Make lunchtime even more appetizing by decorating kids' lunch bags or boxes with cheery stickers and labels. Some can serve a purpose -- personalizing plain containers or sealing sacks shut -- others are purely for fun.
They're quick and simple to make with a computer and printer, a scanner, or a color copier, plus easy-to-find supplies. With the same tools, you can make a chart that lets kids help plan what to pack. Download or copy our designs, or create your own.
Kids can scan their own designs. For items that are curved, such as marbles or carrots, lay a piece of paper over them before scanning; they will show up better. Print the scanned image on regular paper until it looks just the way you want (a parent can adjust contrast or brightness if necessary). Then print it out on the label. If scanning food, be sure to clean the scanner when you're done.