Creepy And Cute Halloween Bento Box Recipe

If your kids are tired of sandwiches or school lunch, this Halloween bento box lunch box idea for kids is genius to make mealtime fun! Surprising your child with a creepy cute lunch full of silly Halloween food is sure to delight. Come to think of it, let’s not just do this for Halloween! What fun!

Halloween lunch box ideas for kids - bento box shown with Halloween background
Let’s fill our lunch box with Halloween food that is fun!

Halloween Bento Box Idea for Kids Lunch

A bento box is a box filled with different compartments for food separating the foods from each other. It is traditionally made with Japanese Cuisine but has since become popular among Americans as a fancy way to say a boxed lunch packed with food. Most of the bento boxes you find in the US are not fully traditional bento boxes but can be a fun and easy way to send food to school or beyond and they use less plastic bag packaging is required to get food safely to its destination.

This year we made a Halloween Bento Box get our kids in the Halloween spirit and they loved it so much, we had to share it with you! No matter if you are sending a lunch box, lunch bag, or sitting down for a fun lunch at home, these Halloween lunch box ideas will bring the spooky cute fun.

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The kids will love this Halloween Bento Box so much!

Ingredients for Halloween Bento Box Lunch

Just the right amount of creepy and cute!

directions to make Halloween Bento Box Lunch

Step 1

Start by making your Pumpkin sandwich. We used SunButter since our son has a peanut allergy. Then cut out the sandwich using your Pumpkin Cookie Cutter so it is Pumpkin Shaped.

Step 2

Next, make the Ghost String cheese. Draw a ghost fast on the string cheese using the black sharpie. We put two eyes and a mouth.

Creepy and cool Carrot stick fingers!

Step 3

Now, we can make the Carrot Stick Fingers. Use a knife to cut off one side of the bottom of a carrot leaving a duvet like it is a nail bed on a finger. On the opposite side, cut the end like a serrated edge (to resemble a broken finger).

Step 4

Take a small diced piece of celery and attach it to the duvet of the carrot using a small amount of ranch (this will help it be sticky).

Step 5

On the serrated edge, apply a bit of food coloring to resemble blood. Yes, these end up looking really creepy cool!

Use chocolate pudding topped with crushed Oreos and the bug candies for the Graveyard dessert.

Step 6

Finally, we will make the Graveyard Dessert. Scoop some chocolate pudding into one side of the bento box and top with crushed Oreos and the bug candies. This is basically a dirt cup and serves as a dessert!

All that is left to do is serve this up to your kids for Halloween and watch their reaction!!

You can definitely make bento boxes for other occasions!

how to serve creepy and cute halloween bento box

Although, you can also use any regular lunchbox and use small containers or plastic bags to store each item in.

Yield: 1 serving

Creepy And Cute Halloween Bento Box

Halloween Bento Box

This Halloween bento box lunch box idea for kids is genius to make mealtime fun! This is definitely a way to make lunchboxes more special.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Materials

  • Bread
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly (or other toppings for the sandwich)
  • String Cheese still in package
  • Baby Carrots
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Bug Gummy Candies
  • Ranch Dip
  • Celery, Diced

Tools

  • Red Food Coloring
  • Black Sharpie
  • Pumpkin Cookie Cutter

Instructions

  1. Start by making your Pumpkin sandwich. We used SunButter since our son has a peanut allergy. Then cut out the sandwich using your Pumpkin Cookie Cutter so it is Pumpkin Shaped.
  2. Next, make the Ghost String cheese. Draw a ghost fast on the string cheese using the black sharpie. We put two eyes and a mouth.
  3. Now, we can make the Carrot Stick Fingers. Use a knife to cut off one side of the bottom of a carrot leaving a duvet like it is a nail bed on a finger. On the opposite side, cut the end like a serrated edge (to resemble a broken finger).
  4. Take a small diced piece of celery and attach it to the duvet of the carrot using a small amount of ranch (this will help it be sticky).
  5. On the serrated edge, apply a bit of food coloring to resemble blood. Yes, these end up looking really creepy cool!
  6. Finally, we will make the Graveyard Dessert. Scoop some chocolate pudding into one side of the bento box and top with crushed Oreos and the bug candies. This is basically a dirt cup and serves as a dessert!

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you ????

  2. Kristen Yard says:

    You’re welcome!

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