After what has been a whirlwind of a year, the silly season is finally here. Now is the time to breathe, spend some time with the ones you love and let the festive spirit wash over you! We've put together some easy bento lunch ideas, festive Christmas recipes and easy craft ideas for the kids to help make this Christmas your best one yet.
We hope you all have a beautiful, relaxing time with your families this year whatever you may be doing!
Easy Christmas Bento Ideas
TURKEY AND CHRISTMAS PICKLE BAGEL
One for all ages, this tasty poppy seed bagel gets a festive twist with roasted turkey slices, pickle, greens and a little relish - Great for a bento 3! Shop all Bento Three styles here.
To make these fun snowmen marshmallows, we just used white marshmallows, stick on candy eyes, a teeny tiny piece of carrot and some icing for the mouth. Great fun to pop into the bentos for a fun additional treat! Shop all Bento Five styles here.
Festive Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids
SANTA SALT DOUGH HAND PRINT ORNAMENT
We love this adorable homemade ornament! All you need is 3 ingredients to make the dough and then some paint to decorate. This would make the perfect keepsake or sentimental gift for family members! See how to make them here.
PAPER PLATE CHRISTMAS TREE
This fun paper plate Christmas tree is a craft and sensory activity all in one! Give your kids a plastic needle and thread to create a fun Christmas tree that can then be hung up for everyone to adore. See how to make it here.
Fun Christmas Recipes
How sweet are these Christmas Cookies! They are super easy to bake and make for a delicious lunch box treat for the silly season. Decorate them with anything festive, from Christmas trees to gifts! Why not try your hand at drawing Santa with icing? See the full recipe here.
CANDY CANE BROWNIES
Chewy, crunchy and oh so delicious! These Candy Cane Chocolate Brownies are a decadent treat and are so much fun to make. Get the little ones involved too, they will love crushing candy canes and decorating these festive brownies! See the full recipe here.
Do you have a favourite recipe, craft activity or Bento filler for Christmas? We'd love to hear about it! Leave us a comment below sharing your Christmas favourites.