…if I had the materials I needed on-hand, is a fabulous lunch ensemble idea that I came up with.
It would start with a lunch bag, something like this, these, or this (no need to click these red-underlined links, by the way – just hover over them to see the images). I’d make two of them, in prints appropriate for little men, and possibly line them with something that would wipe clean easily.
I’d head to the dollar store and pick out a collection of forks and spoons that are not disposable, but that I wouldn’t miss if they were accidentally tossed.
Then, I’d make a small pile of cloth napkins that coordinate with the lunch bags, so that I could put one in each bag every day.
And lastly, I’d make two (or maybe four, so I’d have spares) of these absolutely coolest-ever sandwich wraps. To coordinate with the bags and napkins, of course.
And somewhere in there (probably on the big bag itself) would be a well-placed, perfectly-coordinated polymer clay button. Of course.
My children probably couldn’t care less about well-matched lunch accessories, But I would be super thrilled by them. And I’d be happy about all of the re-usable things inside, too.
I think I need to go fabric shopping. And be sure to think “boyish” when I do 🙂