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Valentine’s Day-themed bento boxes for kids

Nichole Beaudry strives to capture the wonder, beauty, and whimsy in the small moments with her children.She earned her undergraduate degree in English from The University of Texas and her masters in English from California State Univers...

Small bites for your little sweetheart

Armed with a few cookie cutters, some cute food picks and a bit of creativity, you can delight your little ones this Valentine's Day with these fun bento box ideas.

We're suckers for bento boxes and, if we're honest, we're also crazy for all things Valentine's Day. So naturally we love nothing more than merging the two! With a few supplies and some creative inspiration, you can become a bento pro and bring a huge smile to your little one this Valentine's Day.

Pick your favorite

Food picks are a great way to pack up some sweet nothings. Who wouldn't want to open a box, just bursting with love? And hearts. Tons of hearts.

Small bites for your little sweetheart

Work out the bugs

Small bites for your little sweetheart

What child wouldn't be delighted by this love bug-themed bento box, created by Karen from Bento-logy? We think your little sweetheart will be buzzing for weeks to come once they've seen this adorable buggy lunch.

Pocket some love

Small bites for your little sweetheart

Your kids might have some competition when it comes to this grown-up friendly bento idea from Rachel, who blogs over at Following in My Shoes. She's taken the irresistible pizza flavors and cleverly sandwiched them in these homemade hot pockets. (This is just one of the many great bento ideas on her blog.)

Seal it with a kiss

Cathy, from 505 Design, certainly has a knack for the small details when it comes to packing a great bento lunch. We love this sweet (no pun intended) love note that she included in her take on Valentine's Day lunch.

Small bites for your little sweetheart

Keep it at home

Small bites for your little sweetheart

If your little one eats lunch at home, why not use your muffin tin as your bento box? Jean, from Bento Days, portioned up some love in these six compartments that give you more than enough space to pack in both nutrition and little displays of affection. Just because they don't go to school doesn't mean they should miss out on the bento fun!

Follow the arrow

Small bites for your little sweetheart

If you need a few little finishing touches to take your Valentine's Day bento box up a notch, check out these adorable strawberry and pretzel Cupid's arrows, dreamed up by Michelle, over at Creative Food.

We're wishing you and your little ones a happy (and tasty!) Valentine's Day.

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