Whether you're off to school or work, you need something to pack your lunch or snack. Just like the Flintstones, don't forget your lunch pail. There is a mini-Altoids lunch box but that will not do if you have a hero, grinder, po'boy or submarine sandwich. Make a custom giant Altoids "tin" lunchbox from cardboard to fit anything you want.

This is my homage to the working stiff, trying to make a buck and shouldn't be spending any more than they have to by eating out for lunch everyday. So Bumpus, treat yourself to a Subway every once in a while, but it is better to make it fresh yourself.

This instructable should not be construed as any endorsement or advertisement of any kind for franchised Subway sandwiches, personally, I prefer Blimpie's. Subway just slices the bread oddly with the v-channel groove.

Step 1: Cardboard and something sticky to hold it together.

This is essentially just a custom cardboard box with a hinged cover. It is covered in duct tape.

You will need:

A graphic of the Altoids tin cover found on the internet.

Click on the "i" button on the image below to work with the image file I used. Select the highest resolution picture for best printing quality.

Print off a color image that is the size of the lunch box you want to make. I just let the printer expand the graphic I had to be a full size sheet of regular paper.

Duct tape in red and white colors, or if you have a different color tin, the matching colors.

I choose not to paint the box but you can if you want. The duct tape adds a durable wear layer to the cardboard.

glue, hot glue gun if you have one.

scissors or utility knife to cut the cardboard.
:D This is really cool, thanks 'Dad.
maybe you can make a giant <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoid-Guitar/">Altoids Guitar</a>.<br/><br/><em>and how many times have I told you...I am not your 'Dad...</em><br/>
<em>caitlinsdad is everyone's Father.</em><br/>
<em>and the same goes to you, you whippersnapper...</em><br/><br/><em>Skunkbait is everyone's Padre.</em><br/>
Our father who art on ibles, heckled be thy name...
Confess and do eight ibles by the morning...
Your dialog is funnier than the subject of the 'ible - which is also funny - great idea(s), it's time to subscribe.
What is this, the inquisition? I'll go get my <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Skunkbaits-keep-em-barefoot-and-pretty-irreveren/">comfy slippers</a>.<br/>
Are you <em>their</em> dad? Let's take this to Jerry Springer....<br/>
um the awnsers are always the same <br>the probability of that is <br>drum roll please <br> <br> <br>Impossible <br>ever thought the mother cheated (well you get the idea the man always gets let down) hmm........ <br>Blood testing clinic: how mant times have i told you the mother cheated <br>Asian /&amp; hispanic lady from Family Guy jerry springer: no no you only ever say man cheated <br>Blood testing clinic: we are never testing for you again you hypocrite <br>Asian /&amp; hispanic lady from Family Guy jerry springer: no no you test for me <br>Blood testing clinic: goodbye!!! <br>Asian /&amp; hispanic lady from Family Guy jerry springer: no no you keep talk <br>Blood testing clinic: I said goodbye for ever!!! <br>Blood testing clinic:(hangs up) <br> <br>this goes for every other show that for the true parents
Hmmm, you should go question the postman instead. He always rings twice.
Lithium Rain is everyone's Adrian Monk.
You go, sistah!
Who's sistah? Adrian?
Lithium <em>monk</em> is everyone's <em>sister</em>.<br/>
*Picks out fro.*
And Kiteman is everyone mad scientist uncle ;).<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> -Y<br />
50 grams bull!<br /> <br /> Now make it out of metal and have the letters popping out! LOL!
great ible! but.... pepsi? bleh
I totally agree. But, living in Atlanta, I'm a bit biased.
Coke person, eh? You probably own a Macintosh too, and a Zune. Bad combination.
i own a mac, PPC mini mac but i use linux more. And i have a sansa fuze, not a zune
The next thing i was going to say was a sandisk player.
I know, Diet Coke makes a better cleaner.
dude i love coke in the glass bottle and at my grocery store you can buy packs of them!!!!
...epic. That is one pimped out lunchbox.
Thanks, I should have loaded this with ping pong balls or jawbreakers for mints.
Man! I was just about to upload something just like this!!!
C'mon, put it up. The more the merrier.
Awesome :) Why do all your instructables have peoples names on them now ?
1. Because we can. 2. It's fun to draw inspiration from Instructables members of the community and add to the quirkyness.
Fair enough, good idea
How come you haven't done an mg0930mg one? ;)
I'm afraid...you're normal
How could you *cry*
If you used Gorilla glue, it could go in that contest!
The Gorilla Glue contest can be any 'ible with cardboard as the main material. No adhesive required, but your welcome to use it anyway (obviously).
Oh a wish sandwich, like a rubber biscuit?
Cool mon pere. my Îòåö my otosan 爸爸 אבא
love it
Yes indeedy, apple seedy.
Awesome! Sammiches and altoids cans!
It's the curiously strong lunchbox! Does Pepsi come standard or is that just on the XL model?
Only if you get the value meal, and your choice of chips.

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