DIY personalized bento lunchbox

I’ve been wanting to give the bento box concept another go. We had some a few years ago, and while I loved the idea of reducing waste with it, the kind I bought kept falling open in their backpacks. I’ve heard great things about the Goodbyn Bynto brand so when I saw some on Amazon for $9 I snatched them up.

A $9 bento and a $1 cell-phone bling pack = a cheap way to personalize a kid's lunchbox and reduce waste.

While we were pursuing the dollar aisle at Target, as we always do, India found a cell phone bling packet and had the idea to use it as decoration on her new lunch box.

A $9 bento and a $1 cell-phone bling pack = a cheap way to personalize a kid's lunchbox and reduce waste.

I thought it was a pretty genius idea. She decorated it all herself, and it looks cute. And for $10 total ($9 for the bin, a buck for the bling) I’m happy! (The glasses are also from the Target dollar bin and she has worn them every day for weeks. May be a rude awakening when I don’t let her wear them when school starts.)

A $9 bento and a $1 cell-phone bling pack = a cheap way to personalize a kid's lunchbox and reduce waste.

I’m hoping the bentos can help the kids be more independent with making their own lunches. We are still using our handy-dandy sign to help them make good choices:

An easy chart to help kids make good choices and pack their own lunch

I’m excited to try these Goodbyn Byntos when we go back to school next week. I will take some photos of our first couple of lunches and let you know how it goes.

Do you bento? 




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