Even if a poorly drawn stick figure is all you have, it's like we tell our kids: It really is the thought that counts.
Image: Lunch Bag Art
This flawless Star Wars art was crafted by Derek Benson, a.k.a. the "Lunch Bag Art" dad of Tumblr. According to his description: "I draw on my kids' lunch bags. I'm the dad. I make these during my lunch break." Congrats — your kids are officially the coolest kids at the lunch table.
When Bryan Dunn, freelance designer and illustrator, shared his adorable drawings that he used to decorate his son's lunch bag for the past two years, the rest (as they say) was history. The Bag Dad now has a major online fan base, with his son heading up the fan club.
There's no way a kid won't smile when he sees the loving detail put into a pencil-drawn hedgehog decorating a sack lunch. And with any luck, maybe he'll eat his carrots.
Spencer Platt is just a devoted dad and artist who spruces up his daughter's lunch bag with custom fan art every day of the week.
Barbara Backyard of Flickr shares her inspiration: "A lunch bag I painted thanks to my dad who used to draw cartoons on our lunch bags as kids."
Image: Whiz Bang Bags
Seth Hippen is another father and illustrator who has taken his talents to the lunchroom. Hippen's Whiz Bang Bags Tumblr documents his one-of-a-kind creations that could easily double as wall art.
Image: Doodle Bag Designs
Michael Smith, the dad behind Doodle Bag Productions, explains this lunchtime work of art: "This week finds Sara and her friends dealing with the books as the workload of sixth grade begins to bear down on them. The books are disgorging their information in a massive wave of knowledge. The math books are actually throwing the text and numbers at the students."
Not technically a brown bag, David LaFerriere’s detailed and delightful sandwich bag art for his two children is close enough. LaFerriere says, "I’ve been doing it for my kids since they were little. They love it, and nothing makes me happier than hearing their reaction at the end of the day."
The world's sweetest stepdad took the time to draw his second grader's favorite DC Comics character to brighten her day when she opened her lunch.
Christy Kilgore is a talented graphic designer and mom with a commitment to keeping her kids' lunches interesting. This mom confesses that her expressive lunch bag art is win-win: "I draw on lunch bags. I say it's for my kids, but I just like doing it."
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