If you are already shopping for back-to-school supplies, and want something unique for their lunch boxes, make one of these lunch box note ideas. All you need is an empty Altoid tin!
This simple DIY Lunch Note Holder is a great way to up-cycle an Altoids tin!
It can be used as a treat holder or lunch money container in addition to a sweet note from Mom or Dad! It’s easy to make and your kids will love their surprise when school lunch begins!
Materials needed for this Lunch Box Note Idea:
Start out by emptying and cleaning out the Altoid tin. Make sure it is completely dry – and then spray paint it the color of your choice.
2. Use some washi tape to continue decorating the tin.
I loved the solid and chevron patterns from this set of Gold patterened Washi Tape. I wrapped 3 pieces around the top of the Altoid logo and used my X-acto knife to make a clean cut on the backside.
3. Use old business cards and recycle them into lunch box love notes.
I just had to trim the edge of the business card just a bit and it fits perfectly into the tin. Write a cute message on the back, and now those old business cards will get one more use before they go into the recycle bin!
I made this turquoise flower with my flower loom and stuck a cute button on the front and a magnet on the back. My daughter will love this cute touch to her lunch box note – and I’m sure it will just be fun to play with the magnet during lunch time.
If you have a son, I bet he’d like a micro car/truck instead.
Don’t forget to add a special treat – like my personal favorite of Dove Dark Chocolate with Almonds. 😉
I personalized the front and you can too – make one for all of your kiddos!
**Seasonal Update: You can also decorate these Altoid Tins for a more seasonal Christmas treat and add them in lunch boxes or stockings!!!! Or even just as a prank – fill one with some coal. 😉
What’s your favorite way to add a treat to your kids lunches each day? Let us know in the comments below!
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