10 Cute and Creepy Lunchbox Ideas for Halloween

These fun lunches will have your kids screaming with delight.

Photo By: SETON ROSSINI ©SETON ROSSINI

Photo By: SETON ROSSINI ©SETON ROSSINI

Photo By: SETON ROSSINI ©SETON ROSSINI

Photo By: SETON ROSSINI ©SETON ROSSINI

Photo By: SETON ROSSINI ©SETON ROSSINI

Photo By: SETON ROSSINI ©SETON ROSSINI

Photo By: SETON ROSSINI ©SETON ROSSINI

Photo By: SETON ROSSINI ©SETON ROSSINI

Photo By: SETON ROSSINI ©SETON ROSSINI

Photo By: SETON ROSSINI ©SETON ROSSINI

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Spooky Snacks

Getting clever with your kids’ Halloween lunchbox couldn’t be easier with a few sneaky tips and tricks. The kids will be decked out in costumes, and now their lunches can get in on the Halloween fun too. Here are a few lunchbox additions that will trick — and treat — kids and adults alike. With sandwich coffins, spider sweets and more, we’ve got your Halloween snacks covered.

Cheese Spiders

Arachnophobes, beware! Pretzel legs added to an otherwise innocent cheese wheel turn lunch into a creepy-crawly adventure. Simply break thin pretzels into half-heart shapes and stick into wax-covered mini soft cheese wheels. Use a marker to create eyes and a mouth.

Coffin Sandwich

Serious Halloween lovers will jump at the chance to easily transform a sandwich into a clever coffin. Any sandwich will work — even PB&J or ham and cheese — but pumpernickel rye bread really makes the coffins stand out! Once the sandwich is prepared, use a sharp knife to cut out a coffin shape. Use small alphabet cookie cutters to cut "R.I.P." out of cheese. Rest in peace, dear sandwich. You were delicious.

Ghost Cutlery

This simple Halloween lunch hack will bring a smile to any kid's face. Hold your plastic cutlery upright in one hand, then unfold and drape a white paper napkin over the top. Tie the neck with festive ribbon or twine and draw eyes with a black marker.

Olive Spiders

These simple olive spiders are a healthy Halloween trick that will certainly cause anyone to do a double take upon opening a lunchbox. Top anything — potato salad, deviled eggs, sandwiches and more — with these spiders. Just slice a pitted black olive in half lengthwise. Use one half as the spider body. Slice the other half into 4 circles, then cut them in half to make 8 legs.

Vampire Muffins

Even vampires can't resist that delicious corn muffin you so thoughtfully packed in your child’s lunchbox. This simple trick works with muffins or cupcakes: Just add a little seedless raspberry or strawberry jam, then use a straw to poke two "bite marks" in the muffin and carefully drip jam out of the bite marks.

Snack Monster

Take a closer look at your snack and you might just see it staring back at you. Giving a snack bag its own spooky personality couldn’t be easier with the addition of marshmallow eyes. Fill a clear plastic bag about halfway with your snack of choice. Firmly press a chocolate chip into the top of two marshmallows, then place into the bag, snug against the plastic. Fill the rest of the bag up with your snack and tie tightly.

Spider Brownie Bites

These spider brownies are both simple and spooky! The secret to creating the spider silhouette is powdered sugar and a plastic spider ring. First, bake your favorite brownie recipe in mini muffin tins and cool. Use scissors to snip the ring off of the plastic spider. Place the spider on top of a brownie and dust with powdered sugar. Carefully remove the plastic spider to reveal the spider silhouette.

Hand 'Wich

This Halloween lunch idea really brings new meaning to the term "finger food." These playful hands can be made with any sandwich, but PB&J is perfect because it stays put. Just trim crusts off of your sandwich, then slice into 5 thin "fingers." Roasted pumpkin seeds or almonds make the perfect "fingernails." Simply attach them with a dab of peanut butter.

Dirt Pudding Jars

Every kid will welcome a spoonful of this decadent "dirt" dessert — creepy-crawly worms included. Simply layer premade chocolate pudding in Mason jars, alternating with crumbled chocolate wafer cookies. Finish with a final layer of cookie crumbles and place gummy worms on top. Mason jars are perfect for packing this "dirt" dessert to go.

Snack Hands

A simple twist in packaging takes a snack from average to spooky. Swap the traditional plastic baggie for a food service (non-latex) glove. Fill with your snack of choice and tie with some festive orange ribbon or twine. Get creative with the "fingernails." Try cheese puffs, candy corn and more. Don’t forget the spider ring!

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