Ready for your standard cheese sandwich and apple to be put to shame? These amazing designs prove that with a little imagination, the kids lunchboxes can be veritable works of art – if you’re willing to lose several hours of your life every day, that is.
From kittens and rabbits to Disney stars galore, these are lunchboxes that we’ll probably never get round to making, but they sure are fun to look at. Well, a girl can dream of having time to make carrot flowers and a sausage octopus, can’t she?
1. These sweet and smiley snails
Bonus points for the fact they’ve got an umbrella – we like a snail that comes prepared.
2. These adorable seals
The rosy cheeks. The whiskers. It’s all too much.
3. This under the sea scene
The hot dog octopus is a Pinterest favourite, but we’ve never seen a hot dog crab before!
Credit: Benton Better Lunches
4. These porky pigs
5. This panda-in-a-leaf situation
Look at his little black olive feet! We. can’t. cope.
6. This healthy hooter
Lettuce leaves make great owl wings. Who knew?
Credit: Simply Gourmet
Do you wanna build a snowman? Yes. We do. And then eat him.
8. This incredible Ariel
She might actually be more gorgeous in edible form than she is animated.
9. This spot-on Minnie
This Disney theme just keeps getting better!
Credit: Susan Yuen
10. This gorgeous lady
Anyone else starting to feel like this food is better looking than they are?
11. These bize-size kitties
Almost as cute as the real thing.
12. These happy hippos
It’s amazing what you can do with a sausage.
13. This spiky chap
It’s official. He’s too cute to eat.
14. These fantastic fish
Can you believe these are made of ham? This is culinary wizardry at its finest.
15. This pretty picture
If only our picnic food was this beautiful.
Credit: 5AM Bento
16. These perfect petals
Simple, but very effective…
17. Hot dog hot dogs
We might have reached peak cute here.
18. These little moo-vers
So detailed, they’ve even got different expressions!
19. And these teeny tiny sleeping bunnies
Well, being this adorable is tiring work.
Where to next?