You don’t have to be brilliant with a bento box to make your kids’ lunchtime extra special—a sweet note can work just as well. From secret scratch-off messages to tasty treats, here are 12 cute ways to make the midday meal magnificent. Flip through the gallery to take a peek.

The Perfect Printable

If you’re looking for a printable that shines, check out these adorable easy-to-read designs by Carolyn Elbert over at Hands On As We Grow. Bright colors, simple graphics and shape, use the printable as a tag, a note or a cover on packaged snacks. Download the printable here.

photo: Carolyn Elbert via Hands On As We Grow

 

 What kind of special treats have you slipped into your child’s lunchbox to make his or her day? Let us know in the Comments below! 

— Gabby Cullen & Christal Yuen