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Create a lunch of love!

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While many parents tell their children they love them as they leave for school, the message might've been forgotten by lunchtime.

What better way for a kid to see they are loved, than by finding their lunch full of hearts!


   


 
 
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Step 1: Protein - heart shaped boiled egg

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Many Instructables and websites illustrate how easy it is to create a heart shaped egg.  The basic steps include...
  • Using the cardboard from a rinsed milk carton, create a "canoe" shaped form/mold.
    • Cut the milk carton in half lengthwise, so that a folded corner remains intact along with ~1.5" of the two adjacent sides.   
    • Using the creased corner, fold and loosely wrap a rubber band around each end of the waxed cardboard.
    • Gently push each end of the waxed cardboard toward the center so it resembles a "canoe".
    • Set aside this "canoe" along with a bamboo skewer/chopstick, so that they are easily accessible
       
  • Peel the hard boiled egg and while it is still warm, place the egg in the seating section of the cardboard "canoe".
     
  • Starting from the outside of the "canoe", slip the bamboo skewer/chopstick under one rubber band, over the egg, then under the other rubber band.  The bamboo skewer/chopstick should apply only slight pressure on to the warm hard boiled egg.  (If pressure is too firm loosen the rubber bands, otherwise the cooked egg white may break apart.)
     
  • After about 10 minutes the pressure from the bamboo skewer/chopstick will form a slight but permanent indentation on the cooked egg.  Remove egg from the "canoe" and cut the egg in half through the indentation (not along it), resulting in two heart shaped halves.  
     
  • If desired, place eggs on top of ranch dressing and/or spinach leaves to hold in place and provide more flavor.

OMG!! your children must have been so embarrassed (great idea i love it very creative but) if i got that in my lunch i would each it quick for 2 reasons 1 i love boiled eggs and there not very good for my diet (not that i'm fat i just want bigger muscles) 2 because well love isn't that great well depends on your age like i'd be embarrassed for a sec then realize my mum/dad went 2 a lot of trouble 2 make this so i should enjoy it but others might just be like "ewww love is soo gross"
and i know what your thinking just cuz i have muscles and can't spell well doesn't mean i'm a muscle guy steriotipe i hate that i may be strong but i'm not 1 of those neandethol people
kcli (author)  Dusk Shadows2 years ago
Actually, I don't have any children but at one time had 7 kids (goats) with horns and tails that never sassed back.
ha Lol and i think your saying that i sassed so i'm sorry for that i can get carred away =/
Meier2 years ago
You are so creative. I'm always so excited to see your newest , latest and greatest. Thanks for sharing
scoochmaroo2 years ago
This would make me cry to receive - so sweet!
kcli (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Aww...hopefully tears of joy!
sunshiine2 years ago
Love this one also! Where do you find your fabric? It is always so cute!
kcli (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Aww thanks (at thrift stores!)