Pretty Waldorf Lunch Containers - The Magic Onions

Pretty Waldorf Lunch Containers

Finding pretty school lunch containers and drinking bottles for a Waldorf school is always such a struggle. Most Waldorf schools ask that the kids not bring any items that have ‘characters’ on them… no disney, no Dora, no Star Wars.  To narrow our choices even further, I am one who has bought into the ‘plastic-is-dangerous’ brigade in a big way too. Our containers have to be wood, glass or stainless steel. Try finding a kids size lunch container that complies! Almost impossible. And, finding a pretty or cool one IS impossible!But don’t fear, those of you who are thinking that we have made our lives far too complicated. We have come up with our own, fun, solution… we adorn the basic containers we can find with pretty transferables. We found these transferables at Michaels and I know that you can find other lovely ones online too.

Here is a before shot of a few glass jars and Teddy’s Thermos. See how plain and boring they are?


We decided which transferables to put where and Teddy rubbed them onto his container with an ice cream stick.

Kitty’s glass jars get pretty involved as she beautifies them with ladybirds, butterflies and bees.

Now Teddy’s school lunch container is pretty cool!

And Kitty’ glass jars are just beautiful!

I do not put these containers in the dishwasher, however, if I was going to put them in, I would paint over the transferrables with a layer of food safe varnish.

Now, Kitty and Teddy really do think that they have the most beautiful lunch containers around.

Blessings and magic,

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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. What a great idea Donni! The results are beautiful :)

  2. Your new lunch containers look fab!

    As a slight aside we also don’t do plastic, and we don’t do characters, and we love our boxes from:

    No affiliation. We just like them (a lot).

  3. Way to go, Donni! We also try to avoid buying character items and it can be difficult. Your idea will help.

  4. What a cute idea. I love the jars especially.

  5. My boys use Planetbox containers too! I love them, lots of space for food choices and dishwasher safe.

  6. i really appreciate all the wonderful ideas….Thank you! Barefoot mama

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