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!
My kids love homemade school lunches and every now and again when we have extra time, we like to make our kids lunches extra special. This year we made a Halloween Bento Box to get our kids in the Halloween spirit and they loved it so much, we had to share it with you!
Halloween Lunch Box Ideas for Kids
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. We love using boxes with separators inside so less plastic bag packaging is required to get food safely to its destination.
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What is a Bento Box?
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 a traditional bento box, but can be a fun and easy way to send food to school or beyond.
Where Can I Get Bento Box Containers?
If you are wanting to make a boxed lunch like we did, you can grab Bento Box containers that we used right here on Amazon. Or here are some other bento boxes that you might like.
Although, you can also use any regular lunchbox and use small containers or plastic bags to store each item in. Okay, now it’s time to put this all together!
Supplies Needed to Make a Halloween Bento Box Lunch
- 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
- Red Food Coloring
- Black Sharpie
- Pumpkin Cookie Cutter
Assemble Your Halloween Bento Box Lunch
Step 1 – Pumpkin Sandwich
Start by making your 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 – Ghost String Cheese
Next, draw a ghost fast on the string cheese using the black sharpie. We put two eyes and a mouth like shown in the video.
Step 3 – Carrot Stick Fingers
- Now, 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).
- Take a small diced piece of celery and attach it in the duvet of the carrot using a small amount of ranch (this will help it be sticky).
- One the serrated edge, apply a bit of food coloring to resemble blood. Yes, these end up looking really creepy cool!
Step 4 – Graveyard Dessert
Finally, 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!!
Want more fun Halloween ideas? Check out:
- Halloween is our favorite season! Click to see all of our great fun and educational resources!
- This Harry Potter pumpkin juice recipe is magically delicious!
- Make Halloween over Zoom easy with printable Halloween masks!
- Check out this candy corn coloring page!
- A Halloween night light you can make to scare ghosts away.
- You can decorate a Halloween door to show your spirit(s)!
- Halloween stem activities are spooky and science!
- We have found some great easy Halloween crafts for kids.
- Your little ones are sure to love this adorable bat craft!
- Halloween drinks that are sure to be a hit!
- Build motor skills with these super cute (not scary!) tracing pages!
How did your Halloween bento box lunch turn out? Did your kids love the fun Halloween lunch box idea?