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How to Make a Train Bento Lunch Box

  • Make the cars of the train by cutting a sandwich into quarters with cheese circles and rectangles for wheels and windows.

    Antichoking warning: Remember to remove toothpicks and cut up blueberries, grapes, carrots and other food for children under 4. See our Antichoking guide for more information.

  • For a to-go lunch, wrap each quarter in plastic wrap and pack side by side.

  • Pack carrot and celery sticks with dip -- peanut butter is shown here, but you can include yogurt, ranch dressing or hummus. The veggie sticks will make the train tracks.
  • When it's lunch time, have your kid lay out the carrots and celery as train tracks. Line up the sandwich quarters to make the train.
  • Pre-peel a clementine to make fruit snacking easier for your kid at lunchtime, and stack grapes -- or any fruit your kid loves -- on toothpicks to make mini fruit skewers.

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