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Marvel Avengers Bento Lunch Idea

When my boys go to school, they are allowed to buy hot lunch once a week and the other four days, they bring their lunch. I have very distinct memories from my own childhood of fun lunches that my mom used to pack for me. Sometimes she would draw me a goofy picture that I would find when I opened my lunch box or sometimes she would make fun shapes out of my sandwiches. She was very creative when it came to packing my lunches as a child and I loved those little surprises she sent me off with.

Now that I’m the mom, sadly I am not as creative as my own mother, but every now and then I totally rock the lunchbox and such was the case recently when I decided to make a MARVEL Avengers bento lunch for my little man to take to school. We’re all very big fans of The Avengers, so I knew he’d be blown away when he opened his lunch box and fun a fun surprise in there.

With my MARVEL Avengers themed lunch, I covered Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America. Here’s what I did:

First up were some Thor Hammer Snacks. They are simple to make and you’ll only need two ingredients to put them together – pretzel sticks and cheese that you can cut up in to small cubes.

Thor Hammer Snacks Supplies

Once I cut up the cheese into little cubes, I stuck the pretzel in the bottom of each cube and voila…..a bunch of little Mj?lnir’s.

Thor Hammer Snack Idea

Next, I made some Iron Man Fruit Skewers. I chose to make mine with some cut up strawberries and chunks of pineapple because those are the colors of Iron Man’s suit. Easy Peasy.

Iron Man Fruit Skewers

Finally, for the “main course”, I made a sandwich to look like Captain America’s shield. In order to make it, I gathered up everything I would need: a (turkey) sandwich, one extra piece of bread, two circle shaped cookie cutters (one big and one small), a small star shaped cookie cutter and two edible markers.

Captain America Sheild Sandwich Supplies

I used the larger circular cookie cutter to cut our turkey sandwich. Then I used the smaller circular cookie cutter to cut a smaller circle out of my extra piece of bread & then cut a small star out of the rest of that piece.

Captain America Sheild Sandwich Cut Outs

Next I grabbed my edible markers and got to work coloring the bread.

Captain America Sheild Sandwich Coloring Bread

I colored the outside edge of the top of the actual sandwich red and I colored the small circle of bread blue. I put the blue circle on top of the sandwich and placed the star cutout on top of that.


Captain America Sheild Bento Sandwich

After all was said and dont, I still felt like there was something missing from the bento box. I couldn’t help thinking that they needed something a little more substantial in there and I found just the thing while I was at Target.

They have out these NEW MARVEL Chewy Granola Bars and as soon as I saw them, I just had to get some. They come in Peanut Butter or Chocolate Chip and I bought one of each because I just couldn’t decide.

Target Chewy Bars

What I love about the new MARVEL Chewy Granola Bars is that there are six different wrappers: Captain America, Hulk, Spider Man, Iron Man, Black Widow and Thor! Not only that, the packaging Includes 4 collector cards – Hulk, Iron Man, Hawk Eye, and Spider Man. And did I mention that Super Hero Snack Bars are 40% bigger based on weight of 24g chewy bar. Score.

When all was said and done, here is our completed bento box.

Marvel Avengers Bento Lunch

And in case you’re thinking “hey, what’s your child going to drink with his super cool MARVEL Avengers Bento Lunch, here is what I did:

Hulk Gamma Ray Juice

All I did was peel the label off of a bottle of a green sports drink that he likes. Then I made my own label & added a few Hulk stickers that we had laying around the house. Boom!

Be sure to check out how to make snack time even more SUPER at the MARVEL hub. Have you ever made a themed bento lunch box for your kids? If so, what was it?

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  1. Liz Mays

    She really did come up with some amazing ideas, didn’t she? I personally would be all over those Thor hammers.

  2. Barney

    That is LEGENDARY. Your boys are going to be the coolest kids at lunch. And on a side not you are rocking those nails.

  3. Grace Hodgin

    You do not give yourself enough credit. You are very creative and I love those hammers. You did ROCK this lunch and he had to be the envy of the people sitting around him.

  4. Scott

    Did you really just call Iron Man a fruit? I’m sure Tony Stark would not be happy with you!

  5. Liz Mays

    You’re awesome! Your kids must think you’re the coolest mom ever.

  6. Our Mini Family (@ourminifamily)

    I LOVE the Captain America sandwich idea!! I have gotta make these for our next Avengers movie party!

  7. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide

    THIS IS THE COOLEST EVER! I didn’t even know there were food markers! Addie is staying for lunch at school next week so Millie can go to the doc with just me, and I cannot wait to make her lunch super special!!!!

  8. Organized 31

    What a fun lunch or snack! And one a busy mom could actually make.

  9. miss (@thedealmatch)

    Lucky kids! What a fun snack , so creative and fun! I have to try this idea, hope my kids will love it

  10. sheri

    I am so going to make this bent box. My kids will love it, especially my daughter.

  11. espacularaiesa1

    The sandwich is awesome. I just love the Avenger theme. I need to get the Marvel Granola for the grandkids when they visit.

  12. Indah Nuria Savitri

    that is awesomeeee…I will try one soon at home. I better get my edible markers first, tho :)..thanks for all the great ideas, Robin..

  13. Tonya {The Traveling Praters}

    Love the Captain America sandwich and the Thor hammers are awesome! This is a lunch that would be fun to eat.

  14. toughcookiemommy

    I agree, this lunch would be an adventure to eat. This is a great way to get our picky eaters to eat all of their lunch.

  15. Mama to 5 BLessings

    I pinned this because my boys would love to eat a lunch like this! They are huge Marvel fans! I need to get these food markers!

  16. Lesley

    Now that is a freaking adorable lunch. I think my husband would enjoy this since he loves MARVEL Avengers. LOL

  17. Amber NElson

    How cute! My kids would definitely eat their lunches with this!

  18. Fabgrandma

    No, I never created a special themed lunch like that. I wish they had Bento boxes when my kids were in school.

  19. Stacie

    You are very creative. What a fun lunch idea!

  20. Theresa

    These are so great! I wish I had boys to enjoy them here. I bet yours just loved them!

  21. toughcookiemommy

    Wow, this is such a fun lunch for kids who love the Avengers. I think my kids would flip if I made this for them.

  22. harperhousehold

    I am totally Loving those Thor hammers! How unique!!

  23. misstywatson

    I can’t believe I’ve never heard of an edible marker before. I absolutely love how this turned out.

  24. crystal

    Those are such adorable ideas!! I love the Thor hammers.

  25. Sarah Marturano

    I’m a huge fan of bento boxes. These ideas are super cute. Love Thor.

  26. Ourfamilyworld

    Oh Robin, you are so creative! My son would totally love this. He is a huge fan of Marvel.

  27. Ana De-Jesus

    I want the Thor hammer snacks they look like so much fun and delicious too. Yum yum

  28. Tammy

    Oh my goodness. I bet your child is just thinking you are the best mom ever!! I know I would. I love your ideas for lunches.

  29. becca112971

    What cute Marvel snacks. I am all for the Thor hammer,

  30. patricemfoster

    I love your theme Avenger Marvel collection snacks to make the kids eat especially the picky ones.

  31. Jeanette

    I am SOOO not creative when it comes to my kids lunch, but I would love to color on some bread for him. He would be all over that! This is SO cute!

  32. Melissa

    You are so creative! My son would love these things in his lunch A must try for me!

  33. Frugal and Fun mom

    Now I am a grown up and I would totally appreciate a lunch like that. I need to get some of those edible food coloring markers.

  34. Jen V

    What a fun idea! I love how you colored the bread with edible markers.

  35. Jeanine

    Wow this is AWESOME! I do bento style boxes for my kiddos daily. They are pigs tho and I need to make sure what I put in is overflowing haha. I will be trying some of these for sure!

  36. Bree West

    This is awesome!! I bet your kids loved it!xo Bree

  37. littlemisscant

    Sheesh you’re creative… I can’t even figure out what to make let alone make it fancy…Love the captain America Shield! The boys must have loved it.

  38. Jennifer

    This is the best Bento box idea ever for a Marvel fan. I love it!

  39. Pam

    I agree! My nephew is a huge Marvel fan and would love this bento box.

  40. Michele

    Hum-my Mom never made inventive lunches like that–but then back then it was paper bags or a tin lunch box. Bet your son loved his lunch!

  41. Mykidsguide

    You are so creative! I would love to do something like this for my kids.

  42. Jasmine Espinal

    So cool! My little guy would love this!

