As Phineas and Ferb remind us in every episode, school must come along to end summer vacation. These elaborate Disney bento box lunches are the perfect way to add a little magic to the first day of school.
But don’t be intimidated! Each comes with easy-to-follow steps to help you recreate the Disney food art, and are easy to make ahead. Best of all, each recipe is made of healthy, kid-approved snacks.
Cinderella Food Art
Celebrate back-to-school by treating your little princess to this Cinderella-inspired bento box, complete with magic wand pretzel sticks.
Toy Story Alien Bento Box
ooOOOOoo! This lunch inspired by Toy Story’s three-eyed aliens is easy to make ahead, and also nutritious.
Pirates of the Caribbean Bento Box
Carefully cut cheese and tiny cocktail swords to make this Pirates-themed lunch box fun AND healthy. Eye patch optional.
Mike and Sulley Lunch Box
The first day of school doesn’t have to be scary, especially when your child has a Mike and Sulley-inspired snack in their lunch box. Wait until you see the trick to achieving Sully’s blue fur!
Phineas and Ferb Food Art
“There’s 104 days of summer vacation, and school comes along just to end it…” but your kids won’t mind so much when they see Phineas and Ferb’s familiar faces in their lunch box.
Jack Skellington Bento Box
Perfect for fall and Halloween, Zero and Jack Skellington make a special appearance in this easy-to-make bento box lunch. Bonus points: this food art might actually get your little ones to eat spinach.
For more Disney magic, check out Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood Pasta Salad: