April Fool’s Day Lunch: Buggy Lunch Box

Mar 30, 2016

April Fool's Day is a fun day to play innocent and funny tricks on the people you love. My kids love a good trick and this lunch, filled with realistic looking bugs, will be sure to fool them!

A school lunch covered with plastic bugs.

Note: This lunch is for kids who are old enough to not put the plastic bugs in their mouths. If serving to younger children, please make sure they are supervised so they don't put the small bugs in their mouth.

You Will Need:

  • 1 sandwich, prepared with filling of your choice
  • 2 slices of naval orange, sliced in half
  • 1 apple
  • 1 gummy worm
  • 3-compartment lunch box
  • several realistic plastic bugs (available at dollar stores and toy stores)

Supplies for a school lunch.


1. Using your knife, slice a "bite-mark" out of the bottom of your sandwich. Place your sandwich in your lunch box and place a plastic spider right beside the bite-mark.

2. Place some slices of naval orange in a separate compartment of your lunch box and place some plastic ants on top of the orange slices.

3. Grab your apple and, using your knife, drill a hole into the top of the apple. Place the apple in the last compartment of your lunch box.

A school lunch covered with fake bugs.

4. Take your gummy worm and place it in the hole in the apple so that half the worm is sticking out.

Enjoy this fun, yummy and tricky lunch!

This post was originally published in March 2014. 

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

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Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids—a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.