* Crochet an apple cozy for your child's lunch box or to gift to the teacher on the first day of class. Embellish with a silly face or embroidered saying to make it super fun.
* Go green and stitch up some fun cloth napkins for your child to use at lunch. Then throw them in with your regular laundry and feel better about reducing paper waste in the school cafeteria. Stitch on funny faces or sayings to make your children smile when they open their lunch boxes.
* Decorate a small notebook with your child to use as a lunch-time correspondence between the two of you. Every time you pack a lunch, update the notebook with a sticker, sketch or fun message. Slip the notebook into a plastic lunch bag to protect it from spills and include a small pen or pencil so your child can jot a note or draw a picture in response for you.
*Whip up some custom zippered pouches to hold lunch money and other small, but important items.
* Fabric friends. Kids who are nervous or apprehensive about going back to school might like a little fabric friend necklace or pin to wear or tuck into their pocket for moral support.
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