20 August 2013

Pack A Lunch in A Crayon Storage Box



Wanting to try bento lunches?  Having a hard time finding those awesome bento boxes and tools in your area? Well, lucky for you, it is back to school time and there are lots of unconventional things you can use for a bento box.  For example, I found my sister-in-law found some cool crayon tins and thought they would be perfect for my bento stash.  I quickly put them to use!  Thinking outside of the norm can turn into a great bento-tunity!  What preschooler would not love to have a lunch in a crayon box?


In this lunch:  Corn on the cob with a little butter, roll ups made with tortilla, salami, ham, and cheese, orange sweet peppers, black olives, grape tomatoes, Stauffer's whale crackers, and red grapes.

The pie shaped silicone cups are from Oriental Trading Co.

This lunch was packed in the larger crayon tin.

**UPDATE** 8/23/13

The manufacturer of the Crayola storage tin is The Tin Box Company.  It is stated on their website that they manufacture all their tins per the Children's Product Safety Improvement Act guidelines.  After receiving a concerned comment about the food safeness of this box I emailed the company regarding just that.  Per the Tin Box Company, "All tins are food safe and tested under FDA standards". 


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  1. I would be very concerned about the metals used in the crayon tin not being suitable for serving food in. If they aren't made for food they are not controlling or checking for things like BPA, PVC, lead or other chemicals used in manufacturing that aren't suitable for food containers. Plus if it's not stainless steel you run the risk of rust. It just doesn't seem like the safest thing...

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  2. @Anonymous Thank you for bringing up your concerns in regards to this post. Before publishing this article I did do a little research on the manufacturer of the Crayola tin. It is stated on their website that they manufacture ALL their tins per the Children's Product Safety Improvement Act guidelines. After I received your comment I took one step further and emailed the manufacturer myself regarding the safety of their tins in regard to foods. They emailed me and stated, "Yes, all are tins are food safe and tested under FDA standards". I hope this puts your mind at ease. If you ever question the food safeness of a particular product you could always line it with wax paper or tin foil before you pack it.

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