Easy Dinosaur Lunch for Kids

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If you are a parent of little ones, you are preparing lunch at some point in the day.

Maybe you pack lunches for kids who school outside of the home. Maybe you make lunches for kids who are home during the day.

Either way, we are all looking for healthy lunch options, and if they are fun that is an added bonus.

Have you ever made a dinosaur sandwich? Let me show you how fun and easy this is. The best part, the kids can help you create this.

easy bento lunch idea for kids


You Will Need:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 slices of cheese
  • deli meat, we used turkey
  • mustard, or whatever topping
  • fruit, like strawberries
  • handful of lettuce
  • pretzel rods
  • fruit strip
  • boiled egg
  • dinosaur sandwich cutter
  • flower bento cutter
  • knife
  • straw

Gather up all of your supplies.

how to make a dinosaur lunch

Assemble your sandwich as you would.

I do mustard, a slice of cheese and turkey meat. Oh, on two pieces of bread of course.

easy dino lunch


Use the sandwich cutter to create two dinosaurs.

dinosaur sandwich cutter


Cut a strawberry in to slices.

Use the flower cutter to make flower shapes.

strawberry flowers for bento


Use the second slice of cheese to cut out little circles to place on the dinosaur.

I used a straw to cut these circles because that is all I had on hand.

With that same slice of cheese, cut little triangles to place on the back of the dinosaur.

dino sandwich


Use the pretzel rods to create a tree trunk. Use lettuce to create the tree top.

Add your strawberry flowers to the scene.

Place a small bed of lettuce down and add the peeled, hard-boiled egg on top of it.

Use the fruit strip to create a sun shape. I just used the knife to cut a circle and some small triangles.

dinosaur bento sandwich


We served this with juice- called Fruit Shoots. Have you heard of it?

I just learned about them and my kids really thought they were cool.

I tasted the green on, apple, and it was very good.

I found four different flavors- grape, orange, apple and strawberry.

I love the sports spout top that is close-able. The boys really liked that too. Makes it super easy to tote the on the go!

fruit shoot juice

What is your favorite way to create your kiddo’s lunch to prevent them from growing tired of the same old sandwich?

Hop over and check out more lunchbox ideas from Fruit Shoot.

Oh, with each bottle you can unlock an online Angry Bird Adventure for your kids! There is a code on every bottle.


This article is supported by Fruit Shoot. All opinions are my own.


  1. Wow, Crystal this is absolutely adorable! Pinned it to my “Food Art” board. 🙂

    1. Yay Sinea, I am so glad you liked it. My older kids thought it sandwich was too cool. The five year old was not impressed.

      They did all LOVE the drinks!

      Thanks for pinning, too!

  2. Cute, looks yummy! Thank you for linking up to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Bloghop!

    1. We have had the cutter for over a year and never used it. I found it in the Dollar Spot at Target, put it away and forgot all about it. It will become a regular in our lunchtime routine!

  3. oh wow!! My little boy would love this has he is dinosaur mad. I especially like the ‘dinosaur egg’

  4. Adorable lunch for the little ones. Thank you so much for sharing your special recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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