Simple Spooky School Lunches

We’ve the spooky spirit, and I couldn’t resist sharing and easy yet satisfying way to add a little fun and spookiness to your kid’s lunches. If you are like me, the morning’s are hard enough to manage and make sure everyone is fed, dressed, lunches packed, and backpacks loaded with schoolbooks and finished homework. But I still love to have a little fun. Here is a simple way, with very little supplies, to spice up and spookify your tween’s lunch this Halloween season.

  • A. Mummy water bottle – cut about 1″ strips from a paper towel sheet and wrap around water bottle. Secure by tucking in or taping. Attach eyeball stickers, or glue on a couple pair of googly eyes.
  • B. Trick or Treat note or tag – If you want to send a little spooky note, you can use the Trick or Treat Printable to either cut a card or tag out and attach with ribbon. (You can also send an electronic Trick or Treat card – go here to send a personal ecard!)
  • C. Skeleton face sandwiches – with a Sharpie® create a simple skeleton face by drawing a straight line across for the mouth, add hash marks for the teeth, two small ovals for the nose holes, and bigger ovals for the eye sockets
  • D. Cutie jack-o-lanterns – draw a pumpkin face on a small orange or clementine with a Sharpie®. If you need inspiration you can refer to our FREE pumpkin faces printable.
  • E. Eyeball pretzel treats – place a white chocolate or white candy melt disk on top of a knot pretzel. Microwave for about 45 seconds, just until the disk is a little melty. Place an M&M or chocolate chip in center. Sprinkle red sprinkles on top to look like bloodshot eyes.
  • F. Bone chilling string cheese – again with a Sharpie® marker draw in an outline of a bone along the top of a string cheese package and fill in sides for shading.
  • G. Ghoulish toys or orange chips for added effect – I couldn’t resist adding spider rings or rubber skeletons to complete the spooky lunch theme.

Another spooky sandwich idea is to draw on a spider web onto a sandwich bag. For added effect, I put a couple of plastic spiders nesting right on top of a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich – love it! As you can see, my Sharpie® was my main tool to create some spectacularly spooky effects for a simple spooky school lunch. Have fun tricking or treating your tween today!

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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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