  43. Debra Fazio-Rutt

    I love those Thor cheese & pretzel snacks. Where do you get edible markers from? I need those!

  44. Shaylee

    Okay, my Fiance would love this lol. Our whole basement (man cave) is decorated with Avengers themed things!

  45. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love this idea! The Thor hammers are the best. So cute.

  46. Pam

    What a cute idea. I love the Thor hammer snacks. Those sound tasty. Pretzels and cheese are a great combo.

  47. Sarah Bailey

    Oh my goodness they sound amazing – I would totally have this for lunch!

  48. Kelly Hutchinson

    My son would love the Thor hammers you made! They are super cute.

  49. [email protected]

    I think I may have to try the pretzels with cheese. I bet my son would love that.

  50. Shell Things (@shellthings)

    This is an adorable lunch! My boys would be excited to find this in their lunch boxes.

  51. Jessica Beal Harlow

    This is such a fun lunch! I love the simple Thor Hammers and the Captain America sandwich! Those edible markers can really make some fun! I know my kiddos would love to open their lunch to find this!

  52. tara pittman

    My boys would love a lunch like this. I love the cheese cubes and pretzels.

  53. Helene Cohen Bludman

    Those ideas are so cute. What was the feedback from your son? I bet he was the envy of his friends.

  54. Tiffany Washko

    The captain America sandwich is so squee worthy!! I love it. My kiddos would too I suspect.

  55. Victoria Taft

    That is brilliant! I just got some bento boxes and have started making neat lunches but this is moving to the top of my list. My kiddo would lose his mind if I made him this, thanks for sharing!

  56. Kathy

    I love this. What a wonderful idea. I’ve never done a themed lunch for my kids before, but I think it would be great.

  57. Urvi

    Ironman fruit skewers looks amazing. Lunch box was so creative

  58. coolchillmom

    I love the hammer for Thor! You are just too creative and I love it

  59. Melissa Pezza

    I’ve got to do this for my son! He is SO into the Avengers right now.

  60. Jennifer Clay

    I LOVE this! We are huge Marvel fans! I love the Thor’s hammers! So creative!

  61. Nicole B

    That is an awesome Marvel themed bento lunch! I have got to get some of those edible markers. I haven’t used them before. Great ideas, thanks!

  62. Seattle Travel Blogger

    Okay, this is adorable! I love the Thor hammers, and I didn’t realize that there are edible markers.

  63. Crystal Bowley Reagan

    They are great! I have the basic colors, but they are just enough to make fun designs and add details.

  64. moesly15

    Cute way to get your kids to eat their lunch. Never knew about edible markers.

  65. Dawn

    I didn’t know about edible markers either. My daughter would love this!

  66. Penelope

    Those are just too cute! I know my little superheroes would get a huge smiles seeing these lunches.

  67. Elizabeth Towns

    I love the Iron Man fruit skewers, but I have a nephew who loves pretzels so he would love the Thor Hammers. These are quick easy snacks that would entertain my crew and make me happy nutritionally!

  68. Dawn

    These snacks look so fun and tasty! I like the fruit skewers.

  69. Joely Smith

    WOW! How creative! I never would have thought of any of that – and what … FOOD MARKERS! Genius!

  70. Chubskulit Rose

    My kids would love those fruits! Such a great idea to make lunch a fun way.

  71. Norah Salazar

    My son would say “you are the coolest mom” for coming up with these awesome designer lunches! And you include fruits, bonus.

  72. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

    What a fun lunch! My kids aren’t quite old enough for Marvel yet, but this gives me ideas on other characters I can do theme lunches for!

  73. Amber NElson

    What a great way to make lunch time fun for the kids!

  74. Claudia krusch

    What amazing ideas! I will definitely surprise my son with one of those! Love it!

  75. Toni | BoulderLocavore

    Ok now I know I’m a total lunch box slacker compared to you Robin! These are all such great and fun ideas! The Thor hammers I’m lifting for tomorrow’s lunches but will definitely tell my kids where I got it. They will start asking for all your Marvel-inspired food!

  76. lisa

    What an awesome lunch! I would love to have this for my lunch. My kids would love it! Great idea using edible markers!!

  77. Julie (xfallenmoon)

    Wow you’re so creative! I would have named this blog post “how to get your kids to eat”. Lol!

  78. Elizabeth O.

    How cute is this bento! I love the little Thor hammers! I didn’t know we had pens like that. Makes preparing lunch for kids a lot more fun.

