10 Creative & Crafty Lunch Ideas for Kids

Whether your child is a picky eater or will eat anything you put in front of them, these creative lunch ideas for kids will definitely get them excited about lunch again. 

All you need are a few fun cookie cutters of their favorite cartoon characters and you're ready to get started on a super crafty lunch! They may look complicated, but trust us, these ideas are not that hard to recreate.

Scroll through the gallery to check out our top 10 favorite creative and crafty lunch ideas for kids this year!


  • Little Bunny Foo Foo

    The magical forest (broccoli with cheese flowers), fairy floss (cotton candy) and field mice (strawberries & sprinkles) make up a few parts of this adorable nursery rhyme themed lunch.

    Image via Another Lunch

  • May The Force Be With You

    A cookie cutter was used to make this Yoda sandwich with M&M eyes. Add some grapes and cucumber slices for a healthy kick as well as pretzel rods as mini light sabers!

    Image via Cookie Cutter Lunch

  • Sponge Bob

    Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Your Sponge Bob themed lunch of course! A variety of deli meats, cheeses and fruit leather were used to construct this creative meal.

    Image via Flickr

  • A Pirate's Life for Me!

    Cheese, a cucumber eye patch and an edible sugar eye were used to  create this not so scary pirate lunch.

    Image via Bento Lunch

  • Lady Bug Love

    Easily recreate this cute lady bug sandwich with a cookie cutter and cheddar cheese.

    Image via Hawaii's Bento Box Cookbook

  • Haunted House

    If it doesn't scare your child too much, we love this fun Halloween themed lunch full of ghosts and ghouls!

    Image via Lian Mama Obento

  • Monster Mash

    Turn your sandwich into a Domokun character using a red plum for the mouth and mozzerella as teeth. Make sure your kids eat their fruit by putting them in fun silicone cupcake holders.

    Image via Happy Little Bento

  • Feeling Sheepish

    Reveal the ham on the inside of the sandwich to recreate these two cozy sheep.

    Image via Parenting.com

  • Hello Kitty

    Break away from the traditional sandwich and add a mini pizza to your child's lunch. Top it with a slice of cheese shaped like Hello Kitty (you can use red pepper for the bow!).

    Image via Happy Little Bento

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