Monster Bento Lunch Box Halloween Recipe for Kids

Looking for a fun Halloween lunch for kids to send along with them on the last school day of October? This Monster Bento Lunch Box idea is super fun yet also incredibly healthy. It’s the perfect way to bring the spirit of Halloween into your children’s day without breaking the “no-sugar” rules at school (or your own rules about sugar!). It’s also a fun lunch on the big day before your little ones head out Trick or Treating! Let’s see how to make this Halloween lunch for kids!

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Monster Bento Lunch Box Halloween Lunch for Kids

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What’s in it?

  • Monster sandwich with eyes
  • Purple cold pasta salad w/ Italian dressing
  • Monster veggies
  • Green ranch dressing
  • Eyeball granola mix

Lunch Box Ingredients:

Monster sandwich:

  • 2 slices of white bread
  • Ham lunch meat slices
  • cheese slice
  • mayo
  • 1 Spanish olive with pimientos
  • Round cookie cutter

Purple cold pasta salad w/ Italian dressing:

  • Pasta (cook, cool, transfer to a bowl)
  • purple food coloring
  • Italian dressing to taste
  • 2 Spanish olives with pimientos cut in half.

Monster veggies:

  • purple cauliflower
  • broccoli
  • ranch dressing
  • green food coloring

Eyeball granola mix:

Lunch Directions:

Looking for a fun Halloween lunch for kids to send with them on the last school day of October? This Monster Bento Lunch Box idea is super fun yet healthy.


Monster sandwich:

-2 slices of white bread. Using the round cookie cutter cut the bread into circles.
-Apply a little bit of mayo
-3 slices of ham lunch meat, roll one slice up for the tongue.
-1 slice of cheese cutting the edges jagged on 3 sides.
-1 Spanish olives w/ pimientos, cut in half for the eyes


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Pasta Salad w/ Italian dressing

-Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil water in a large pot.
-Add 1 TBSP of salt to the pot.
-Add pasta. Stir it then test the pasta by tasting it. Drain the pasta next.
-Pour pasta into a colander to drain. Rinse in cool water.
-In a large zip lock bag add 2 TBSP of water and about 10-20 drops of purple food coloring. Shake to blend the color int the sealed bag.
-Pour the cooled pasta into the bag with the food coloring. Seal the bag. Gently with your hands combine the pasta and food coloring by shaking the bag or kneading the bag.
-Allow the filled bag to sit for 1 minute.
-Dump the colored pasta back into the colander rinsing with cold water to remove any excess coloring.
-Put pasta into a bowl. Allow to cool.
-Mix the dressing into the pasta and top with 2 Spanish olives with pimientos, cut in half.

Monster veggies w/ green ranch dressing:

-Chop the purple cauliflower and broccoli into smaller bite size pieces.
-Measure 1/2 cup of ranch dressing.
-Green food coloring and mix to blend the color.

Eyeball granola:

-Bag of granola
-Add 2 small candy eyes.

Looking for a fun Halloween lunch for kids to send with them on the last school day of October? This Monster Bento Lunch Box idea is super fun yet healthy.

It sounds like a lot of steps, but if you look at it, it’s really quite easy! When it’s done, you have an awesome Halloween lunch for kids that they’ll love showing off to their friends!

Do you make a special Halloween lunch for kids? Tell us about it in the comments!

20 thoughts on “Monster Bento Lunch Box Halloween Recipe for Kids”

  1. SO stinkin’ adorable! I love, love, love the idea of sending a little gal or guy to school with a rad little lunch like this! They’ll definitely love it and I bet their friends would be envious!

  2. Looks fun, easy and yummy! Kids would love it… But ill start with bright yellow eggs, round crepe cutouts and raisins for eyes! rang any bells?=p Bugato!=p

  3. How cute is that. I wish that I had been that creative when my kids were little and attending elementary school. Wonder what my high schooler would say if I packed her that. Probably die just from the shock that I made her lunch.

  4. What a timing. My kiddo has not been interested in eating his lunch these days, I am sure this is a phase. I was looking for some ideas to make it a surprise for him when he opens his lunch box. This is what I am going to make him this week.

  5. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    What a fun lunch idea. I am sure my kids would be thrilled to open their lunch box and find a monster in there.

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