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Patches Make Lunchbox Notes Extra Special

Patches Make Lunchbox Notes Extra Special

Creative Lunchbox Notes with Patches

Lunchbox notes get creative with the addition of Patches! Packing lunches for kids is a great opportunity to empower them to be their best selves. Of course the food included matters but so does the extra touch of a note, a message, or in this case….a Patch’em Patch. Select a Patch’em patch (or two) to match with uplifting messages to create a lunch with meaning. And all the patches can all come back home and be ironed (or stitched or glued) to a favorite jacket, backpack or lunchbox. A collection of DIY lunchbox notes made out of card stock

Supplies you will need:


Creating your messages on card stock makes them hold up a bit better than plain paper. When you have your sayings ready; cut them out in sizes and shapes to fit on your envelopes. Although my messages were created on the computer you can also handwrite your own. Click here to download these ready-made messages and print them out on cardstock.


Using Smooth Hues Markers, glue the messages to mini bags and decorate with dots/hearts or designs of your choice. And to add a special twist, make twine or ribbon bows; then fix in place with glue. DIY lunchbox notes and colored twine for diy project


Place the patches in the mini bags/envelopes and add them to the lunch boxes. Won't they be surprised! Lunchbox notes on the first day of school would be a great time to let the kids know you are thinking about them.

Don't Forget Teachers!

Teachers will love a little lunchbox note with a treat too! The Creative Fuel Patch’Em Patch Set is perfect to add to a coffee gift card for a teacher's lunch treat. Laura Kelly is a doodle artist with a creative spirit. She spends her time making art and creating fun with her family and her Girl Scout troop. You can follow her blog at Me and My INKlings and find her on social media platforms @laurakellydesigns!

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