There are ways of lunch packing styles which are fun and creative for kids to decorate and personalize his and her lunch bag. They could use labels, stickers, markers and even ask their mom to make it from a reusable oil cloth lunch bag.
Oil Cloth Lunch Bag is a leak free lunch tote bag where you could wash and reuse it. Kids and moms could decorate the top folder to hold the bag closed by using a colorful paper clip or clothes clip. Also, you could attach small Velcro tabs to fasten the bag.
Labels and Stickers would also help to add personal touches to your kid’s lunch bag. Scan a favorite kids’ character such as cartoon or food icons and print them out on white water resistant labels. Then, cut out and stick the labels onto the lunch box or lunch bag. For a sweet gesture, you could add a little note from Mom and Dad to go with the bag.
Stickers could be other fun accessories that are ready to be affixed on the lunch bag too! Also, you could make your own stickers by using cut out labels or sticker paper that you may select the characters and words to theme up your brown lunch bag.
Iron-On Art is also a creative way to decorate a fabric lunch sack by scanning a drawing or your kid’s picture into a computer. Later print it out on an iron-on transfer that is specifically made for color fabric. Cut out the pictures and iron the transfer onto the lunch bag. Always remember that when transferring the iron-on art you need to insert a piece of cardboard so that it won’t melt together.
Eco-friendly canvas lunch bag is of course durable and can be used it again and again. There are many plain tote bags that you could decorate and add some designs to it similar to what you could do with a brown bag.
Fabric Baggies as Alternative to Plastic Wraps are become popular as the fabric itself is certified as a food safe wrapping where you could pack snacks and sandwiches directly into it without using any plastic bag. Available in three sizes from lunchskin; they are durable as well as dishwasher safe so you have reduce the amount of use in plastic bags. Many patterns would become your favorite as this lightweight cotton fabric could be written with your kid’s name on it.
Bento Box and Lunch Bag All in One, this type of a messy-free divisional style compartment keeps the dishes separately into individual sections. Kids would enjoy the meal easily as the lock could be opened and closed by using clip-and-lock technology. Plus, this plastic lunch box has come with a matching insulated carrying case so that kid could handle it at ease.
Japanese LunchBoxes from Japanese artist, Shinzi Katoh are good examples to stop the need for plastic bags in kid’s lunch. Similar to the click and lock style of lunch boxes, this beautiful lunchbox has two major compartments that are enough to pack for a staple food and fruit salads separately. With beautiful artistic and childlike designs, this lunch box is sure for kids to enjoy.
With abundance of fresh and creative ways to decorate your kid’s lunch bag and lunch box, parents also need to educate children how to take care of their lunch box for a long-term wear. This will not only promote the environmental benefit for less landfill waste but more practical advance is that they can be used hundreds of times and save parents’ money over the long run.