20 creative food ideas for kids

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Kids food: watermelon sharkVia: megduerksen.typepad.com

Got the lunchbox blues? Whether you need inspiration for school snacks or wholesome home food, we’ve found 20 creative food ideas to get your culinary juices flowing (and your kids munching!)

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Kids food: ladybug sandwichVia: susanyuen.wordpress.com

Lady bird, lady bird, fly into my tummy!

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Kids food: kiwifruit lollipopsVia: showfoodchef.com

A semi-healthy treat: choc-dipped kiwifruit popsicles.

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Kids food: mummy mini-pizzasVia: parents.com

Perfect for Halloween: Mummy mini-pizzas.

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Kids food: apple and marshmallow smilesVia: brightredhoodie.blogspot.com

Cheeky apple and marshmallow smiles.

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Kids food: butterfly snack packsVia: squawkfox.com

Butterfly snack packs – brilliant for party favours or lunchbox fun.

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Kids food: humpy dumpty sandwichVia: meetthedubiens.blogspot.com

Uh oh, Humpty is about to fall (into your mouth!)

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Kids food: lunchbox notesVia: alphamom.com

Aw shucks, mum! Sweet lunch box notes. Click here for free printable files.

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Kids food: banana tortillasVia: missionmenus.com

Banana tortillas – Dora and Boots would approve!

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Kids food: pizza puffsVia: lickthebowlgood.blogspot.com

Mmmmm … pizza puffs! Click here for the recipe.

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Kids food: crab croissantVia: familyfun.go.com

The perfect lunch for a beach picnic: crab croissant.

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Kids food: noodle ChewbaccaVia: getinmahbelly.com

One for the Star Wars geeks: noodle Chewbacca.

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Kids food: aquarium sandwichVia: meetthedubiens.blogspot.com

You could visit the aquarium … or let it come to you!

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Kids food: bento box egg mouldsVia: paperblog.fr

How did you do that mum?! Bento box egg moulds.

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Kids food: silicone cupcake moulds as food dividersVia: susanyuen.wordpress.com

Simple but sweet. Use silicone cupcake patties as food dividers.

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Kids food: jacket potato miceVia: mypapercrane.com

Squeak, squeak! Jacket potato mice.

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Kids food: rainbow fruit platterVia: homemadeserenity.blogspot.com

Rainbow fruit platter, with a pot of gold at the end (bananas of course – practically worth their weight in gold)

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Kids food: use stickers to make faces on food packagingVia: justbento.com

No time for complex food creations? Add a few stickers for instant fun.

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Kids food: Three Little Pigs bento boxVia: flickr.com

And at the other end of the scale … an amazing Three Little Pigs bento. Don’t try this in the morning before school run.

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Kids food: raibow fruit pop tartsVia: babble.com

Homemade rainbow fruit pop tarts. Click here for the recipe.

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