Happy Lunchbox Message Buttons

July 9, 2012

Guest post from Rebecca from WithLOVEfromMEtoYOU

milk bottle lid craft -- lunch box happy buttons

My eldest daughter is now at Preschool, and every now and then, I like to put little notes in her lunch box to make her smile. I tried writing and drawing pictures on paper bags, or on small pieces of paper but in the end they got food on them, of course, and by the time she saw them, they were looking a little worse for wear.

I was thinking it would be a great idea to manufacture little buttons to put in kids lunch boxes with different messages or pictures. Then it occurred to me: what makes it special is that I write the messages for my daughter, not a machine. So…

Enter the milk bottle lid!

It’s like a button, and you can write on it and it doesn’t get soggy with lunch (and I love to recycle).

Happy Lunchbox Message Buttons

Materials

Permanent marker

Milk bottle lids

Stickers (optional)

I wrote messages and drew pictures on the inside of the milk bottle lids. My daughter can’t quite read yet so pictures are great. I then placed funky little decorations on the flip sides of the lids to jazz them up and make them extra special. Stickers are great but you can just leave them if you like.

milk bottle lid craft -- lunch box happy buttons

milk bottle lid craft -- lunch box happy buttons

milk bottle lid craft -- lunch box happy buttons

milk bottle lid craft -- lunch box happy buttons

milk bottle lid craft -- lunch box happy buttons

Milk bottle lid messages are a sweet way to give your child a little surprise in their lunch box and remind them that you love them through out the day.

About Rebecca

Rebecca is a SAHM of two daughters in Northern NSW. Trained as a Printmaker and High School teacher, she loves up-cycling, vintage, paper and all things CrArt (craft+art). In her “spare time” (i.e. when the kids are asleep) she makes an eclectic array of hand made items for her business withLOVEfromMEtoYOU.

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar July 10, 2012 at 7:16 am

I love this idea Rebecca! Thanks for sharing!

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RebeccaNo Gravatar July 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Thanks Kelly for giving me the opportunity to share it on your blog!

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TrishNo Gravatar July 10, 2012 at 7:30 am

It is a very cute idea . Recyclable too.

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar July 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Exactly!

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AntheaNo Gravatar July 10, 2012 at 8:59 am

My Son in grade 1 loves it when I use the cookie/playdough cutters to imprint a picture or word message on his sandwich. He excitedly showed his friends. It definetly helps all the sandwich get eaten also.

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar July 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

That’s a gorgeous idea Anthea!

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RebeccaNo Gravatar July 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm

We do that too Anthea! But I’ve found I have to limit how often I do it otherwise my girls only eat the shape and not the rest of the sandwich ;-D So many simple ideas that really make a difference for our precious ones!

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Jo-Anne M Puggioni (aka Jo Princess Warrior)No Gravatar July 10, 2012 at 11:46 am

I love this! My boys have just started going to school this week after being homeschooled for years by me. I am so going to steal this idea. Thanks xo

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar July 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Oh wow Jo! How are you feeling about that?

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Jo-Anne M Puggioni (aka Jo Princess Warrior)No Gravatar July 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Um…. I am feeling a whole lot of emotions at the same time as you can imagine. But mostly that it’s the right decision for our family at this time.

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RebeccaNo Gravatar July 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Thanks Jo-Anne – steal away! I hope this gives your boys a smile when they need it most :-D

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LauraNo Gravatar July 12, 2012 at 10:08 am

Now that’s a lovely way to put a smile on your kid’s face when they’re at school / you’re not with them!

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