  79. Ann Bacciaglia

    I need to get some edible markers. There are so many neat things you could do with them. This looks like a great lunch.

  80. Vera Sweeney

    I love the Hulk juice!! I need to get some edible markers those would be fun for the kids lunches!

  81. asbestrecipes

    This is such a cute and creative idea, I need to make this for my grandson he loves the Avengers =)

  82. Claudette Esterine

    I am so glad that I don’t have small kids to send off to school because I would fail miserably on the creativity scale

  83. censie

    I am not a bento box mom but I could totally handle this one! HOw fun!

  84. Kristi

    What a fun idea to make lunch a bit more exciting and not “boring”. I bet the kid who gets that lunch at school would be the envy of ALL.

  85. Kiwi

    Only a supermom can make something creative as this! I know you sons enjoyed eating this so fun!

  86. miss (@thedealmatch)

    Amazing mom,… you create so many fun recipes for your kiddo! They are so lucky

  87. Courtney

    This turned out so cute. I really love the sandwich, but Thor’s hammers were also adorable!

  88. Annemarie LeBlanc

    You totally rocked it! What a cool mom! I could just imagine the smile on your child’s face when he opened his lunch box.

  89. Dogvills

    What a fun Bento Box. My family is a huge fan of Marvel. I can’t wait to make this for my kids.

  90. Karlyn Cruz

    What a fun idea! Nothing like teaching your kiddo to play with their food before they eat it! LOL

  91. yumeating

    My husband would flip for this just because it has Captain America in it. He’s been a fan since he was still in the womb thanks to his dad. LOL

  92. Dina

    these are so cute! I know that my kids would love to have it in their lunch box. My girl takes her lunch every day so this would be a win!

  93. bloodcravephotography

    This is such a great idea. I bet the kids really enjoyed their super lunch.

  94. Krystal's Kitsch

    I am obsessed with all the back to school bento boxes I see! I need to give your ideas a try!

  95. Shann Eva

    That is such an awesome lunch! I didn’t know there were edible markers?!?! We also have those granola bars and the boys love them.

  96. Erinn S

    These make fun party ideas too if having a superhero party

  97. Kisa Johnson

    Aww!! That’s so adorable! I really love the Thor Hammers! :3 I agree with the previous commenter who mentioned these would be great for a superhero party as well!

  98. Boho Chic (@TotallyTerris)

    I’m coming to have lunch at your house lol. Everything looks so cute and colorful, the kids would have a ball with a meal that is delicious as well as pleasing to the eyes.

  99. SixFeetUnderBlog

    That is so cute. My grandson would love that!

  100. Marilyn Arriaga

    Hey mom-ma! I haven’t read your blog in a while, i am back and restarted my parenting blog, new name lol. Anyways, I am loving this bento. My kids have been asking for me to give them food for school… school provides enough for a toddler they say. We are all about rh super heros lately, so this fits perfectly.

  101. Shell Feis

    That is so cute! My son would be THRILLED to get that for a lunch!

  102. Uplifting Families

    This is a fun lunch for the superhero fan. I’ll have to make something like this for my youngest son. He loves superheros.

  103. Catherine Curti

    I’m sure my little brothers would love this. I wanna try to make this for them.

  104. Shannon P

    That shield sandwich is so cool! Love this idea!

  105. Jessie

    That is so cool! I wish i’d had cool lunches like that when I was a child, i would have loved it. x

  106. Ms. Katrina

    How very creative. It looks good and nutritious too. You kids were probably the envy of the lunch crowd.

  107. erikaawakening962161059

    I really do marvel at this lol! Because when I was a kid, my mother was like “you kids can make your own lunch.”

  108. The Stay-at-Home Life

    I haven’t heard of edible markers before they sound fun.

  109. Amanda || Growing Up Madison

    My boys would love this. They are HUGE Avengers fans and these are amazing!

  110. melisasource

    So cute – and creative!! I love these new Marvel offerings – I know that my son will, too!

  111. aordinarylife

    This is so freaking Cute! Love the share.

  112. traceyzimmer

    Your kids are so lucky! What a fun lunch…talk about a Super MOM! Also, I love your nails.

  113. Shannon Gurnee

    That is such a cute idea! Our kids love Marvel and they loved these snack bars as well!

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