treat that your kids will love!
Baby carrots, a dab of peanut butter and red pepper triangles are all it takes to create these clever Halloween witch fingers!
Ghost Pudding Cups
Even if you’re running late on school mornings, you can spare the 2 seconds it takes to create these adorable ghost pudding cups!
Just grab your sharpie and draw a quick face on the pudding cup – it doesn’t get much simpler than that!
If you’re the organized type (and I’m sure you are), you could draw the faces on the pudding cups as soon as you get them home from the store. Or have the kiddos draw the faces themselves (it’s sure to keep them occupied for at least a few moments)!
Mandarin Orange Cup Jack o Lanterns
These super-simple mandarin orange lunchbox treats just call for a Sharpie and limited drawing skills!
A bit of gauze tape and some candy eyes are all it takes to transform an ordinary apple into a super-fun Halloween treat!
Don’t have candy eyes? Then add chocolate chips or mini M&Ms instead.
There’s also a delicious sounding caramel and Heath bar dip recipe that’s included on the website – click through to get the instructions, as well as see how she packaged the dip and apples for a classroom goody bag!
Ghost Cheese Sticks
How did we get by without Sharpies…or cheese sticks? How fun for your kiddo to open his/her lunch box and find a ghastly ghost cheese stick!
I did say to keep your Sharpie handy, right? Take 5 seconds and draw a screaming face on your kid’s banana!