He Made, She Made: Little Things Lunch Tote
I always thought of lunch time as a mini-vacation from school so I thought it would be fun to turn a lunch box into different environments using miniatures. I created a number of lunchboxes: The Serengheti, outer space, an ice rink, and a race track. You can come up with whatever enviromments you want. So, pick whatever destination you want to make every lunch period feel like an adventure!
- Lunch containers with various small containers within (we used some like the ones at laptoplunches.com)
- Miniatures, like tiny animals and figurines that you might find at a dime or dollar store
- Foam sheets in different colors
- Oven-bake clay
- Glue gun or craft glue
1. How you make your lunchbox world depends on what you want to make. For something like a race track, you will want to use a black foam sheet, glue it to the lid of the lunch container and deck it out with white racing lanes. Then, add miniature cars zooming around the track. For a space-themed lunch box, you can use foam or sticker stars to make the sky. I added to my outer-space environment with a space dog I made out of oven-baked clay.
2. When creating their environments, have kids think about their favorite spots, or their dream destinations. As an additional activity, have kids tell a story about their lunchtime "vacations."Check Out Jonathan's Lunch Box.