Monday, October 28, 2013

Easy Halloween Treat: mummy juice box

I've seen on Pinterest a lot cute little things that parents do for their kids' lunchbox. I'm not all about the Bento Box craze, thank goodness, because that takes real 'art-manship' not to mention patience.
I rather go the super easy cute route because let's be honest, how much do kids really appreciate your handiwork in their lunchbox? They're just gonna pick at it and eat it...besides, my mom never packed that lunch like that and I grew up totally fine without that luxury.
But I did end up seeing these on Pinterest and immediately thought, hey, I'm willing to do these! 
so I did. like 3 days in a row because they kept begging for them. the first time I made it, Andrew thought I had not given him an apple juice in his lunchbox and went without a drink all day at school. silly kid. when he got home, I had to show him it was truly his juice box and that he could drink it. maybe I should have explained it to him instead of saying, hey I put a surprise in your lunchbox today! 
To Make Them: all you need is a juice box {duh}, athletic tape, googly eyes, and a sharpie. but remember to detach the straw before you wrap it! I re-attached the straw to the back of the juice box with some more athletic tape. 
Andrew decided to decorate his own. he added a third eye and made a 'ghost' mouth. he loves those juice boxes.
we aren't trick-or-treating this year. we will hopefully go to the Children's Museum about 30 mins away in hopes that it will replace the 10 lbs of candy we would most likely get if we did go trick-or-treating...
me no likey that. why does it have to be candy!? why can't it be like craft kits or granola bars? 
ugh, i can't stand candy anymore...even Andrew's school decided to give out treat bags full of candies last week at his open house. they asked parents to 'donate' it. and guess what I said? would you like a notebook & a pencil instead? :) yeah, i'm one of those parents. 
happy halloween, you guys! 
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