To make the “lunch pal”
A “lunch pal” is a lunch pail that looks like a lunchtime creature. Making a “lunch pal” is similar to carving a jack-o-lantern. Only you don’t cut the features out; you glue the features on. The main goal is to have fun.
To make the creature you will need a big set of beady eyes. You can find beady eyes at the craft store; get the biggest eyes they have.
You will also need some hair. You can use anything for the hair. Cut-out strips of felt can make good Rastafarian hair. You can also use Tinsel from the Christmas box, a piece of an old boa, or anything else you can find.
The hair and the eyes are the most important and will give the lunch pal its personality. Your kid may want to add other features. You might suggest a little tail or a little stinger on the backside of the lunch box. You can tape on a pipe cleaner for a bendable tail that might curl up or stick straight up.
If you add a pipe cleaner, it probably won’t stay on for long, but pipe cleaners are cheap and they are super easy to put back on.
Personalized lunch boxes are fun to make, and your child will feel special having his or her special lunch box that you made together. When kids are young, anything you can do to foster their identity is a good idea. This includes lunch boxes.