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Homemade School Supplies: Colorful Containers

Colorful Containers

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Want to send your child to school with a lunch that's picture perfect? Just pack it in a whimsical hand-decorated container that will be instantly recognizable should it end up in the lost-and-found bin.


  • Disposable plastic containers
  • Permanent colored markers


Make sure the container and lid are clean. Then use the markers to embellish their outer surfaces with simple, playful drawings.

For a fun effect, you may want to decorate the underside so your child will discover the design looking through the empty container when he's finished his lunch. Just remember to print any words backward so they'll be readable.

If the drawings fade after multiple washings, simply retrace them.