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‘Lunchbox Dad’ Makes Food Art Like You’ve Never Seen

While most first-graders bring ordinary sandwiches and snacks to school, Beau Coffron’s daughter has something much more special waiting in her lunch box.

That’s because Beau Coffron — a father of three known as Lunchbox Dad — has turned lunch packing into a creative hobby and artistic outlet, as well as an incredible way to connect with his daughter.

In fact, he told The Huffington Post that his lunchbox art (which he shares on his blog with recipes) has brought him closer to his daughter. They talk more about her interests, and she has a daily reminder of how much her dad loves and misses her.

And THIS is why Beau was named a Readers’ Choice in this year’s Babble 100.

Take a look at some of his lunchbox food creations:

  • Despicable Me 2 Minion Lunch 1 of 7
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    The minions are made with bananas, dried seaweed and cheese for the eyes, and some food markers. 

    Get the full tutorial from Lunchbox Dad.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia Lunch 2 of 7
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    I especially love this creative Bento box, inspired by the book that he was reading with his daughter. (ALL THE AWARDS, I tell you!)

    Get the full tutorial from Lunchbox Dad.

  • My Little Pony Pinkie Pie Lunch 3 of 7
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    Some bread, strawberry cream cheese, raspberries, and a little food coloring — and ta-da! Pinky Pie! Lunchbox Dad has even done Applejack and a super-awesome Rainbow Dash Jedi mashup.

    Get the full tutorial from Lunchbox Dad.

  • A Tangled Lunch 4 of 7
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    Rapunzel is re-created with angel hair pasta, bread, and some artistic flair.

    Get the full recipe in Lunchbox Dad's book Adventures in Lunchboxing.

  • Mulan Lunch 5 of 7
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    Another Disney princess lunch — which he made out of pancakes!

    See more at Lunchbox Dad.

  • Chewbacca Lunch 6 of 7
    Lunchbox Dad's Bento Lunches

    He has several Star Wars lunch creations, but I'm especially found of Chewie.

    See more at Lunchbox Dad.

  • Finding Nemo 7 of 7
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    And this Nemo lunch has a video tutorial!

See more at Lunchbox Dad.

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