Are you in a school lunch rut already?
It doesn’t take too many days of making the same old sandwich before your kids get bored. My kids usually want to stick to sandwiches though so that kind of limits how creative I can get with school lunches.
Fortunately, this quick and easy Minecraft sandwich hack jazzes things up and gives kids fun little finger sandwiches they will love.
Making school lunch fun (and simple, because we all need simple) boils down to having the right tools.
For this Minecraft sandwich, I used the FunBites sandwich cutter. These come in all kinds of shapes and can be used on many different foods. For this, I used the square cutter because you can cut your food to look like Minecraft pixels.
FunBites is a great tool to have for school lunches because it lets you jazz up just about anything. Even my picky toddlers love the idea of eating tiny sandwiches so they eat a surprising amount of food when I use FunBites to cut up their lunch.
See it in action here:
- One slice of wheat bread
- One slice of white bread
- FunBites square cutter
Make your sandwich using one slice of white bread and one slice of wheat bread. This gives you two different colors to work with.
You could paint your bread lightly with food coloring if you want a more authentic look (or use spinach juice to get a green color), but I wanted to keep things simple and my kids were amused that it looked "close enough" to Minecraft.
I'm all for doing your best work but around here, sometimes "good enough" works just fine.
I used two sandwiches to make this because after cutting the crust off (go ahead and snack on these as you work), it made the sandwich a bit smaller and my boys tend to eat a lot.
Flip the pieces over that you need to create a Minecraft figure. We were aiming for Steve from Minecraft so I just did a simple face design.
Feel free to get as creative as you want. If you come up with a fun design, we'd love to see it. Share it on our Facebook page.
I packed up our sandwiches in a Fuel Sandwich Box. It's basic but it gets the job done.
What I love is their little dip container. it's one of the few that I've found to be completely leak proof and it has separate compartments for dip and chips or veggies.
To pack the whole thing up, we use the BUILT Spicy Relish Lunch Tote. BUILT sent me some samples for the new school year and they have so many fun styles to choose from. I love the quality on these. They are the only lunch bags I've found that really insulate food well enough.
We used to go through new lunch bags every few months. It got to the point that it really wasn't saving me money any more over just using paper sacks. The BUILT lunch bags are made to last for years -- provided my kids don't lose them.
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*This post contains affiliate links. I was sent samples for review purposes. All opinions are my own.